Unread Messages.

Rethinking our relationship with technology.

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Concept / User Experience / Innovation
My Role: Project Lead
Agency: Six:Thirty / Northstar 

 

Concept / User Experience / Innovation
My Role: Project Lead

Unread Messages is a pioneering design research project exploring the ways in which technology is affecting how we think, act and behave. Based on new research with project partner Northstar, we collaborated with a series of international designers to develop products to lead us towards a healthier relationship with technology.

Research 

An open online community was formed to gather opinion from 125+ members of the public. Discussion topics included social media, email and messaging, the “always on” lifestyle, notification overload, data deluge and device addiction. 

From these attitudes and insights emerged three core themes: Empowered But Dependent, The Curated Self and Compulsive Behaviours.

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Design 

Using these themes, we worked with a group of international multidisciplinary designers to provide innovative responses to the question: How can we improve our mental wellbeing by changing our relationship with technology? 

Pieces by Dean Brown, Gaston Lisak, Takram London, Paul Macgregor, Matteo Loglio, Matan Stauber, Zanellato/Bortotto, Daniel Armengol Altayó were exhibited at the Aram Gallery. 

For more information visit unreadmessages.com

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Unread Messages should be applauded 
for it’s research driven approach. 

Disegno Magazine

Unread Messages should be applauded for it’s research driven approach. 

Disegno Magazine

Approach 

Unread Messages placed research insight at the heart of the creative process. This type of design driven innovation serves as a bridge between users and fast evolving digital platforms around us, and it's this approach that can provide the key to creating experiences and products
with lasting value.

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