: Researcher, Designer, Developer

: Prototype, Video, Installation

:  2016 - MA Material Futures



Grow your digital self


How can data help us learn about our digital behaviour? 





Overview
Watermelon Sugar
is a digital creature that lets users learn about their online behaviour.

Like a Tamagotchi for analytics, it makes data personal.

Output
• Web Prototype
• Video Scenarios
• Digital Wellness Lab Installation

Context
We leave trails of ourselves online everyday. Our increasingly linear relationship with the internet feed the possibilities of a generation influenced by the media and the inevitable filter bubble.

By understanding our contributions to corporations through daily internet use, we will then be able to see the values of our interactions. Only then can we be more thoughtful internet users, conscious of our daily data accumulation.

Inspiration
Based on a surrealist fiction by Richard Brautigan, the work borrows from its poetic narrative to inspire new visual interpretations and interactions that incite our imaginations for data visualisation.

Software Used

After Effects, C4D, Unity

Presented to
UsTwo
Project IF
Convivial Studio

Available Demo
Engage Works @ FLUX Lounge, London

Exhibitions
Global Futures Forum 2016
Most Contagious 2016
UAL Degree Show 2016
Milan Design Week 2016
UAL WIP Show 2016

Press
LS:N Global (Global Futures Forum) 
The Huffington Post 
Dezeen
The Future Laboratory x UBS Report
The Future Laboratory x UBS
LS:N Global (Activate) 
LS:N Global (Briefing) 
LS:N Global (Show) 
LS:N Global (Design Directions) 
Arts Thread 
We Vux 
C-ostudio.com 







PROCESS








PUBLICATIONS




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OOO - 1 - Research Book

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OOO - 2 - Process Book


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OOO - 3 - Editorials




SCENARIOS

















DIGITAL WELLNESS LAB INSTALLATION




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[Photo 1 - 2] Global Futures forum 2016
- Dan Weill & Monica AlcazarDuarte





VISUALISATION




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[Fig.1 - 6] Transformational Sequences
- Birth, Growth, Burst









































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[Fig.12 - 14] Follow Your Trail Sequence

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[Fig.7 - 11] Growing Sequence






All projects copyright 2016. Imprint

Read more about the research here