Jonathan Anderson

Digital Interaction Design BSc (Hons)

A METER THAT USES CLUB DATA TO INFORM CLUBBERS BEFORE ENTERING AN ESTABLISHMENT.

About

How sweaty is it in there? How busy is it? How is the music? These are the most frequently discussed questions while planning where to go on a club night. The ‘clubometer’ is a discreet nightclub way-finder. It is produced to send out small insights from inside the clubs to increase customer satisfaction. It operates by receiving real-time data from local clubs and then displaying it on the clubometer’s digital interface for club-goers to view and decide where to venture. The way-finder will switch on automatically between the hours of 10 pm and 3 am, as most clubs operate during these times. The design was constructed in three stages, this includes a concrete block frame containing the electronic components and circuit. At the same time, a front metal panel visually displays the collected data behind the acrylic screen, protecting the LCD monitors for longevity. Even though the sign is quite weighty, it is still portable, so it can be re-positioned anywhere in the urban environment. Everyone is welcome to view and use the clubometer; midnight dog walkers who are just curious about the current night scene and new club-goers who need insights to connect to their desires.

Two individuals analysing the data on the clubometer interface.

The clubometer in action.

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