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hi bri + monica.

tactility

M: my passion and research led to learning that tactility has the most powerful impact on human emotion,

M: our skin contains receptors that directly elicit emotional responses such as pain or love or…

happy

B: happiness.

from a survey that i conducted the main conclusion is that people find their moments of happiness from

B: being surrounded by people. the relationships we build with others provide love through friendship and family while
strengthening self appreciation.

tactility + happy =

p a i r -fection

M: we both were interested in making environmental pieces and

once we realized our objectives aligned, we decided to join forces to create an installation that utilizes both of our topics of
interest

# br i o n i c a

B: just call us brionica

M: and even from an early age brionica has always been hands on, and full of joy.

B: and we want to spread it with the world.

how can an interactive installation utilizing technology and design provoke
happiness / positively affect a person’s immediate emotional state?

M: so our question is…how can an interactive installation utilizing technology and design provoke happiness / positively
affect a person’s immediate emotional state?

feel

B: together we FEEL that FEEL encompasses both the idea of touch and a positive emotional response.

goal

give participants a moment of happiness as payoff for
interacting with the installation

M: FEEL would give participants a moment of happiness as payoff for

interacting with the installation

objective

to get people to live in that particular moment as they
are educated on the benefits of interactive design and
the importance of human connection through touch

B: we want to get people to live in that particular moment as they

are educated on the benefits of interactive design and

the importance of human connection through touch

parts

instructional + educational branded system
interactive panel
take away that shows user feedback

M: 3 Parts

Our Interactive Panel Would Include Instructions And Also Educates The Audience On The Topic Of Touch And Happiness.

And As A Take Away, A Branded Item Would Record Our Audience’s Sources Of Happiness

B: so for our branded system we want to graphically represent different sources of positive emotion through shapes, color and sound.

B: The installation would engage the audience, like these examples, while incorporating the visual system

M: an arduino would allow our installation to be interactive with conductive materials

B: here’s a video, to give you an idea of how the people can complete a circuit resulting in sound

M: first we went into creating our branded system, we started by exploring the brand mark

a touch of happy.

M: here’s our solution.

B: where we’ve got the “insides” like inner personal feelings, and then the “outsides” for your sense of feeling. and boom,
together all of the feels

faith

family/relationships

love

accomplishments

beer

creativity

optimism

stress-free

meaningful work

puppies & kittens

M: we then developed our shape system for our sources of happiness. from our research and answers from the survey.
we’ve narrowed it down to ten. so we have faith, love, accomplishments, creativity, stress-free-ness, meaningful work,
family and relationships, beer, optimism, and last but not least puppies and kittens.

B: we wanted to stay true to the psychological science of happiness but be light hearted and playful with the inclusion of
beer and puppies.

M: our take aways are going to be 2x2 stickers each with one of the ten facets of happiness. this way we can collect user
feedback of what makes them the happiest by how many are left over.

B: these were some of our initial ideas for the installation by having a podium and wall mounted interactive piece.

M: but then we realized it would be better to have a table installation, for construction sake and also the fact that it would
provoke collaboration more prominently.

so on one side there would be the explanation and instruction panel, then on another side a rail to hold the takeaways for
people to pick from.

B: our FEEL logo would stand up vertically in the middle of the board serving as a visual invite to our table, it would be
constructed from transparency sandwiched between the black wood outline. the sound shapes would be dispersed around
the logo encouraging people to connect with each other to reach the other side of the board.

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M: now that we figured out our exact construction, we went on to figure out how the hell we were going to get our wood
shapes to be conductive. we purchased conductive paint but it’s super expensive, so we had to problem solve.

B: we did some trials and testing and created our own version of conductive paint with graphite powder and black ink. let us
show you how it works…

thanks