Bachelor of Design Thesis
Communication + Industrial + Interaction ( UX UI )
keywords : Social Engagement, Social Well-being, Sustainable Lifestyle, Human Centered, Innovative
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Collaborator : Nigel Lu ( Industrial Design ), The Music Of The Plants ( Core Technology )
As we mature into adults, we tend to lose our profound sense of wonder about the interconnected web of life that surrounds us. -- David Suzuki
Experiments have shown that commons are unable to notice plants in one’s own environment. This inability to recognize the importance of plants happens most often in the biosphere and in human affairs. This symptom is referred as Plant Blindness. Plant Blindness is a side effect caused throughout human evolution.
In the past, our ancestors needed to instantly locate and track their prey from jungles, forests, and the prairies. This hunting process required the ability to filter out the unessential in order to acquire precise information. By means our visions are prone to ignore the vast areas of green and only focus on the active moving objects. This survival tip inherited from our ancestors has created problems for our current society. We realize that many regard plants as mute and immobile furniture. Plants are not given enough credit for their contribution and thus are not being protected and sustained. Plant Blindness may seem harmless to individuals, but once added up it certainly brings negative impact to our Mother Nature.
The goal of this project is to challenge and alter individuals’ perspectives. The intention is not to promote any particular life choices such as the vegan lifestyle, the ongoing activism of zerowaste, or anti-consumerism. Instead, it is to encourage critical thinking and make subtle changes in daily life decisions. Subtlety greatly and easily helps people embrace new concepts.
With all the social and environmental awareness happening around the world, two different opinions emerge. There are the ones that are passionate and supportive, and the ones who are bothered and disagree. Other than holding different viewpoints, people may not fully understand the notion of being advocated or they feel that their original lifestyle is threatened. Plantiverse wants to bridge the gap. By avoiding bold statements and set obligations, Plantiverse approaches people in a more fun engaging and moderate manner.
We've explored three different approaches and iterations, made massive changes and finally settle down on our final design.
First Iteration -- Enhance Relationship
How Might Design create an accessible, stable, spiritual company to assist and enhance life qualities for seniors?
Third Iteration -- User Creation
Second Iteration -- Interactive Feedbacks
How Might Design remind those people living under a fast-paced lifestyle, to reconcile with plants by solving Plant Blindness? To remind them to slow down, engage and recognize the value of plants’ existence?
Final Iteration --
How Might We Design a plant-centered system for human users to introspect their relationship with plant nature ?
Sustainable Material and Portability
APP -- User Flowchart
APP -- Wireframe & Prototyping
APP -- Final Design