Building 2

The main idea of the booth is the interaction between people without having to worry about it, but also having to physically interact with people in a nice, loving, and warmth had to be carefully chosen. So I’ll be using these fuzzy bear gloves that audience will use to interact, so they place their hands…

Sketching, Prototyping, and Building 1

Sketching and Prototyping: Building: Wooden pieces for the booth has been cut and ready to be put together and at the same time I am getting the flag ready to be printed on a polyester fabric. So the flag will go inside a laser cut box that will be part of an unexpected situation and the…

Prototyping and testing 2

Using Arduino, a mosfet tinkerkit, switch to trigger the solenoid. Sketching out the different possibilities of having a working prototype. Cutting the wooden pieces to create a properly sized box

Prototyping and testing 1

The final concept has been decided. I have used both projects and made them one big project. 2 plinths and a booth. The plinths are a way to exert physical contact and humour with anticipation, they will have 2 boxes that would need winding, 1 object is a gun that will fire a flag with the…

Sketching: Finalizing the ideas

Last few days I had 2 different directions that include 4 points and my job was to choose a direction, so it was either go with making something for people with social phobia or the ones without but showing them whats it like being in their shoes. After doing lots of sketching, drawing, and putting…

Mind mapping: Social Phobia

My dissertation is about how interaction design can use humour to influence the behaviour of people with social anxiety and I’m trying to relate my project to something according to that topic or something similar. Mind mapping is a technique used to visualize the different branches of a subject and try to construct the thoughts and…

FMP 1st idea

I wanted to use the concept of slapstick for my project but in an interactive way so the first idea I came up with was using a punchbag or a pinata that people can use to express their feelings using physical humour with a screen behind to show some additional cartoon music and animated reactions to…

Decision made

After hard working and deep research, I have decided to direct my project in one route. Childlike play, creativity, imagination, and fear of judgment has lead to a topic that I felt was interested and has been avoided; social phobia. Social anxiety disorder is a substantial fear of being judged by others, which relates to…

Design thinking

I had to write a proposal to target my thesis into one direction but using the idea of creativity is very difficult, it is a big subject to discuss and it’s one huge cloud that could rain hundred other topics. The feedback I got for the proposal wasn’t encouraging and it needed more structure so…

Stage 1: Creativity and Playfullness

This is the beginning of the research of my dissertation and project I was very interested in the idea of creativity and how as adults we don’t “play” as we used to as kids. Kids can turn anything into joy and fun, they are never embarrassed about showing off their games, scrabbles, paintings, and the…

Start of Thesis and Final Major Project

Legs shaking, eyes twirling, and nail biting; this is how it all starts. These are some of the habits that happen to some people that have a problem expressing themselves in social situations. Heart beat racing, sweating, and turning yellow are definitely not a good sign, it’s not because you’ve been jogging but that also…

Speculative Design Final Outcome

What if I can design something that makes people become or act like a tree? Probably adding a Nano technology into their DNA, which requires more scientific research? Or how about a simpler direction by making their clothes and accessories that they use daily to help do the job? I tried to find a textile…