• Think of, find an example of an object that has personality. Do you talk to it? do you attribute it a name or human characteristics? Why do you think it has character? What are its traits?

An object that has personality which came to mind instantly is a refrigerator. I don’t talk to it but I do see that it has a personality because many of my day to day activities relate to the refrigerator. I believe if the refrigerator is brought to life it will be able to assist us in solving many problems and planning to cook and inturn leading a healthy life.

I also envision it to have human like habits or qualities such s burp when it is full or make growling noises when it is empty. I have seen people handle the refrigerator roughly – if the door is not closed .

What you see in plain sight is nothing. I think the refrigerator has a character because inside this box there are any things happening different magical food stories hidden in this box.  If the refrigerator can tell us what is happening inside and what actions we should take to plan our life better and treat the refrigerator well.

The refrigerator could help us in planning to buy groceries according to our needs and usage pattern and manage the usage of the bought grocery. Give suggestions on recipes based on the ingredients available for cooking.

  • Think of and define a concept for an augmented object.
    Think how you would augment it. Would you be extending its functions, augmenting its interface? Would you  be giving it some life and personality?
    Pls post on your blog and be ready to present idea in class.
    This concept should be the final idea for the 10/18 assignment

I am fascinated by the different seasons and the gorgeous colors vibrantly encoring the end of summer as the trees put themselves to bed for the long sleep of winter. The lifecycle that a tree goes through when it goes through the fall , spring cycles is beautiful. The science behind it is also very interesting .  As the Fall days begin to get shorter and shorter, the production of Chlorophyll slows to a hault, eventually giving way to the ‘true’ color of the leaf. https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/ Educate people on the colors and different seasons and create an experience that educates the user and gives them a unique experience. I want this experience to be a visual planning guide to the annual progressive changing of the leaves. This tool can help travelers better time their trips to have the best opportunity of catching peak color for trees in a particular area.