#Thesis India and Pakistan through an Interface

Along with agency Leo Burnett, Coke created “Small World Machines”, two vending machines, one placed in India, and the other in Pakistan, that turned into communication portals. The idea was to let citizens of both countries — long embroiled in a bitter political and religious battle — see and interact with each other, even complete shared…

#Thesis The Ultimate Precedent: Journey

The game Journey is turning out to be the perfect precedent for my thesis concept. It engages two strangers without text, camera or any instruction. The interface itself is the instruction and is seamlessly stitched within the gameplay. This, in addition to Paperplanes.world is where my inspiration is revolving around. Incidentally, they both have this signature calming, orchestrated music.

#Thesis Design Rhetoric

GOALS Create connections between two strangers These connections may be fading or preserved Experiment with non-usual smartphone interactions Generate emotions of fleeting intimacy Generate moments of ’small joys of life’ Breaking personal bubbles From phone screens to look outwards From doubtful strangers to be more approachable Possibly redefine how smiles can be truly shared between…