In the context of current design thinking on ‘sustainability’, apply the principle of ‘emotional attachment’ to an object and/or service that is currently viewd as relatively insignticant and/or readily disposable.
We discussed a lot at the begining, we talked about waste, green design, environment friendly, drama, service, etc. Finally, we focused on disposable products.
Can disposable products elicit emotion?
Often cherished objects are those that facilitate flow experiences; bind people to each other; represent enhnic, political allegiance, cultural preferences or values; or tell a story of a relationship with others that are very close.
Our project attempts to achieve sustainability through elimination of these disposable items by prompting contemplation and awareness of these objects.
We created a mini exhibition of singular objects, and also distributed on a mass level in the “real word” by mixing 1000000 of these slightly modified objects with regular objects.
Disposable forks, knives, tissues, wooden coffee stirrers, chopsticks or paper cups are objects that go unnoticed; but yet, seem essential to our everyday lives.
We tried to make subtle modifications to these object, the usability experience is changed. The object is still usable, but subtle modifications may render the usability experience frustrating, curious, or just surprising. By creating curiosity or manufacturing frustrtion, the user becomes aware of the object and consciousness is raised.