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The Wedge
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The Wedge

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The Wedge is a conversational space designed to provide a salon-type atmosphere, where users will gather to discuss a chosen hot-button topic in an attempt to inform, debate and amuse each other.

The Wedge is a conversational space designed to provide a salon-type atmosphere, where users will gather to discuss a chosen hot-button topic in an attempt to inform, debate and amuse each other.

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  • 1. The Wedgetake a side, take a stand, make your opinion heard.
  • 2. How did we get there?
  • 3. goaldesign an engaging conversational space around a piece of media.
  • 4. {brainstorm}
  • 5. first idea: antique vs. vintage Our initial idea was centered around comparing the concepts of antique, vintage and old.We wanted to see where people took those concepts conversationally, and get some clarity on what means to be antique, vintage or old.
  • 6. Todays Item: orem ipsum dolor sit ame About this item Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum lobortis lobortis dui, non porttitor sem elementum feugiat. Ut cursus lorem et turpis tincidunt suscipit at in sapien. Nullam eget justo a nisl gravida venenatis. Sed aliquam justo ac lorem suscipit blandit. Nunc quis felis velit, a tempor purus. Phasellus in elit nibh, ac rutrum neque. Mauris et rhoncus enim. Sed vulputate suscipit mi, in ultricies justo aliquet sit amet. Phasellus eu lectus non nisi lobortis tempus. Nullam sed suscipit quam. Nunc congue mollis sagittis. Phasellus cursus imperdiet nisl nec posuere. Duis at lorem urna. Sed dapibus consectetur mi a tincidunt. Sed ultricies justo a sapien iaculisHow do you see this item? How much would you pay for it? Submit $ Submit VINTAGE OLD VINTAGE LOOKING {wireframe - idea1}Comments Commenter #1
  • 7. /"012$3,(&$1-(.)3 41"56$ /07#-& 8-%&(9$ :.; <""=638-%&(9$ >%2(&$9"1-?$;!"%&(2&3:@&-"%6 *+#(-.3AB1$(;3>@;(&$6 *+#(-.3C$@.-$6 /07#-& {wireframe - idea1}
  • 8. research- discussion boards, antique forums and other conversational spaces - People were just picking a side rather than engaging in a deeperconversation about the concepts and their meaning as we thought they would.
  • 9. {research}
  • 10. back to the drawing board - thinking about a way to get deeper into the conversation -we started recalling conversations in the real world which have elicited this kind of response
  • 11. The itp list inspirationpeople expressively defend their ideas and opinions on topics they are passionate about.  
  • 12. translatinghere at ITP we explore where technology and product development aretaking us.we wanted to design a space around interesting and current issues facingus, with the future plans of potentially opening the conversation for theoutside world.
  • 13. The wedge a conversational space designed to provide a salon-type atmosphere, where users gather to discuss a chosen hot-button topic in an attempt to inform, debate and amuse each other.a new issue is presented, along with two concise editorials written byexperts on opposite sides of the spectrum.
  • 14. The Wedge is an opportunity for users to engage with ideas that they have not previously considered, as well as a chance to understand where people with differing opinions are coming from.
  • 15. first topic – AR glasses• Posted on Monday (February 26th) afternoon• 16 comments (10 different commenters)• 126 unique visitors in first 48 hours.• Previously discussed on the List.• Comments were much more considered than the discussion on the List.
  • 16. second topic – privacy• Posted on Friday (March 2nd) afternoon• 4 comments (2 different commenters)• 64 unique visitors in first 24 hours.• Thoughtful back and forth between Ben and Rhodes
  • 17. third topic – 3d printing• Posted on Saturday (March 3rd) afternoon• 0 comments• 32 unique visitors in first 24 hours.
  • 18. Final ThoughtsPotential ImprovementsSuccessThings we learned
  • 19. Build in intertopic navigation to get backto other conversationsRelease topics on a consistent schedule
  • 20. Create a richer graphical layout which allows for more back and forth. color geometry dog ear
  • 21. choose a side based on color scheme: users can agree 100% with thedifferent points, being more inclined to one side than the other, or even neutral.
  • 22. final Thoughts - ImprovementsOpen it to larger community
  • 23. final Thoughts - Success Deep Conversations - No memes
  • 24. final Thoughts - Success Cross Talking
  • 25. final Thoughts - Success Non-internet commenters commenting
  • 26. final Thoughts - Success Dialoguing amongst individuals on the net that doesn’t happen in real life.
  • 27. final Thoughts - Learning Designing conversational spaces is hard.The initial effort in getting an audience to comment can be reduced byproviding a starter conversation.Even though two opinions can start a conversation there needs to be roomfor the an alternative opinion.
  • 28. Thank you!Bruna, Mark, Patrick, Sara.

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