Addicted Products is a speculation, a question pointing towards our relationships with objects and the implications of designing smart and connected.
In every vision of near future homes, households products are those ones that are connected to each other and always working together in harmony, creating that perfect, modern, and yet somewhat boring scenario.
However connectivity changes not only the way we interact with objects, but also their meaning in our life. From tools they can became agents or companions with their own behaviour, motives and agency.
What could a product do to try to be used? What limits could it break? What would be its ultimate extreme decision? Stop working? Sell itself? Suicide?
The machine that doesn't really know what it wants but want more, is an exploration in applying behaviours in a product that are not communicated or comprehensible by the person interacting with it.
The machine has 3 inputs, that constantly reads randomly. Every time it is turned on, it sets certain values to be satisfied from each of the 3 inputs. If satisfied a light turns on, but then the value necessary to be happy becomes higher.
In a sort of fight and nonsense set of action the machine seeks for satisfaction of something that the person cannot really understand, if it happens it is just temporary and probably not replicable.
Location: Haque design research, LondonThinkering
One Seat Away is an exploration of the relationship between the rhythms of a musical performance and the hidden rhythms of a city.
The goal of One Seat Away is to use connectivity and sensing to make more sense of the urban space around us and merge it with music and rhythms of Sónar as a way of experiencing data in a tangible way: something that one can feel but not necessarily have to understand in detail or rationally decode.
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The full redesign of the Alitalia digital experience. Starting from research to full customer journey defintion, all the way to redefining structure and experience with their web touchpoints in details.
We had to design to inspire people, but also to meet the business goals of the company, balancing the editorial and experiential part with the hard requirements of their processes and limitations.
The project had some pretty interesting challenges due to the Big scope ( >70 templates), many parties involved (italian political company with branding agency to deal with) a high ambition and all of this in a short time frame.
Team: Gianluca Brugnoli, Antonio De Pasquale, Ken Frederick, Marina RachelloRole: Interaction designerDuration: 6 months
Sketchonary is a tool for designers approaching the world of interactivity that helps them translating ideas into programming logic.
It functions as a dictionary of the basic components (sensors and actuators) and also as a practical platform for sketching. Sketches can be augmented by logic blocks that mimick relationships between inputs and outputs (tranlation, proximity and rotation). The sketch can be augmented in real time on the table and the result is directly compiled into code for an Arduino
Tangible interfaces and Toolkit for design
Tu Delft and Studiolab
With:Enrica Masi, Sohyun Kim, Karla Rosales, Myengsoo Shin
Newschromia is my own way of answering the question, What is the color of every year? Beside listening to Vogue or some other newspaper, the color is determined by the one that was actually "said" more. By parsing every time Red, Green and Blue was said in a specific year, a color could emerge and not be decided. I guess that in the last years sustainability is pushing towards the green...
Some night in Rotterdam with Processing/RaphaelJS and NY Times API
Ready to Fabrication was a 3-day marathon workshop aimed at the fabrication of a proliferation of parametric architectural components on a big scale. From paper, to lasercut components, to 3d models, to grasshopper proliferation, to RhinoCam for miliing, to a rush in molding and assembling with little sleep and breathing.
The behaviour and the solution emerged from a bottom up experimentation with materials and by the definition of parameters of connections between components.
Digital Fabrication and Generative Modelling
Hyperbody/Tu Delft and Biodelab/Elisava Barcelona
Tutors: Jordi Truco, Marco Verde
With: Andrea Buttarini, Fernando Gorka de Lecea, Belen Torres (ELISAVA), Claudio Saccucci, Yinghao Lin (TUD)
Performative proliferation is an exploration of dynamic architectural structures defined by parametrically designed components and connections between them. The behaviour emerges from the material proporties and a set of parameters that can be variable.
A single component is proliferated with a set of rules and explored in behaviour both physically and virtually. As a result of the process we achieved a mechanized segment of the proliferation that is connected to the virtual model in grasshoper and a an architectural proposal that show the potential of the components in the space.
