Gelatine is an interaction design research that design a system including (i) user profile website and database (ii) Checkin Points (iii) Public Screen Application (ix) Thermal Printer. It facilitates peer collaboration, peer inspiration and cross- pollination of skills and creativity in public libraries and co-working space. The system provide a website for users to create personal profile. When one ‘check in’ at a workspace, Gelatine will display one’s information such as skills, interest, and needs of currently show on a public screen and also print out from printer. People could check the screen or printer to know their co-worker or search for some help. It encourages people in working space to get more interaction with their peers.
Gelatine clearly describes how they find out the unnatural situation social learning, inspiration and collaboration between coworkers. So they design a system to increasing the exposedness of coworkers’ information. It demonstrates how to use the profile information on public space and create the interaction between people.
Gelatine use digital information and device into our social life, and actually could arouse more inspiration and opportunities happened in coworking space. It is an invention that introduces digital device system into a working space as a social learning device. It combine with profile website, a check in system, printer and a screen to browse. Gelatine creates a new ability to interactive design into normal social life.
Gelatine articulates the preferred state their design attempts to achieve, which is to create a coworking space that more and more cross- pollination of skills and creativity. It inspires the environment’s real potential from present situation of user’s unaware of and uninspired by using this system. And through their design practice we can see it really have changes in the coworking space.
For the public or coworking space like this case shows, Gelatine could be a demonstration that makes people easier to knowing others or ice breaking. Especially in a new working space, it hard for people know so much people while it would be a pity that wastes such a treasure.
Gelatine like some kind of physical forum, which share information and has it social functionality. However, unlike traditional online forum, it real practice in space and encore people meets and interacts with their coworker face to face. And it would make it different from existing social network system, and become a customize system that suit for specific working space.