Product Design / Accessory Design / Speculative Design
The situation facing single individuals is a hot social issue. We can easily find that being single long term will cause physical and psychological impact. What’s more, long term psychological impact will result in many problems to singles such as communication disorders, autism, loneliness and even self-mutilation. Can we solve such psychological problems through design?
My project focuses on enhancing affected singles’ self-esteem and weakening their concerns through a series of product designs. Based on abundant research, I try to explore the relationship between products and people’s behavior and customs by starting from the difference between singles and people in relationships.
Traditional solutions concentrate on transferring and monitoring behavior and lack appropriate ways of comforting singles. I hope to enrich the behavior of singles through the combination of ornaments, companions, psychology, comfort, self-comforting, the continuation of habit and so on. These elements make my design mysterious and interesting. I mean to shape an “invisible lover” for singles through accessory design which can change their daily behavior, so as to provide them a physical companion and further reduce their psychological strain.