Diagnosis CameraInterface Design

 

Diagnosis Eight is my first experiment which ponders the reasons behind people's obsession with taking a multitude of photos, and suggests the motive is triggered by the commercial promotion of trivial features and unnecessary functions. Consumers are under the impression that digital photos cost nothing to develop, and with functions like fast shutter speed, large aperture and automations, they can take photos under any condition and circumstance. The result is that people take photos without knowing the reasons why; users abuse the functionalities without thinking about how it is shaping their behaviors. Most camera interfaces can be operated with one click. A standard easy-to-use design follows user-centered design principles. Diagnosis Eight suggests that human behavior is shaped by these camera functions and can lead to an obsessive compulsive disorder. The design demonstrates a scenario where a user is made aware of the occurrence of her technology-caused symptoms. By pressing the medication button, Diagnosis Eight releases multiple shutter buttons on the screen that fulfills the patients' desire to click a plethora of pictures. Only one photo will be saved after all the shutter buttons are clicked. The number of shutter buttons increases and decreases depending on the user's previous behavior. The interface makes its diagnosis based on the patient's symptoms and generates the appropriate amount of digital medicine (shutter buttons). Since camera interface design is already well established, this project helps the user to take precaution after suffering from the consequences. The purpose of the design is not about performing the task faster, better or easier. Instead, the interaction focuses on the process to subtlely awake user's self-awareness of such a behavior. The idea is to reflect on the reasons why people take photos even when they don't need to, and to mock the idea of a one-click interface.

 

Credits

Concept/Chiao Wei Ho

UI/Chiao Wei Ho

GUI/Chiao Wei Ho

Programming/Chiao Wei Ho

 

Project Site

www.projectintervals.com

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