Uni Blog 2018

Hello, so this is a little glimpse into the thoughts and things around my final major project from university (over a year ago). The aim of the blog was explore the topic of atmosphere and how objects within the home can influence it. Feels like a million years ago I started this but anyway, hope you enjoy 

A Conversation with Neil


Early this year I had many conversations with one of our courses wisest lectures Neil Smith however once entering our final major project our conversation began to pitter out. This is partly due to my anxiety of how my projects focus comes from a more abstract approach opposed to the traditional solution driven direction on ID. Reflecting on this, postponing a conversation with Neil was daft and what we had talked about helping the progression of the project.

When we talked Neil had mentioned exploring more natural and gestural affordances, and simplifying the use of the ‘emotional artefacts’ due to the subjective nature. So rather ‘personifying’ a specific object of sentimental value could the switch become any old object that the nearby?

This thought would be something I would explore in the next coming days.

Blair McIntosh