How might we design a fun and subtle way to notify someone’s birthday and enable the others to express blessings in a shared workspace? Inspired by the Thanksgiving post-it notes we put on each other’s locker, we defined locker as the channel to communicate this information and facilitate interactions between people.
Our project is an interactive installation that investigates what viral messages would look like in analog form, in public places where social interactions rarely occur anymore. Can we re-analog-ize viral information and nudge social interactions at bus stops?
Social media has quickly turned social information sharing into such a fast form that the term ‘viral’ was added to our daily vernacular. Instead of exploring how we can place social interactions on the web and create digital interactions, we wish to turn what the world has been focusing on for the last few decades and create social interactions that stem from the digital web to our daily ‘analog’ lives. More specifically, how might we ‘re-analog-ize’ the virality of social information sharing?
The goal of this project is to created an augmented mirror that greet its owner by turning a mild blue light on and then switch to a bright white light when the person gets even closer for their morning routine.