Weather Vain / by Daniel Buckley

 This test, using the Kinect library for Processing, tested my idea to add a digital experience to bus and train waiting stations. Screens on the ceilings of train and bus waiting canopies would reflect the weather conditions on the outside of the canopy — rainy weather would launch rain animations on the screens, while sunny weather would launch digital blue skies.  However, using the Kinect, the system could acknowledge the presence of users and change the weather above them. Suddenly a clear blue sky above a user during a rain storm, or a rain cloud above an overheated user during the summer, is not only playful, but sends a moment of mental relief to the user.