6 Days of Exhibition

It has been a great and fantastic experience, what a way to end my masters. The reaction was incredible and I got the feedback that I wanted and was hoping to hear from the people, they managed to fill up the board and unfortunately, there wasn’t enough space for everyone. 1 person that came by which…

Exhibition Day

It is exhibition day and things should be placed in the gallery, we are having health and safety check before we open our doors. When people walk into the booth, they will place their hands inside the gloves and watch people/visitors on an iMac that replaces their faces with cartoon images through a processing program and…

Putting these together

The 3rd project is ready to go, by using the wooden rod to trigger the buzzer like a TNT bomb but instead of an explosion it will spray water through the pump by pumping it 3 times and it will not only spray once but with an unexpected 2nd spray of water that will be…

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…