Paper Signals


I’ve been obsessed with paper craft and origami since my dad first taught me when I was a kid. I’ve always thought it would be interesting to create little paper displays that received live data from the internet and could communicate through movement. Passive displays that showed useful bits of information I could see at a glance. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity spend a few months concepting, crafting paper mechanisms and designing instructions for this project with an incredible team.

Paper Signals is an experiment that explores how physical things can be controlled with voice. We designed a few examples you can build yourself that track things like weather, Bitcoin, rocket launches, and more.To make a signal you just need a kit of off-the-shelf parts, a printer, and a Sunday afternoon. Headed to the site to learn more about building a signal, and to get a kit. 

Created at Google Creative Lab
Role: Creative Lead, Designer