Challenging the system
Role: Interactive Digital Story, User Experience Design, Programming
Laid out on a table in front of the user are various puzzle pieces that have symbols or words engraved onto them. When certain pieces are connected, a visualization mirroring that of a constellation will appear on the screen in front of them. The user will be able to use only four puzzle pieces. There will be a box with four puzzle pieces outlined on the top of it, signaling to the user to place their pieces there. In exercises such as these, users gravitate towards symbols and words that best describe who they are as an individual. The goal of this exercise is that the users start to form their own labels. This abstract portrayal of the user will be based on the symbols they have chosen to self-project. The output of this project would be for the user to put their personal constellation on a website. While on this website they have the opportunity to compare the label they have chosen to self-project to the zodiac sign that is associated with them. The users will be challenged to answer these questions:
What are the similarities and differences between your self-projected label and the label projected onto you?
Are they similar?
Are they different?