Deconstructions of concept given to us:
The Device is a lens that allows you to see the stories of others.
like on Instagram, you can now instantly consume and connect with these
stories of others
and here are a couple of ideas stemming from this, to place the interaction
in a kitchen, using the mug as the object of interaction,
Function of the app used: Insta-stories as a consumption of other users'
life or experiences they choose to share on the net.
Metaphor: Mugs/ glasses/ cups as a vessel to contain, view and finally
consume the beverage and the insta-stories at the same time.
The lens super-imposes the stories you want to see based on your
beverage of choice.
cat videos X espresso shot
Perhaps as quickly down the throat as you'd just
ordered it? Just needed that fix. The daily dose of the everyday.
entertainment videos X beer mug
Or now enjoying it slow and chill, now chugging it down fast? The hype
and all the crazy things you wished you could do.
travel videos X wine glass
And maybe having the relaxing sip and taking time to explore the
world through someone-else's eyes?
How does someone-else's insta-stories taste like?
The user chooses the way to consume them.
Function of the app used: Insta-stories as a way to connect with strangers.
Granting strangers access to your private accounts.
Metaphor: The clinking of mugs/ glasses/ cups, the universally accepted
way of saying "Cheers !" and hence celebrating a conversation or interaction
over the consumption of beverages in a social setting.
For this idea, we are thinking of a social event similar to sort of
Venetian Mask Party,
step 1 where people would start off the interaction by saying "Cheers !"
step 2 When they clink their mugs together, their lenses immediately grants access
to the person they have chose to connect with.
step 3 They can now see the stories the other person has pre-uploaded and
at any time,
they may choose to sip on their drink with would mean that they give a like to the
step 4 and so finally they can choose to end the connection by closing their eyes
and turning away to find a new person to connect with.
So, that are the couple of very simple sketch ideas we had for
the second class exercise.
And what was interesting to learn is that we can start by ascribing meaning
to objects and working concepts from there. Deconstructing already existing
design models and reconstructing them to find associations and
patterns of interaction in a new situation or
with new objects.