Neil Churcher, Mina Haggedorn, Meather Martin
Me, Myself, I
Building memories: Connecting visitors to IDII
Building a living memory for IDII, through "souvenirs" left by its visitors and guests.
A souvenir can be an image, a movie, a sound file...
What is it?
It is a system that contains 3 main components:
- An Interactive wall display at IDII
- An "IDII trophy" the guests take home
- A "Guest lounge" in the IDII website
The guest contributions as well as additional information about them is displayed (or triggered for display) by each of these components.
The motivation :
Since it was built by Eduardo Vittoria as a research center for the Olivetty Group in the 1950's, the Blue House had a long and rich history. It was redesigned in 2000 by Marco Zanini, and since then it is the home of IDII. IDII is an abstract entity, residing in the Blue House. Many people come and visit.
They lecture, review students work, give workshops, research. Some stay few hours, others few months.
When they leave IDII, they are gone. They leave no physical trace behind them, they are only a memory in some of the people's minds.
The challenge :
- To record the chronicles of IDII by capturing the presence of its guests and visitors
- To create a sense of an exclusive club for the visitors
- To maintain a link between IDII and its visitors
The users :
- IDII guests (during and after their stay)
- Students and faculty
- IDII communications unit
For IDII: history is documented, valuable items are collected, Good for PR
For guests: Ego massage, leaving a mark, Link to interesting community, conversation piece
For students: learn more about who was here, opportunity to contact people
To better understand the concept, I invite you to look at the following scenario