Friday, June 10, 2005

Design for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Estoy impresionado de esta historia reportada en We Make Money Not Art donde explican el trabajo de Christian Palino y su diseño de un sistema para que la gente obsesiva compulsiva (es diferente si es al revés?) puede tener algo de calma con la seguridad de que si tienen uno de los tags que dice "estufa" eso quiere decir que la estufa no la dejaron prendida, ya que necesita tener el tag integrado para funcionar.

Peripheral Needs, by Christian Palino, a set of designs for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

For example, a woman who needs to repeatedly check that her electric appliances are shut off can find some mental comfort thanks to switches she can carry with her to bed or while outside the house. Soft velcro-lined RFID-tagged switches are placed on electrical appliances (equipped with an RFID tag reader) to turn them on. The switches can be removed, physically disengaging the power, and carried in various retro-fitted personal effects (handbag, keychain, pillow) that can be physically checked for reassurance when away from the appliances.

we make money not art: Design for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder

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