Household with mismatched schedule
On this page, I present the design process and the end project of Threaded Welcome: A digital hygge themed cross-stitch welcome greeting frame. The following will outline the process and intended audience for this accessory.
This project was created for CPSC 581: Human Computer Interaction II. It is a PC and Android system of applications with kinect sensor interactions.Git Repository Source Code Zip Download+ReadMe Executable + Readme
Hygge's manifesto as defined by The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking, mentions presence (technology off), togetherness(building of relationships) and atmosphere(candlelight coziness) as all a part of hygge. These three elements are what I try to accomplish with this system. It adds a warm atmosphere back into cold technology with its steam and fuzz visuals. It encourages presence and togetherness by encouraging socialization as one enters the home.
Bundle up your tech!
Take Shelter from the storm. Coorporate with a neighbour!
Let your loved ones know you're home safe with a wooden bird
Just let yourself loose and dance your house into flames via skating on a laminated wooden floor!
Gamify, with no competitiveness, to clean up a room.
Communicate via socks to welcome you home!
I tried to bring out a creative hygge way to encourage socialization when someone comes home. Specifically I wanted a communicative system alongside an imprinting system. Presence without an actual physical person.
These were semi-active ideas to incorporate the "Take care of yourself" part hygge with the home welcoming motivation.
These were ideas that would use physical interactions with objects
These were ideas that had much more interesting kinect interactions like hygge gamification of cleaning a room up. Food Ideas. Passive Mood Sensors
In the end incorporating memory, the home and communication took the forefront.