Mobile Environments

  • Environments that come to the user, or that can be moved to various locations
  • Flips paradigm of humans traveling to a particular environment—instead, environments travel to humans
  • Mass-culture precedent in food trucks, pop-up stores; digital layer involves telling users where environments have been [re]located or even directly summoning environments
  • Imagine offices, schools, stores or clinics arriving at your home or an another convenient location


  • Philips Hue portable lighting
  • On-demand classrooms in school buses (Curitiba, Brazil)
  • Pop-Up Stores and Food Trucks
  • Ideo concept
  • Robotic Architecture (import an environment)