As promised in the previous post, here are the three draft briefs that I have created for the start of Week 6. They are all based on the larger idea of people overly using technology in the sleeping environment, such as people using their phone or laptop in bed and subsequently not being able to get a good night sleep. At the moment I am taking a wider view of it and then later on I will be bringing the idea of light and colour back into it even though I still am not sure if that is the way I want to take it all.
Brief 1: This brief was looking at how to avoid the temptation of using technology in bed. This was based upon the idea that came up in the 100 ideas a few weeks ago where when you went to bed you would put your phone or laptop on a small robot and whenever you switched the light off, the robot would run away taking the object with it in search of light because it was afraid of the dark. There were a few other ideas that fall into the same idea such as an alarm clock that would only work if you put your phone inside it so you were not using it.
Brief 2: This brief is looking at how to discipline people if they are found or caught using a piece of technology or gadget in bed. This area is slightly more biased towards critical design and would be something that say Crispin Jones would do. The idea that this spawned from was a lamp that would tell you what to do and if you did not do it, it would smash itself and turn the light off. Whilst this may not stop you from using your phone, it would force you to go and buy a new bulb or lamp so you would be punished for making itself break.
Brief 3: This brief was more a step into the unknown because I had the two that I liked, but I needed at least one more and this one seemed to fit the bill in that it sort of continued on from the other two briefs. The first was before, the second was during and this one was how to cope without technology in bed because you have become so used to it. This one is more focused on the light and colour idea than the other two at the moment and that is shown by the simplicity of the idea where I just said it was to help people get to sleep without their ‘safety blanket’ that was their mobile phone or laptop through the use of light and colour.