Follow the Signs


Interact to inform design exhibition, Mile End arts pavilion, 17-18th March 2016.


This project was about creating an interactive design piece that could inform or provoke thought on a particular topic of our choosing. I chose to base my work on the concept of following signs in public spaces. I find it very interesting how implicitly we trust directions and authoritative rules, especially when they are displayed in a traditional 'signpost' fashion.


The project explored technological mediums; two of the final signposts had built in Arduino's that were triggered by sensors/buttons. This element started to explore how signs are designed for humans, they aim to reduce accidents, getting lost, being hurt e.t.c, and in a world of computers and machines could they one day be obsolete?