"Smile Mirror" is a magical mirror that becomes mirror only when a person smiles to it. It aims to remind and provoke people to smile more, and see themselves smiling, because making a facial expression, such as a smile, can produce effects on the body that are similar to those that result from the actual emotion, such as happiness.
Smart smile is a smart switch that could be attached to electrical appliances. Communicating with the smart wall plug, Smile Switch could turn any kind of appliances to smile-triggered systems. For instance, you can make a cappuccino by smiling. It provokes users to smile more often.
Giggle Up is a design performance and interactive experience to investigate the idea of spreading the contagious laughter. The happening took place on March 28th, 2015 in the Flatiron District. Three actors, including me, dressed in white Tyvek costumes carried wooden frames that have on/off toggle switches and LED indicators on them.
Emotion necklace helps patients, doctors and hospital staff to visually express how they feel in order to understand each other and have a better communication. Using a color code system provides a quiet design language without embarrassing the users.
Laughter Box allows and encourages people to take short breaks from their daily routine and enjoy funny videos by laughing and giggling. Depending on user's taste, Laughter box delivers different type of humor content (i.e funny babies, funny accidents, funny cats, etc.) thanks to the accompanying youtube channel which users can access the videos by using their own smartphones.
This is a fidelity / resolution matrix diagram that I created in order to have a better understanding and grasp on my body of work for thesis project.
The "Laughter Frame" interactive performance will take place on Saturday 3/28 at Madison Square Park. In order to see people's reaction and feedback outside in public, I prototyped the performance. The purpose of this experience is to create an interactive game that provokes laughter.
Talk to me is a voice recorder device that enables patients to capture the joyful moments from guest visitations and re-listen them. By picking one of the colorful interactive sticks and plugging it into the base, the user starts recording a personal voice message to his/her loved one who is sick. Thereafter, the patient could tap on each stick and listen to those heart-warming messages when they are alone in the hospital room.