« Transfomer bag | Main | Kristen Aronsson Bags »

05. 30. 2006

Encounter: humanistic design for public spaces



Have you ever wondered about all the random people you encounter throughout your daily routine? RISD MFA graduate Seon Min Lee has, and she created a "sitting object" as a way to foster "amicable and intimate" exchanges between people in public space. Encounter is a tactile bench with memory foam underlay. When a person sits on the bench the form depresses and retains a trace of one's presence leaving the next passerby to speculate or sit and contribute their own impression. The end result is a playful object which does not force its users into an interactive experience, but fosters resonance and personality in a low-pressure anonymous encounter.

Encounter is part of the Annual Graduate Student Exhibition at the RISD Museum.

Posted by Katherine    Category: current affairs | design
Email this | Comments (0)
Add to: Yahoo Add to: Google Add to: Digg Add to: Del.icio.us Add to: Reddit Add to: StumbleUpon Add to: Technorati

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Back to Top



Best of Popgadget

We're back!! And where we've been...

Hello! It's been a while, and I'm so happy to say, we are going to be back and better than ever. We will be changing just a little bit- bringing you more frequently updated content, in a somewhat abbreviated...
Read More
Popgadget Recent Comments
Popgadget Steals & Deals
Mom Wants Gadgets for Mother's Day
Trade-in Your Old Electronics
Popgadget Giveaway from American Express! My Life on Points
6-Foot HDMI cable at $3.19 includes shipping
Sony offers some exciting deals for Mother's Day
Unlocked iPhone! Only $599. Or $699.
Got four friends? Take a Peek at this great offer
Green Tech: Eco-fashions priced to move
31 ways to save money on technology from PCWorld
Popgadget Random Images

Where is this image from?
See more random images
On This Day
Take a little stroll down memory lane. See what Popgadget was writing about on this day in 2012 2009 2008 2007 2006 2004