Project: Social Thing

Development and Feedback with Riccie and Rania

Today we share our work with Riccie and Rania from IBM. I visit my classmates’ works, they are all amazing. I got some feedback and they are very helpful: Make the interaction easier. For example, can I insert the pieces as a switch? can I simplify the process of test? Think about different situations of different people. For example, (from Riccie) a lady just off duty, today is so shiiiit, (just want to pressssssssssss the red button). Think about the scenario. It is a little bit similar with number 2 and this works on different situations and different people. It also… More

Third Prototype

Finally, I find a good starting point. It’s a lamp which can help sleep. There is a motor that make the lamp rotates,  2 Battery in the foundation. I made several plastic pieces like this. I designed some patterns with different topics. It’s like a CD album. When you insert it, it will play the ‘CD’ with light. More

Two possible materials

Speaking of making a movable pattern, I want to look for materials for it, and here are what I think it possible: 1. Superhydrophobic   2.  Magnetic fluid… More

Second prototype

Here is my Second prototype! Everybody dreams, but not everybody can remember their dreams. So I think dream journey is always a treasure. How do you feel about your dream?  You can comment your dream through my first prototype. There is 3 faces stand for ‘good’, ‘soso’ and ‘bad’. After you week up, choose the feeling, and you can get positive feedback and encouragement from it. Start your good day!… More


Initially, There are 3 directions for my social thing according to my tribe. Before dream Hint or stimulus for ‘I will have lucid dreams’ and ‘What I want to dream tonight’ Ref: Rorschach test is a psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning. key: talk to your unconsciousness! A book of surrealist games (Alastair Brotchie, 1995)      2.After dream Maybe use the… More