Future World is a permanent exhibition in ArtScience Museum that explores the connections between unconfined interactive artworks, inartificial wonders of our world (to some extent the universe as well) and the relative influence of humans in all. Since its opening in 2016, Future World has undergone several transformations. These continual adjustments offer the visitors to experience non-static artworks with uniquely different interaction possibilities with each visit. It is this constantly evolving and highly interactive/fluxional nature of the space that welcomes visitors of all ages.
It is obvious that digital artifacts are all around us. In an age where smart phone companies introduce their latest model religiously, it is no surprise digitization and new technologies spread to our everyday life more and more each day. Ultimately, our designed world adapts to these advances as well; breeding new (and constant) challenges for the interaction designers of today.
After reading Anette M. Kim’s suggestions on understanding sidewalk life and space anew, I immediately wanted to reflect upon the physical and social dimensions of my own city’s sidewalks; Istanbul
‘A city’s sidewalk system usually exceeds the city’s parks and large open spaces.’
One may think about the overspreading nature of the sidewalks after reading this sentence. Yet, I think about how these vast spaces of eating, socializing and trading are changing and becoming more insignificant day by day for us locals of Istanbul. While the act of vending is no way near HCMC in terms of variety and quantity, the usage purposes of sidewalks changed a lot in time; one can say it is still adapting to the needs of the modern-day Istanbul.
Choose two objects that you use every day (you cannot pick mobile phones or laptop/computer) and analyze their design using the principles described in Chapter 1 of The Design of Everyday Things. Imagine describing what the object is and what it’s designed to do to someone who has never seen it before. Is it intuitive or frustrating?
First Object: My Glasses
Glasses are basically a pair of lenses set in a frame. This frame rests on the nose and ears to mainly be used to correct or assist defective eyesight. While prescription glasses, such as the one shown below, can be used indefinitely or while doing certain set of activities (ex. reading); there are also glasses which are used as protection against sun, sportswear, etc.