Digital Fabrication and Generative Modelling
Tutors: Marco Verde
With: Claudio Saccucci
Colors of recycling is an exploration to find new materials from scraps of digital fabrication and try to feed them back in the fabrication system
It is a DIY solution for creating a new material from dust: Bioplastic and incremental percentage of particles of MDF dust from a C&C milling machine. Color and tactile palette are defined by the incremental quantity of recycled dust in a bioplastic mix (0 to 40%)
Somewhere in the docks in Rotterdam
With Hironori Yoshida and Yoann Rouillac
Scraps from a CNC Mill
The cooking set
The semi-scientific approach
I've been at frog for 2 years now, based in Munich. Working for clients like @@@@ or XYZXYZ.
I've been dealing dealing with a pretty various set of clients, markets and type of projects, from digital customer journeys of airlines to tangible prototypes of desk phones to fully go to market agile development of huge enterprise communication softwares.
I'm Simo(ne) i'm Italian, but i've been working around in Germany
I did a mix of things like product design
I'm most likely around Munich, but you can find me in London aswell, but anyway
DROP ME A LINE ON simonerebaudengo_at_gmail.com or with fewer characters @fishandchipsing
IXDA Award Best in show and Best in category engaging with Addicted Products
Core77 Design Awards , Honoree, Category Speculative Design: Addicted Products, a collaboration with TU Delft and Haque design research
I'm Interaction designer at Frog in Munich where I design digital, tangible and behavioral interfaces and torture many objects. I'm fascinated by products and services that change, grow, behave and that are smart enough to take their own decisions and show a point of view, but not more. My actual research is focused in the exploring relationships between networked objects and the consequences that can emerge in the interaction with people.
Born in Turin, Italy in 1986, I started as product designer to then realize that I preferred sensors to chairs. I moved to Sweden where I've been a researcher at Mobile Life Institute, designing Pervasive Gaming experiences. I then graduated at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, focusing on tangible interfaces, interactive spaces and playing with generative architecture.
In 2011 during a collaboration with Usman Haque and Pachube, one of the first internet of things platform, I tried to install an "addicted toaster" in the office of the british prime minister. Since then i've been talking about it at TEDx, UX London, soon at Dconstruct and was awarded for Speculative design at core77 awards.
June 2012-Now Interaction designer @ Frog , Munich
April 2012-Now Affiliate @ Cosm Urban Initiative , London
October 2011-April 2012 Toaster torturer, IoT thinkerer and Graduating @ Haque Design Reaserch and Pachube (COSM), London
March-September 2011 Interaction design Intern @Frog
October 2007-March 2008 Design research and Interaction Intern @ Mobile Life Centre, Stockholm
MSc in Design for Interaction @ TU Delft, Netherlands
Courses at Hyperbody TU Delft, Netherlands
BSc in Product Design @ Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Prototyping, Errors and Connected Products @ SUPSI Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design, December 2013, Lugano
Secret Lives of Connected Products @ Dconstruct
6 September 2013, Brighton, UK
UN Human Rights IT Innovation Summit, WEF, Geneva, 2013
Addictions and Networks of Things @ Next, Repubblica delle Idee
8 June 2013, Firenze, Italy
Designing Behaviors @ UX London
11 April 2013
@ Tedx Firenze
26 October 2012, Firenze Italy
Skype on Art Lecture @ Rutgers University
15 October 2012, (i wish US but i was on Skype)
@ Design and emotion conference
12 September 2012, London UK
Plants as displays
@ NCKU Young Designer Forum
May 2011, Taipei, Taiwan
The atlantic , If this toaster could talk
Wired Italy, Interview, The man who wisphers to toasters
" Addicted Products, a scenario of future interactions where products are addicted to being used" S.Rebaudengo, W.Aprile, P.Hekkert, Design and Emotion conference, 2012
1-2 October Addicted Toasters @ Strata Conference, London
6th-17th July 2012 Addicted Toasters @ Open IoT Assembly, London
13 October 2010 Sketchonary @ Design By Fire, Amsterdam