Project: Social Thing

What’s the Next?

This is a video about what’s going on with this project.     Main points: • Display the suggestions without laptop and Arduino. • Transfer the words information into the accepted image information. • Integrate existing messy information to produce only one result. • Think of aesthetics in terms of design… More

Final Video

Final Outcome:   Editing the video…     Click to Watch:… More

Social Thing: Feedback from Final Crit

Today we had the final crit with Rania and Ricci from IBM. We did the first presentation about our tribe with them in April, and they came to see our prototypes and gave useful feedbacks for us today. I showed my project to everyone and also look at others work, I have to say, it was a wonderful session this morning, all the others work were quite interesting and impressive! I also got some useful feedback from IBM guys, Gareth, Nicolas and some of my classmates. Thanks for everyone. Here are some important points: how about input data? maybe… More

Social Thing: 3rd Prototype

Biorhythm Calendar As my tribe is the women who do their make-up on the tube, essentially, the value of this tribe is the fast life in contemporary society and people do not have enough time to do those kinds of things, such as makeup. So that they made full use of their fragment time in their daily life. In that case, my idea is based o the biorhythm of themselves, which could calculate their own biorhythm according to your birthday and generate three data. Those three aspects are the physical, emotional and intellectual condition. So… More

Social Thing: idea development

After the second prototype, I extended my direction to biorhythm, which is an attempt to predict various aspects of a person’s life through simple mathematical cycles(by Wikipedia). From the mindmap I created, you could see that the first part I want to explore is chronobiology, which is related to alarm, so that the random machine I made will separate weekdays and weekends, and will provide people different options on those different days. To do list on weekdays will be things about study and work, but on weekends, things will be relaxable, like listen to music or play games. More

Social Thing: 2nd Prototype

Then, I used Arduino to create a random machine to help people make choice what they will do in the morning. There is my prototype: Here is my Arduino code: Feedback: From the conversation with Nicolas, he suggested me that I could build a database based on biorhythm which could separate weekdays and weekend, and also from my idea about the future teller, he gave me advice about “change” project and Chinese lucky cookie, which belong to Astrology. More

Social Thing: New Inspiration

After I interviewed my tribe who do their make-up on the tube, I got the idea of using fragments time. My tribe told me that sometimes they didn’t have ideas about what things to do during this period of time. I made random as my starting point, which I hope it could help people make the decision about what they will do in today’s fragments time. My inspiration for this part is the game which I played in my childhood, it called “paper future teller”. My idea is using the random machine to run out the choices of things we will… More

Primary Research on my tribe

This morning I took the Central line from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. I recorded women doing makeup and also I tried to do so as well. The problem is there are too many people in the tube in the peaking time, it’s hard to have a sit and also hard to do make-up without someone’s disturbance, I was like shaking by the tube and by the people who shaking by tube as well… I had conversations with 7 women. I asked them why they do their make-up on the tube. 2 of them said they’ve never think… More

Social Thing:1st Prototype

The picture above is my inspiration, which is one device enhance the stability when you take the tube or bus, so that people could sleep on the train.   So I made a belt as my first prototype. The theme is about “public and private”. There is feedback I got from my lovely classmates:… More