Project FAST is a thrilling and entertaining experience specifically designed to bring people closer during quarantine or afterwards. The project is a launch silo and magnetic pod. The launch silo utilizes electromagnets as a sort of slingshot to propel the pod with the users inside into low earth orbit. This not only facilitates adrenaline, but also bonding between people. The project may also have many practical applications such as package delivery.
Building Connections is an interactive art installation that allows people to make connections about how certain aspects of their life make them feel. This allows people in their community to come together and build a sense of unity by anonymously responding to thought-provoking prompts.
Project Description: Growing Connections is an indoor gardening system that connects users by encouraging them to communicate in order to successfully grow their gardens. The system bridges social division caused by COVID-19, eases anxiety, and provides a sense of purpose for users through the shared experience of coordinated gardening.
Part 1. COLLECT:
Think about all of the new shared experiences created during the pandemic that didn't exist before. Make a list describing each in one sentence, you can list some of the examples we showed and come up with your own.
Part 2. FOCUS
Speak with your assigned partner to get feedback, describe what you are interested, and focus in on one experience.
Part 3. REPRESENT:
Create an instruction manual for one of the shared experiences you collected. Imagine you need to send visual instructions of this experience to the pre-pandemic self. Include enough details and steps needed to recreate this experience.
Look at the examples we posted, choose a style or invent your own → Focus on the elements and details of the experience → Sketch for 15-20 minutes → Create a digitalized graphic → Document, document, document
Upload the instruction manual you created to the response tab (anything underlined will be clickable) of this assignment.
Tutorials To Watch
We will be online after lunch for those who want to talk, but it is not required, you are free to just work on the project and post when completed.