Awareness Tools for everyday, invisible radiation fields
Bachelor Thesis Interfacedesign, University of Applied Science Potsdam, Germany October 2008, Supervisors: Prof. Reto Wettach, Prof. Hermann Weizenegger
The aim of my thesis was to provide alternatives in designing electronic objects based on the whole spectrum of people's attitudes towards electro-smog. The objects are supposed to make invisible everyday radiation fields perceptible without becoming radiation guns themselves. They are supposed to be not only aesthetically but also emotionally appealing. Form, function and performance all play with the users’ expectation and aim at changing their perception and utilisation of technical devices. The added value of the objects exceeds pure functionality. Ultimately, an emotional bond between the object and the user is established, leading the user to a reflection about his or her own notions of electro-smog.