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Testing Artefact Activity – 5

I had another friend, Shiu Heng, age 25, carry out a self-facilitated test of the kit and artefact. He walked around his neighbourhood and identified around 10 plants. Here is the map he drew. Insight The participant was able to feel more connected with nature. A similar narrative emerged in this testing as well, where …

Consultation with Andreas and Laser Cutting

I had designed several prototype layouts for the Artefact Kit, however, the parts lacked a certain finishing that I wanted. Therefore I decided to do laser cutting of the box parts in order to assemble the Kit. I showed andreas the different slots i had come up with. My material was cardboard. I pondered on …

Artefact Kit – 1

First I tried making the slots by hand, which turned out quite messy. However this was useful is guessing the rough sizes of the slots to be created. Next, I tried different ways to display. A flat circle holder that would display the plants very clearly and rack style made with bamboo sticks that would …

Making Resin Plants – Batch 3

These resins were slightly better in term of colour. I had only done around 50% of the plants in the guide at this point so I decided to do the remaining plants. I wanted to see for the next time if a press dry method would be better.

Redesign Booklet 2

Booklet After comments and feedback on improving the design and appeal of the guide, I worked on the graphic experience of the booklet, adding on to the design and user experience.

Testing Artefact Activity – 4

After Harah’s feedback, I was able to improve the kit and booklet design more. The narrative and speculative making scenario was removed from the foraging activity making the Artefact Activity more streamlined and focused. I had a friend, Devanshi, age 33, help me test the improved Artefact Kit, at Potong Pasir Area. We met around …

Testing Artefact Activity – 3

After designing the booklet and resin plants, I had the opportunity to test my kit with a mother and child pair, Aarthie and Ahilesh, ages (37 & 14). I went down to carry out video documentation and test with them. The activity last 2hrs, and first they walk around their neighbourhood looking for plants. This …