This project is about learning the system of a space and where to intervene.
Feelings are a big part of this project. My contraption serves little logistical purpose, if any at all, but I believe that the spurts of entertainment it provides give the students working in the studio a slightly more lighthearted experience, lifting some of the pressure of academic processes and allowing for some breathing room in between stressful hours.
In this assignment, I learned about a kind of design I don’t typically have the opportunity to explore: designing for joy. I learned what it takes to design with an emotion in mind, and that is a far more acute sensitivity towards my own emotions, and more insightful observations of other people playing with my product. The value of this project was the opportunity to develop this concept through digital and physical prototyping and experimenting with my peers.