The Design and Technology Lab is a joint venture between the Industrial Design Programme at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and the Product Development Group of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). The Lab is a cross-university education and research platform dedicated to interdisciplinary innovation projects.

Kea is an innovative drone control system that allows users to focus exclusively on taking pictures.

KEA

Kea is an innovative drone control system that allows users to focus exclusively on taking pictures.

The Design and Technology Lab is a joint venture between the Industrial Design Programme at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and the Product Development Group of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). The Lab is a cross-university education and research platform dedicated to interdisciplinary innovation projects.

It is fascinating to see the world from above. Camera drones enable immersion in new and exciting worlds of images and are increasingly used by photographers and filmmakers for unique image and video recordings. However, concentrating on the image detail while controlling the drone is very challenging.

Dimitri Gerster (ETHZ) and Naomi Stieger (ZHdK) have developed a new type of drone control that allows focusing exclusively on taking pictures. Formally and haptically, KEA is inspired by the functionalities of professional cameras. It creates intuitive operation of benefit especially to photographers and filmmakers. Specifically developed operating functions enable users to work more precisely and more diversely with the resulting image material. Central to this is the execution of fluid camera movements and the easy location of image sections. Thus a high artistic freedom is made possible and intuitive flight and image control is created.

Gestaltung:

Studios Zürich, Basel

 

Umsetzung:

Neusicht

 

Copyright:

©DTL, 2016

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