Winner of the AHO Works Awards 2018: Prize for strategic approach to design.
"The winner project is smart, delicate and thought-provoking. Design is used as a strategic tool to illustrate our digital behaviour in our personal lives. By using the example of a vulnerable moment in life, this project illustrates our openness to share personal data with strangers that we might not share with people close to us. In this project, the openness to share invisible data has been turned into physical products. The products are presented elegantly in three future scenarios that make the concepts tangible and believable."
We are surrounded by digital tools that aim to help us in our daily lives. We track and log personal information,
seeking advise from services and digital networks, and share more of our intimate data than ever before.
Our hypothesis is that we in the future will share even more of our intimate health issues with services and the public, and rely more on their feedback than our own body's signals.
People struggling with infertility use many tools and services that promise results, often adding more stress than doing good. We have designed objects that point out the absurdity and the pressure society is putting on these people.
The project was a discursive design project, where we imagined a near future. The article in D2, advertisement from Varier is all imagined for this project, and are not made by D2 or Varier.
By Andreea Tecusan and Helene Falstad
Course: Master course "Tangible interactions"
When: 4th year, autumn semester 2017 at the Oslo school of Architecture and Design
Duration: 5 weeks
Aim of project: Brief theme was "Not if, but when". We designed discursive objects
aimed towards people struggling with infertility.