Daan Roosegaarde is a Dutch artist and innovator who is internationally known for creating social designs that explore the relation between people, technology and space. He has already created many interactive designs such as the Smart Highway and the Smog project. And the project that I really love is the Yes But chair. This chair has voice recognition and will give you a little shock when you say the words ‘yes but’. He developed this chair because he was frustrated that so many people start with these words when they hear a new idea. Wouldn’t it be great to have such chairs in every meeting room. I’m sure that a lot of innovations could finally be realized.
Here’s a dutch interview with Daan Roosegaarde – guest at the TV program ‘De wereld draait door’