Curiosity Study

Curiosity Study

Created an intervention and put it in a public space, make people interact with it out of curiosity.

Materials

Materials

Planning

Planning

Wood work

Wood work

Building Process

Building Process

Building Process

Building Process

Finishing

Finishing

Instruction outside

Instruction outside

We tried to make instruction as simple as possible.

Instruction inside

Instruction inside

With reflective surface inside the curtain, we asked people to draw their outlines with this city at this very moment.

Interaction

Interaction

The mother pulled the rope for this girl to draw outline.

Interaction

Interaction

People got curious with this huge black-curtain -covered set in the park.

Interaction

Interaction

Always needed one person to pull the rope so that people can see the front and draw. This design boosted interaction between strangers.

The Inside of the Curtain

The Inside of the Curtain

Interaction

Interaction

When one person pulled the rope, actually everyone in front interacted with this set by just seeing the curtain went up.

Interaction

Interaction

At first, this man was afraid of pulling the rope, cause he didn't know what will happen.

Interaction

Interaction

Then he found it interested to pull the rope, but he still didn't want to see the front cause he thought it was scary.

Markers

Markers

Another Test in Rainy Day

Another Test in Rainy Day

Weather Affected People's Curiosity

Weather Affected People's Curiosity

Few people stopped and tried to interact.

Interaction

Interaction

It still had some curiosity power.

Analysis

Analysis

Time affected what people are doing and how many people and maybe people's emotion.

Analysis

Analysis

About 40% of people that stopped by this drew on the board.

Analysis

Analysis

Ethnic group difference may also affected the curiosity level.

Analysis

Analysis

This data is not clear, mixing with the age level in the location we set up this.

Anaylsis

Anaylsis

Although in NYC female people out-numbered male, but with this huge difference, maybe female people are more curious than male.

Our Group!

Our Group!

(from left to right) Catherine Schmidz, Gunjan Raheja and me.

Curiosity Study

 

 

This is a group project with Catherine Schmitz and Gunjan Raheja. 

 

We built this giant wooden board with black curtain covered. The rope was in the back, and once rope was pulled, the curtain raised at the front. 

 

It was for study people's curiosity.We wanted to make people interact with this set driven by their curiosity, and at the same time triggered other people's curiosity.

 

By putting this in the Washington Square Park in NYC and we hid to record, we got a lot of interesting interactions.

 

 

Nov 2015

 

 

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Interaction

It still had some curiosity power.