#Thesis Precedent: Litterati

Points to note from this video that coincides with my assumptions and postulates. The vision to have a litter-free world Litter became approachable Litter is blending into the background of our lives, so its time to get it to the foreground. How tracking this data can make a difference How even cleaner cities are benefitting…

#Thesis Designer’s Statement

“Order is Heaven’s first law.” Design to me is about creating a specific order and organizing elements within it, which best accomplishes a task and establishes a framework for future innovation. Incidentally, this also almost coincides with Charles Eames definition of design – “Plan for arranging elements to accomplish a particular purpose.” A real designer…

#Thesis Why is India so filthy?

I was shocked and surprised to find this video by the famous and anonymous UglyIndian and how their statements coincide with my initial and personal assumptions. They have concluded that India is specifically more filthier than any other country, simply because we are Indians. However, my hope is not in the solution but I will keep hope…

#Thesis Research Phase 1: Critique

Image from UXPlanet I received the following critique for my Research Phase 1 and here are my responses and observations from them. “Using randomization during brainstorming is not ideal, because randomization has its own problems and limitations.” So I used my domain map/list in my brainstorming, however, the most part of randomization was only to shuffle…

#Thesis Sketch 4: ‘Stranger’

How might I create a digital platform on the web or mobile, to get strangers from different locations to interact with each other simultaneously, without text or chat, over a curious playful experience, and return with a better appreciation of the other person, of your neighbor and people outside the screen of your phone? I…

Final #Thesis Research Questions

1. The Strangers Project Research Questions Can an app or a web game/play experience generate interest so that, people would prefer to be able to break the bubbles of our own web, like social media, interacting with our own like-minded people, and create an open system for people to interact with a stranger from anywhere…

Filtering with #Thesis Criteria

The final 12 ideas filtered through my brainstorming are below and I have filtered them further, based on my Thesis Criteria: App to record songs and give out the pitch and scale, so that they can train themselves. Feed music into the app so that it will generate the scale and measure your singing against…

Brainstorming Mashup #Thesis

After my initial brainstorm, to skim off the top-lying ideas from all my domains, I used the Ideo Mashup brainstorming method, to try and churn out more ideas that I would otherwise not think of. I thank my peer Nick, from my studio, who suggested this method. I took the randomizer that I built and used initially,…

#Thesis Sketch 3: ‘HoverGlobe’

HoverGlobe is a vehicle in a speculative world where there is extremely scarce oxygen. I am designing this concept vehicle as part of an ‘Ideas in Form’ series, where I’m trying to express the HoverGlobe in many forms – 2D in digital, posters, data-visualization, 3D models, VR, or a game experience to thereby get my…

#Thesis Inspiration: Collabor-eating

I stumbled over this during my research for my game and play design projects from the first year at MFADT. Will Lentz, the designer here, made a series of explorations about “eating together” from his impetus to make a critique of ‘eating alone’, heavily advertised by Seamless. He titled this “Eating Together” but the quirky product…

#Thesis Sketch 1: ‘Litter’

Litter is a data visualization of population vs scattered trash in cities. What if you could visualize the garbage deposition and litter across your city from a birds-eye view, and comparing it with the population as well? I am attempting to make the average citizen realize the sanitation at a city level and how scattered garbage…