After Midterm project week, 50+projects born from ITP in last two weeks. I have seen a lot of clever ideas and great jobs. It's soooo amazing, especially when you witness these projects come out. However, I discovered that there was no project totally ‘original’ so far, seems like it's quite difficult to come up with some ideas that no one thinks about it before T^T..Maybe we should focus more attention on details, good interactions with users as well as elegant visual effect? I had a brainstorm for my final project, but still unfinished, not so satisfied with the ideas so I'm still working on finding good ideas...
1. Mushroom boskage
I like mushrooms so much, but there's not so many opportunities for me to see it. So I want to create a group of mushrooms. I want to explore the relationship between human and plants, the way we communicate with plants. How they communicate in their group? How our behaviors affect them? how they affect us in feedback?
In this way, I want to create a mushroom family, Mom protects their childrens. They may affect each other, as well as they can be affected by audience at the same time.
1.Detect the people getting closed.--Mushroom mum open its head and LED in it turn on to be light to protect its children.
-Kinect or Distance sensor for detecting
-Servo to make mushroom mom open.
-Photosensor for detecting light change
2.Find small things
I'm not sure if there is product like this has appeared in the market. I want to make a product like this when I was a freshman. I'm the one who lost things all the time. especially when it's time to leave home. Can't find glasses,.. keys..notebooks....So I want to make this kind of product to help me find those things.
I want to make a small gadget to do main things, and make something like tags on those small things. When press the button on main gadget like 'find key', the tag on key will make a sound to help you find. A location on the screen will be even better.. The problem is I'm not good at High-tech things, still haven't got clearly thoughts about how to figure it out. May be use bluetooth or infrared to connect the tags and the main controller gadget.. Anyway , It seems like it's not so 'PCOM' things...
3. Singing bathing cap
How many people will sing when they take a shower? Using power sensor or temperature sensor in the cap will make different notes when water droplet falls on the cap.
4.How it taste?
I have done a project before to explore synaesthesia experience of human beings. It's really interesting and I received different feedback from users. How different organs' generate different feelings when face something. We think red is enthusiasm， and most people think apple juice taste enthusiasm and full of energy too (according to the questionnaire) So when we change the color in paintings to drinks, how is it taste, will we have the same emotional experience or same feelings. How about the songs? when we meet a sad song or happy song, how it taste? How about drawing things???
5，Be a Chameleon
I think Chameleon is a kind of very cool animal, really admire the skill- changing colors with the environment. So I want to do these cool things too. Using phone to take a picture of the color you want, the LED on your clothes will change color according to the picture you've take.
6. Colorful pen
As a designer, always want colors of particular things in life, but it's difficult to make the same color. So I want to make a pen , which can detect color , and use the ink of three-primary colors to make the corresponding color.