Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Aesthetic Of Friction by Matthias Laschke and Marc Hassenzahl

Pleasurable Troublemakers are designs intent on urging each of us to choose wisely through "The Aesthetic Of Friction".  the example that drew me in is a key station that has a hook for bike keys and one for your car.  If you choose the car key, the bike key falls to the floor engaging you to lean over and pick it up, friction in your daily life intent on giving you time to reconsider your choice.  Pick the bike key and the car key stays hooked.

ReMind is a "pleasurable troublemaker" deliberately designed to make people reflect about and help them overcome procrastination.  It is a tangible, wall mounted calendar/todo-list-like object, continuously confronting users with their self-set personal goals.

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