Research, Design

HappyHere was a participatory, immersive light installation, created for Pig Rock Bothy, which used colour and light to visualise thoughts and feelings. The technology turned visitor’s answers to seven simple questions into a narrative of light and colour, featured on a custom-built screen in the installation. After dark, Pig Rock Bothy became a beacon of coloured light, replaying all of the feelings recorded by it during the day and transmitting it out into the night sky.

This installation was created in collaboration with Pete Thomas and was commissioned by National Galleries of Scotland for Pig Rock Bothy.

Design Process


The code and system diagram can be found on github

Further information

This research project undertaken at DJCAD in collaboration with Pete Thomas, the installation was funded by the National Galleries of Scotland. Special thanks to Leonardo Amico.