Thesis Title Explorations

Initial thesis topic explorations:

Material memory: Designing meaning into mass manufacture

No other species on earth creates emotional connections to objects to the extent that humans do. This thesis argues the benefits of owning an object (physical possession) compared to having access to an object (digital possession). Through products, service platforms, and business strategies this thesis will investigate how to design meaning and memory into the mass produced products and service experiences we consume. 

Designing myself out of a job: Creativity in the search tree.

Since the industrial revolution mass manufactured products have filled diverse cultures with unified objects. Assuming it is true that our culture is influence by the objects we use, our mass manufactures consumption is leading us to a unified culture. Through products, service platforms, and business strategies this thesis will argue that products designed through AI, parametric design and digital manufacture is capable of creating personalised product experiences-enhancing our product and therefore cultural diversity. 

What’s mine is ours: Material memories in a shared digital economy.

We live in a service orientated world that is trying to get rid of things. Car ownership, music collections, home decoration are digitising through online services. No other species create an emotional connection to objects to the extent that humans do and this thesis argues the benefits of owning an object (physical possession) compared to having access to an object (digital possession). Through products, service platforms, and business strategies this thesis will explore how to design memory and tangible experiences into todays digital products.

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