Week 3 : Object / Device Development

Hello people,

Resuming my exploration of thermochromic material, I would like to demonstrate more of the effects using this material in relation to space. A model of a basic space will be built with each of the panels/planes coated with the mixture of thermochromic pigment with normal acrylic paint as the main elements. To replicate/represent the process of heat transfer to the model, I will use basic electrical circuit to heat up the planes. Instead of having the copper wires directly to the planes, heat conductive material such as copper plates will be used to distribute the heat evenly. In short, this model will demonstrate the idea of “Emotions trigger Architecture” using heat/temperature as a medium. I’m still researching alternative mediums to be used in for the concept.

As for the device, im still looking into techs that are able to measure and map tangible aspects of emotion (other than body temp). This device will map the user’s emotions while experiencing a specific space. The tests will be carried among few people with different professional background as the manipulated variable. Result of the tests will be analyzed with the same method that ive created in Week 1. The results will be the basis for designing the initial space of this project.

All in all, theres only one problem for me to answer in order to achieve all these ideas. How? #PrayForBert

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  1. Nice hashtag (#PrayForBert) but otherwise similar comments to Anoovab – interesting ideas being explored but it would be nice to visualise them by way of a sketch, image, model etc. Regarding alternate ways to temperature for measuring emotion, this is an interesting project that a former student looked at last year: http://saatchi.com/en-uk/news/feel-the-reel/ – a wearable device measured heart rate on your wrist and according to that emitted a colourful laser light. Through this an ad agency could evaluate how a whole room of people really felt about a movie.
    Then as for your tests: How will you select the spaces that you test the emotional responses in? Why the decision to select diversity in subjects by professional backgrounds. Can there be other selection criteria? Is the intention at this stage to be to design a space that creates an ‘ideal’ (how would this be determined?) or certain emotional response? This will require understanding of the spatial qualities in relation to reactions. A certain space might create the reactions you want but how will you determine what it is about that space that creates the reaction? It would be great to create something that could be demonstrated to show how it works and how you can translate space into emotions – a sort of guide to developing positive or negative spaces in the city? How are you thinking of documenting/ formatting this into a portfolio? And we hope we will see a new version of your drawing from Week 1 on Tuesday with more data annotated onto it! Looking forward to seeing how this develops!

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