The Funky Coffee Table is an interactive tabletop tool that supports image browsing in the context of creating mood boards.
The interaction is set around a coffee table to support image searching in a relaxed setting. The tool encourages designers to work using hand movements to pre-select images. To reduce the desk clutter that results from cutting out dozens of pictures from magazines, the space above the work surface has been extended for interaction and divided into multiple interaction layers. Piles of images can be created in two layers above the table, which can be promptly consulted for an updated overview of the selection process.