Spatial Perception

Industrial design, Interaction design, Mechanical design, Creative direction, 2023
Project funded by ZER01NE(Hyundai Motor Group)

collaborated with
AR / Univty Development: Jooseung You
Hardware Development: Minkwon Kim

Most of us experience getting in a car looking out the window and observing the scenery. Unlike airplanes, trains, or personal transportation, only autonomous vehicles can function as viewing pods crossing the urban space. A self-driving vehicle no longer functions as a machine that needs to be controlled but as a spatial interface that interacts with the landscape. It will be possible to directly communicate with the city and nature outside the window based on V2I (Vehicle-to-Infrastructure) technology or even rewind past moments through sensors around the vehicle.

<Spatial Perception> is an application that functions as a navigation or map within autonomous vehicles. If future vehicles are interfaces across the space, they will work as the user’s extended sense of space. That (spatial) sense will exist not as a picture on a small screen but as a space the user enters. Visitors will glimpse the future by experiencing how autonomous vehicles, augmented reality, and wearable technology change how we interact with space by experiencing <Spatial Perception>.

Vehicle with the app: Spacial Perception - sending hearts to new museum

Using Hololens to interact with scense from inside an autonomous vehicle

Main Modules

Input Modules

Toggle switch,  Button, Slider knob, and a Joystick (From left to Right)

Toggle Switch




Wearables - What if AR experience can be enhaced by haptic / tactile / modular werables? What if we could ‘wear’ applications not staring at a small, flat screens?

What if we can send likes to our favorite buildings? what if we don’t have to look at the phone to find the social media of favorite restaurants and just look at the physical space and shoot a heart?

What if finding a cafe does not start with looking down at map applications, but start with finding coffee icon augmented in the physical world? What if we can ‘get inside’ the map application rather than just push the button of a flat screen?

What if we can travel time just by moving slider? What if the 3D data of past and future can be generated simultaneously so that we can see the past, present and the future of a space anytime?

What if we could capture what I ‘see’, not looking through the screen/camera of a phone?

Hololens View of Vehicle Application: Spatial Perception

Concept / Process