After further discussion and research, we realised that we lacked interaction with the books itself. Hence, we improved on our idea and decided to take out our own images, instead replacing it with the images already found in the books.
Title: Judge a Book by its Cover
Team Members: Vanessa Ang, Sammi Neo
Project Focus: To bring attention to the forgotten books through user experience.
Project Write- up:
Do you still read in libraries?
Nowadays, most people come into the library to study, use their laptops, or sleep. Many have forgotten the original purpose of a library: to read books. The books now lay obsolete on their shelves, untouched. Through this project, we hope to bring you through a visual-audio experience from the perspective of a book.
Group Members: Vanessa, Sammi
Idea #1: String sculpture
Aim: To show interconnectedness between different genres
Gather books from different categories like Art History, Graphic Design etc. Each of them would be represented by different colours. E.g. Red for art history. Then we will create this string structure of the colours of rainbow and they will converge at a point. At the converged point, it would be a book that best represent all of them. Since the world that we live in is interconnected and the library is a place of knowledge we hope to represent how the different categories of books are connected to one another.
Idea #2: Tree of knowledge
Aim: To show a contradiction between the idea of books being an object of knowledge or object of waste and it’s all dependant on us (library visitors) giving them their function.
Books can be a form of knowledge. However, nowadays, fewer people are turning to books in the libraries to gain knowledge. This was a phenomenon we noticed in the ADM library, where no one was looking through the shelves of books anymore. Thus, the books become waste. Even though the object itself does not change, because of the way we use it, the function of it changes.
Product: To create a tree using book pages. Contradicts between the tree of knowledge and the idea of trees being cut down for paper.
We propose using the stand as the tree base
Idea #3: Cozy Corner
Aim: To make the beanbag area a more comfortable and relaxed place
Description: We realised that many students go to the ADM library to take a nap or relax on the beanbags provided. We wish to make this experience more comfortable by providing eye masks and creating a relaxing soundtrack for them to listen to as they nap. (eg: ASMR)