Week 2: Thursday, 30 11 17. Intermediate Presentation

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Week 2: Wednesday, 29 11 17. Prototype #01: Vibration Sleeve

To gather the first set of data to measure a stress level caused by vibration on the body, we created a rapid prototype with a small vibration motor. Now we’re exposing the subjects to vibration and measure the changes with a┬áskin conductivity sensor.

Week 2: Tuesday, 28 11 17. Ideation #02: Uncomfortable Situations

After speech, we further went into the topic of “uncomfortable situations”. Can we recreated the feeling of anxiety for example in a crowded train station?

The question arises of what kind of output we’ll have to fabricate.

Week 1: Thursday, 23 11 17. Ideation #01: Sounds to communicate

Are the sounds we use to communicate just the words we use? There’s much more nuance to it.

  • Pitch
  • Volume
  • Pronunciation
  • Speed

The surroundings of a scenery also have an effect

  • Other people talking
  • Noise
  • Movement

Can we transfer the experience of sound to different senses like… touch?

Week 1: Wednesday, 22 11 17. Waste / Bodystorming

The traces we leave behind everyday in the form of waste could be a way to collect data about the behaviour of an individual. Like every form of data collection, it’s subject of interpretation what could have happened.

 

 

 

Fig. 01: human waste traces.

 

 

As an exercise I decided to track my waste over the course of a day. It’s a small insight into my activities over those 24 hours and not the full picture. Tracking should always be considered as a window into someones behaviour, and not a full account.

 

 

 

Fig. 03: tracked waste of Fernando’s day

 

 

Conclusions / questions

  • Was I stressed over that day (12 cigarette buts)?
  • There isn’t much casings coming from food. Did I eat enough or did I just eat food without casings?
  • What happened to the other sock?