Gelatine – Designing for Digital Encounters in Coworking Spaces
Gelatine is an artifact that was designed for people to create a personal profile. By this way, people could share their encounters to their co-worker by list out their personal skills, interests, and working location. When someone check in by their member card, the RFID detect by Gelatine, and print out his personal profiles with keywords and to display his individual informations. By doing so, people can know each other in public space.
Gelatine is a machine that display uers’ profiles, including personal skills, interests, and working location by thermal papers. When users scan their member card to check in the entrance, their personal informations could be selected show on the screen by their own. In this way, eveybody could know each other by those public informations.
Gelatine is a new idea for public interaction. Gelatine provide a platform for user to set up their personal profile, update these informations into this platform. When uses check in the public space, they could choose whether they want to share their informations to other people. Additional, Gelatine print out this personal profile by a thermal printer, it’s also a covenient for use.
Nowaday, we have many ways to get connection to other people. We could share our individual informations and status on social netword, like Facebook, Twitters, Pluck, etc…It seems that we have many medium to know each other. In this way, Gelatine follow on the trend to develop the new way of knowing people in public space.
Gelatine provide a such good platform for contaction. In this way, we may look forward in the future, we could know more people in public space by this kind of new idea.
Altough the designers of Gelatine want to provide a way for people to know each other, they might ignore that human are not the objects, we couldn’t list out the personality only by words. We would like to interact with people by chance, not for some purposes. In my opinion of that, the artifact is not natural for our daily life.