More Exploration

After presenting our idea to our lectures we are once again looking at exploring related objects and ideas. Although they were happy with the idea that we had, they offered us possible ways to push our idea. Below are a few pages of notes that were taken during and after our discussion.

The above page just shows some of the key points the we talked about with our lecturers. The ideas of taking traditional objects or activities, (such as the two cans on a piece of string and using it to talk to your mate) and putting a modern twist on it. By having a object that has references to the past, people are more likely to understand how to interact with it even if it is presented in a modern or technical way. From this, the list below was made after class to see what things we as a group use to do, and actives that could be transformed into a modern interaction.

From this list we narrowed it down as a group to things that we felt could be manipulated in the ways that we wanted. We ended up with three different paths to look down.

1) Yogurt pots or tin cans attached to string. – For this we decided that using actual tin cans yogurt pots would be the reference to the past, and then the connection between them may be LED’s that light up along the string or rope portraying the sound moving through to the other end. The other idea was to completely remove the connection between the two containers and have them transmit wirelessly.

2) Sea shells and what they sound like when you hold them to your ear. – We thought that for this, the idea of contrast to the sea shells could be a nice feature, instead of hearing the calming sounds of the sea shell when you put it up to your ear, you actually hear a urban city, bus, train or general urban noise. We were also thinking of having plugs come from the sea shells which could help to make the design more intriguing to passes by.

3) Is the glass bottles idea. – This is just the same idea, as posted before, the group likes this idea, but we relies that it needs development so we are going to keep looking into it.

We also looked into the ideas of child activities, and things such as ‘The Dangerous Book For Boys’, and the activities that they have in them. Below is one of these. It’s not from ‘The Dangerous Book For Boys’ but a similar one of mine.

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