The role of design in happiness – that is, in supporting, amplifying or highlighting what people already do – has been a long term interest. We’ve done a few projects in this space, notably Happy Towns and the HappyLab.
This was a commission from the Pervasive Media Studio is Bristol for our Happy Towns Project.
Here is our final presentation.
Whilst we could not make the kinds of physical interactions work at that time – Bluetooth and other technologies that worked with proximity, we just couldn’t make what we wanted to show, and of course you could do it now, our co-designer John Durrant from BDH made these films to give an example of what the kinds of paired wearables might do for people.
This is Ping
Ping from Gill Wildman on Vimeo.
This is Blush
The combination of our basic prototype here added to pulling a picture together of a softer kind of social interaction.
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