List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

2015 – Physical Weather Display


Japanese Software engineer Ken Kawamoto invented the Tempescope, a device that displays weather forecasts or current weather physically.

The Tempescope physically simulates weather forecasts via a wireless connection from a computer or a smartphone in real-time in order to get a better idea of what the actual weather is outside. Raining is simulated by water dripping down the box, temperature is represented by color-chaning LEDs and cloudiness is conveyed by a mist diffuser.

Source: Dovas (2015) This Box Shows Tomorrow’s Weather On Your Table With REAL Rain And Clouds.

Added by: Pierre Dragicevic & Jean Vanderdonckt, sent by: Lora Oehlberg. Category: Active physical visualization  Tags: weather