Final Project Update 1

My idea for my final project is to do a live review of a soccer shoe. The problem is that there are already many videos on YouTube that provide comprehensive reviews about soccer shoes. It’s pretty much advertising the product and explaining its features for people who are considering whether or not to buy the shoe. What I want to do is to think of a way to provide a new experience for viewers.

Some of my ideas include:

  • Engaging viewers to ask me specific questions about the shoe so as to create the most in-depth review ever. For example, they can ask me about the measurement of my shoe to see whether it will fit them. Most shoes only provide generic sizes and not actual measurements for the shoe.
  • Doing ‘tests’ of the shoe, such as bending it at different points or different directions. I also had an idea of videoing the effect of dropping a tennis ball onto the shoe to see how much rebound/cushion effect the shoe has.

That’s all that I have so far. Appreciate any ideas or suggestions 🙂

1 Comment

  1. What is interesting about this project is how it addresses one of the most everyday objects in our lives: the shoe. Like many advertisements, selling a product is often more about show how we live with a product. Showing why the product has some form of meaning. So if you were to track the movement of your shoe, a kind of “shoe cam” then we would be not just following your shoe, but you the person wearing the shoe, where the shoe takes you, how it propels your movement, and in the end, we not only see a review of the shoe, but your relationship to it, what it means to you. I look forward to discussing!

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