The Stanchion Computer 2019

The Stanchion Computer is a low cost, public computing platform. It not only explores a radically new configuration for the screen and mouse, which is eliminated in favor of a mouseless keyboard and wall projection, it also employs a standing configuration, and is battery powered, so it can be situated in nearly any environment. The elimination of horizontal surfaces, such as table tops or desks allows for myriad applications that go well beyond conventional interfaces.

Like the velvet rope that is linked together with stanchions, a stanchion computer can also delimit space. Although public wayfinding was our initial user scenario, we envision many design applications and research directions that this kind of human-machine interface can be applied to.