Check out the latest feature about our “Pleasurable Troublemakers” at fastcodesign.com. Some weeks ago Matthias talked to Eric Jaffe, who is a New York City based writer. To cut a long story short, check it out yourself.
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Transformational Objects aim at facilitating the realization of actions people find worthwhile, but hard to implement. To do so, the objects comments on our actions the very moment we may fall prey to a temptation. The object creates friction – but in a playful, slightly mocking way. Learn more …
Episode 3: Greenstuff Glory by Constanze Schlüter
This year we were invited to present our Transformational Objects at the e culture fair 2011 in Hasselt, Belgium.
Here are some impressions from the show.
As infodesign writes “It’s academic, so it must be European.” Yes guys!
Unser i-com Themenheft zu Persuasiven Technologien ist da!
Hier das Editorial zur Einführung:
Hassenzahl, M., Prinz, W., Buchholz, H., & Laschke, M. (2011). Zwischen Können und Tun liegt ein großes Meer und auf seinem Grunde die gescheiterte Willenskraft. i-com, 10(2), 1-2. Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag GmbH München, Germany. doi:10.1524/icom.2011.0014
Unsorted mail, overfull garden sheds, disheveled desks – we all know this kind of mess. Now and then, we sort the mail and clear the desk not only to be able to find things again but also to satisfy our psychological need for order and security.
Do/Panik – a student project by Tobias Ellinger and Philip Oettershagen – seduces its user to tidy up the desk. To do so it offers a variety of modes – grids, regions – projected on the desk to stimulate order. But it also acknowledges our imperfection: a panic button just hides the mess when it getsoverwhelming. Do/Panik suggests that tidying up is not only a chore, but fulfills an important psychological need for security.