Design for Discomfort

Design for Discomfort: Unusual Surveillance

November 14, 2018 Design for Discomfort

This week’s assignment was to surveil our fellow classmates, and use that information in an unusual way.  My group agreed to use instagram for our surveillance, agreeing to post insta stories over the weekend.  On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, we would post stories at 12, 4, and 7pm.  Admittedly, I don’t usually post stories on instagram. I mostly post pictures, and the occasional video post.  In fact, I forgot to post on Friday. So I tried to post some extraRead More

Designing for Discomfort: Response #2

November 8, 2018 Design for Discomfort

Throughout both of the articles that combine exertion and interactive experiences, I kept thinking that it would be helpful if there was a way to let users have the same experiences, while making them more accessible to a larger number of people.  There are certainly health benefits to having interactive games tied to physical exertion, and I really liked the idea of only being able to completely hear the poem if you’re accelerating along with the poem/hand-clapping, etc. I alsoRead More

Design for Discomfort: Response #1

October 31, 2018 Design for Discomfort

In almost all of the readings for this week, the themes of obedience and ethics were the ones that stood out the most for me.  While the use of discomfort in art for the purpose of growth is, in my mind, a good thing, it’s also important to remember that we have a duty to the people who participate.  Discomfort for the sake of discomfort isn’t needed, or helpful.  It needs to be a carefully planned tool, rather than usedRead More

Design for Discomfort: Social Media Truth or Dare

October 31, 2018 Design for Discomfort

Our first assignment was to repurpose Truth or Dare.  After coming up with a couple of ideas, we settled on Social Media Truth or Dare.  It’s interesting to play with the idea of how people curate an idea of themselves on social media, and how it differs from their actual self.  Social Media Truth or Dare will look at pushing people outside of their social media comfort zone by interacting with those they don’t. Rules of the game: Form a groupRead More