THEMES & POSSIBLE DIRECTIONS - Coggle Diagram
THEMES & POSSIBLE DIRECTIONS
Balance of form?
Feel and function of the product
Materials and finishes
Direct physical interaction/input
i.e. not interacted with through remote means
Correlate function with physical action?
Hand movements and gestures?
Linked to climbing?
Hold types and grips?
Related actions e.g. pulling of belaying
Form connection with user
Link back to tactility?
Direct link to physical interaction, using the hands to have a direct influence on the object
Use of gravity?
Returning to nature, to natural instinct, to simplicity?
Climbing is about clearing the mind, a form of meditation to clear the mind of distractions. Are there products or systems that are or have become too distracting? How might we solve this?
Natural materials? Inspired by nature?
People being fed instructions for everything, hardly need to use problem solving skills anymore?
Tangible user interfaces
Durrell Bishop's marble answering machine
Link to tech?
Look at fidget toys? What makes them satisfying?
Satisfying and tactile textures? Object properties e.g. movement?
What movements are satisfying?
e.g. Squeezing and squishing often very pleasing actions
Value of community emphasised due to quarantine
Encourage social interaction
Need to work together, problem solving?
Using the body and the mind, how to accomplish/represent this?
Link back to nature
Reference to digital age/stripping back technology?
Climbing as a sport and the way we climb has not really been affected by advancements in technology, since it relies on the body and mind. Returning to nature and the outdoors is like getting away from technology, could this link back to nature and clearing the mind of distractions?