anab jain / interaction design / year two / 2004 - 2005

Yellow Chair Stories
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“My WiFi network is open for neighbours and passers-by. Free access from the yellow chair.” 

By placing this sign and a yellow chair outside my house, I conducted a live service design intervention and extended the boundaries of my home to encompass the boundaries of my wireless network.

This ‘grass roots’ design approach illustrates how wireless technologies could become interfaces to recreate transient spaces for conversations at the threshold of the public and the private, the physical and the electronic.


Some questions which have emerged...

How does space create identities?

What are the bottom up methods of creating ‘ubiquitous’ interfaces at the thresholds of private/public space?

How does the meaning of personal space and identity alter when geographical and virtual spaces merge?