[bone shaker] :: DIY health finalPresentation Transcript
Kimi Spencer [email_address] Bone Shaker DIY Health, Final Proposal | 14 November 2011
“ A state of complete physical , mental , and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity .” World Health Organization
Health for Me Excitement, delight, and adventure. Absence of boredom; stimulation. Discovering meaningful connections. Joie de vivre .
The Situationist Lived experience over the spectacle . Derive (“t0 drift”) the spontaneous exploration of urban landscapes guided by aesthetic instinct .
Biking and the City Biking is an urban phenomena. Specific to cities with a vibrant cityscape and infrastructural support . A tool for expanded exploration .
Biking and Health “ A Copenhagen study of over 30,000 people ranging in age from 20 to 93 took place over 14.5 years and found that bike commuting an average of 3 hours per week decreased risk of mortality by about 40% over the control group that did not bike” Andersen, 2000
Smallest Target Behavior Bike for 30 minutes per day .
The User Urban city dweller. 20 to 30 years old. Educated , and technologically comfortable . Moderately well-off ( can afford a bike and smart phone ). Not an athlete .
The User’s Ability Safety issues. Bike paths. Places to lock bikes. Time . Routine . Effort .
Ride the City
The User’s Motivations Social acceptance /rejection. Biking is cool. Pain /Pleasure. Easily bored by repetition and lazy. Hope /Fear. Desire to get physically fit.
The User’s Motivations How to bring pleasure? It’s not about exercise, it’s about exploration . How to catalyze hope? Feedback on user’s progression .
Bikes as a Catalyst for Adventure
Classify the Behavior
The Environment Urban landscape, Sound data Temperature data Networks data … Layers of information
Hertzian Space The invisible frequencies that are “pervasive, and though invisible, in some way are present in every aspect of our physical experience”. Both real and imaginary . “ The dreams of electronic objects.”
Second Order Goal Experience the layers of the City though exploration .
Proposal An application that promotes urban biking by enabling users, and the exploration of the urban landscape in a new, delightful way.
Triggers Reminders after inactivity. Suggestions of places, events, layers, and times to bike. Notifications on friends’ urban adventures and biking activity.
Mobile, Real-Time Feedback Personal health data. City data.
Aesthetic Artifacts Positive reinforcement . Sharing and social perception.