Created for automaker Infiniti’s booth at the Detroit Auto Show, the Infiniti Interactive Mirrors is a system of unique interactive mirror displays. The project was developed and designed by Nikolai Cornell in collaboration with Phil van Allen, The Designory, Mindflood, and George P. Johnson. Placed side by side, three mirrored glass panes measuring 8 feet tall by 3.5 feet wide with a high-lumen projector projecting content at the rear of each panel that is displayed to the user looking at themselves in the mirror from the front.
This creates a unique sensation for the user who sees his own reflection in the mirror simultaneously with projected images. Each comes with embedded sensors at the top that can sense when a user is reaching out to touch a particular spot on the mirror. This provides the user with the sensation of interacting with a giant touch screen. As a user approaches the mirror, an additional sensor triggers a welcome screen and a three dimensional spatial content is projected in front of the viewer.
The user thus finds himself more immersed in the display that he is interacting with. The Infiniti Interactive Mirrors can be used to display a range of dynamic and still photographic images as well as motion graphics and flash animation. For the Infiniti brand, it provided a seamless and almost surreal way to promote the look and feel of their vehicles though the system can just as easily be used in other applications as well.
Source: Nikolai Cornell