It was a spur of a moment as we suddenly got inspired from a baby cot mobile. What we liked about the mobile is the rotating movement of it and we feel that it will add more dynamics to our project. Also, we felt that if we were to replace the soft toys with canes, it will be quite funny as we can’t imagine a bunch of cane swinging around us when we were young hahaha. And thought that this would be a great idea! Thus, this is the beginning of our Baby Cot!
Here are 3 circular items that we feel could potentially be the base of our Baby Cot. Hula Hoop and parts of a bicycle wheel. Of course, we would have to spray paint it in another colour to suit our colour scheme.
We stuck on the canes and went to test it out on the space itself!
We felt that the black ring was a lil small and it makes it look underwhelming, so we swapped it for Tisya’s pink hula hoop instead. What we imagined on how the baby cot is gonna work is that it’s triggered from various motion region. So if someone were to step onto a specific region, it would trigger the hula hoop to spin and play various caning sounds. We wanted the motion region to be hidden as we felt it was interesting on how the user is unaware that his/her actions is affecting the mobile cot itself.
This links back to the concept of the cane where holds the power to cane the child. In this case, the user(parent) is affecting the hoop(child), and by right, the user will keep finding the right spot where it will trigger the hoop which means its sort of continuously caning the child.
So here’s a quick process video on our baby cot!