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spire a self-powered digital outdoor portal for the urban community

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yoanawiman designportfolio

problem |

more virtual = less in-person interactions and familiarity interaction with people in one’s own community

on the phone + laptop, very unapproacable, since he is obviously engaged in more than 2 things

on the phone + watch, also unapprachable.

using a laptop, no earphones nor talking on the phone, more approachable since she can clearly hear us if we do apprach to ask question. she is sitting down and not standing up also suggests that she may have time

no phone, no laptop, standing waiting in line is a pretty boring thing to do, and to pass the time, people usually strikes up small, random talk to another stranger.

people, in this case students, gather around the bulletin board, the source of information that are of common interests among its users it is easy to strike up a conversation or ask questions in this situation.


solution |

Combining individualistic digital systems for public services and public manual bulletin board People do not like to be excluded or ignored, hence when there is need to question, we look out for the most approachable and seemingly available, time and mind to help us out.

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For this project research on human interactions is important. knowing the beody languages of people and how others may interpret them. Observation at public places becomes very important. The concept for the solution is a combination of situations or display that encourages the users to discuss things in a lighthearted manner and in the end be more aware of their surrounding people.

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spire


yoanawiman designportfolio

platforms dip and rise as people start sitting and climbing on it, creating a wave-like reaction when used; may have safety issues


an outdoor structure/product has the potential of being self powered - solar and wind power generator

a central piece to serve as an attraction and eventually an indirect gathering place

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spire


yoanawiman designportfolio

main exploration: interaction between the product/service and the users as an indication of information being shared within the community

as the service is more widely used the structure grows

bee hive shape could be a representation of a community simple structures that are easily recognizable and can be associated with movement


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yoanawiman designportfolio

information is uploaded and downloaded wirelessly.

hold and drag headline item to open up more detailed page

As the day progresses and there are more people around, the spire expands upwards to reveal more screen space to be used.


possible location (outdoor): community parks, library, museums, transportation stations e.g. BART/MUNI stations, airports. The exchange of information becomes a community effort, encouraging more events or activities and sharing.

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