This is the portfolio of Luuk Schipperheijn,
a creative developer.

Touch Me Please

Touch Me Please © Ronald Smits

Touch Me Please is a manifestation of Alissa + Nienke’s visionary approach to spaces dedicated to well-being. Envisioned as designers exploring the potential of spatial design to enhance the well-being of occupants, this project emerged as a testament to their commitment to creating immersive and therapeutic environments. The inspiration behind the large felt wall, adorned with diverse textures, lies in fostering an interactive experience that invites individuals to center themselves, stepping away from the complexities of the mind.

Touch Me Please © Ronald Smits

Responsible for the technical development, the project utilized MPR121 capacitive sensing ICs in conjunction with Arduino and Raspberry Pi units. The meticulous fine-tuning of touch sensitivity was a key aspect, ensuring a nuanced and responsive interaction with the felt surfaces. A web interface was crafted, providing designers with a user-friendly platform to adjust parameters and upload sounds. This technical foundation not only facilitated a seamless user experience but also empowered designers to tailor the sensory engagement, enriching the overall impact of the project.

Touch Me Please © Ronald Smits

In my role as the project’s technical lead, I oversaw the seamless integration of hardware and software components, employing MPR121 capacitive sensing ICs, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi units. I meticulously fine-tuned touch sensitivity to ensure optimal user interaction with the diverse textures adorning the felt wall. Additionally, I developed a user-friendly web interface, empowering designers to customize parameters and upload sounds effortlessly. Through my expertise, I facilitated a dynamic and immersive experience that encourages tactile exploration and auditory discovery, ultimately fostering mindfulness and playful engagement within the space.