Group Project by Yun Liu | Xiangzhen Fan | Qianqian Li
As growing in the society, people can't avoid setting up the relationships with others and the relationship will become more complex and extensive. Some people become more mess when they rush to solidify the relationship, while others choose become indifferent and even no longer social with people, which make them gradually derailment with society. We do not want to defined it how to deal with it is totally exactly. We turn the relations visualized and let the users to feel their relationship with others in the society, looking directly at it, make himself balance. We aim to help people to find a balance of dealing with the interpersonal relationship, try to find a way to perspective on this relationship.
For this project, we'd like to use the wool as the theme. In China, the word 'WOOL (毛mao线xian)' will be used to describe complex relationships, because it is 'shear continuously, manage to return disorderly'.
The user will see a representative image of him on the screen, many fine lines around on it. The thin lines are a kind of metaphor of the complex relationships in the society.
If the user stood there motionless, lines will disappear slowly and weak, and the user will disappear on the end. It means that if you do not take care of interpersonal relationships, the relationship will not get clearer, only would make themselves out of touch with the community.
If users try to clear the lines by doing actions quickly and aimlessly, those lines will be more and more disorderly which would turn into a mess. This shows that if you are too eager to sort it out in a rush and expand relationships, not only will make the relationship more chaotic, but also separated from the real contact with others.
Using different forms of wool represent various relationships in the modern society.
Nowadays, people sometimes know each other just by coincidence. Some people feel attracted to each other, but some just pass by in your life. We'd like to hang many plumb woolen lines with photocell and vibration sensor in the space. If two or more than two people holding the end of the woolen line at the same time, they will feel the vibrations. It likes the meeting between each other. We also thinking about using Pulse Sensor to control the strength of the vibration, that people will feel different feedback by themselves. This also stands for different relationships, some are close and some are estranged.
More and more media appear in the modern society, people take the initiative to establish a wide range of contacts with others through the media. Actually，this box in our interaction design means the media. It is a collection of many different colors of wool. The user can choose a yarn and try to pull it. However, there are many possibilities represent the development trends of different relationships. For example, one line is pulled up, but there is no change, which similar to the result of the failed social. While two lines are pulled up, and found that it was the same root rope. This implies that the two people have established a connection through the media. But this connection is not stabled, there is another possibility that when you pull away from long distance or forced over, the line will be broken. It shows that interpersonal relationship should maintain a more healthy and reasonable distance，a good way could help people to make the relationship stable.