The Way of the Heart

A personalised harmonograph

The Way of the Heart is a design installation that enables the visualization of the heartbeat according to the principle of a harmonograph. A harmonograph is a mechanical device that uses the movement of pendulums to create a geometrical pattern. Our harmonograph includes a pulse sensor that affects the movement of the drawing surface and thus disrupts the pattern created. As the final product is to be exhibited at the Milan Design Week 2023, we wanted to create a unique experience for the visitor. The idea behind it is that each user of The Way of the Heart would be able to create a visit card with their own heartbeat visualization, leaving the place with a very personalized art piece.

Project info
Clara Bertiere
Peder Nilsson