Explorations into the technologically mediated mundane: invert and merge.

1. Take a thing that is often overlooked, unconsidered or used without noticing

2. Take another thing that marvels, requires attention, and is always noticed

3. Combine the first thing with the second thing so the overlooked thing now marvels, and the unconsidered thing requires attention, or the thing used without noticing is now noticed

4. If successful, the new thing will both be overlooked and marvel!



Doenja Oogjes
Simon Fraser University Surrey, Canada
Doenja Oogjes is a PhD student at the Everyday Design Studio. Her research explores the design of digital domestic technologies using speculative design and integrating indirect ways technologies mediate our everyday. She holds a BSc and MSc in Industrial Design from the Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands. Prior to joining the Everyday Design Studio, she has worked as a research assistant at the Interactive Institute in Stockholm and Eskilstuna, Sweden.

Ron Wakkary
Simon Fraser University Surrey, Canada
Ron Wakkary investigates the changing nature of interaction design in response to everyday design and practices. His research aims to be reflective and generative, creating new interaction design exemplars, concepts, and emergent practices of design that help to shape both design and its relations to technologies. He is Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University where he founded the Everyday Design Studio and Professor in Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and chair of the Everyday Matters group.


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