#FallFinal The Kick-Start Statement

I am defining the term kick-start statement as a design statement that is generated straight from the mind map, the idea and the inner creativity that compels me to design, create or make a project, without deeply thinking about the necessary design discipline, rhetoric, process or the technology. Essentially this is an initial design statement that will change…

Designing Power Dynamics and Online Identities for Us

Cyborg, Justice League (2017) While reflecting on author Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto the first image that comes to my mind is that from Justice League. To me, its very interesting how the author uses the Cyborg as the metaphor to convey her view of feminism, equality and stepping away from ‘an identity’ but choosing a creature…

Interaction for Strangers

Working in a group of two, at our Major Studio in school, we had to design an intervention for a space that enables strangers to interact. We chose Washington Square Park for this purpose, observed it over time and proposed few prototype solutions. What is a Stranger? What attracts them to communicate? He/she is one…