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Mail Box Presentation

  1. 1. First:Something I noticed aftermoving to New York...
  2. 2. There are large green mailboxes all around the sidewalks the city
  3. 3. Mystery:What are these things?Why are they everywhere?Why are they so big?What are they for?
  4. 4. What they’re for...
  5. 5. What they’re for...
  6. 6. What they’re for...
  7. 7. What they’re for...
  8. 8. What they’re for...
  9. 9. Now:What could be done with them?
  10. 10. “For designers, it is important to formulatea concept which makes action for the publicconcern possible.”Jan van ToornDesign’s Delight2006
  11. 11. So:Can I realize JvT’s design ideal?...
  12. 12. With mailboxes?
  13. 13. Why not?
  14. 14. Now:A few examples of whatI’m thinking of...
  15. 15. The HighlineBuilt on the elevated NY Central RR “West Side Line” Opened in 1934 for commercial use Closed and abandoned in 1980Re-opened on June 8, 2009 1 mi. linear park W. 20th St.
  16. 16. M.I.K.E. “My Internet Kiosk Everywhere” 22” interactive screens with web access Be able to purchase web access $1 for 4 min. online 50¢ for a 15 min. phone call
  17. 17. M.I.K.E. “My Internet Kiosk Everywhere” 22” interactive screens with web access Be able to purchase web access $1 for 4 min. online 50¢ for a 15 min. phone call
  18. 18. Bookshelf in a Phone Kiosk Not sure who did this Pretty awesome
  19. 19. Heuristic:The utility of these old and ignoredrelics of analog communication canbe intervened upon.
  20. 20. Algorithm:Create a public investigationventure for the boxes
  21. 21. Algorithm:Create a public investigationventure for the boxesPromote awareness
  22. 22. Algorithm:Create a public investigationventure for the boxesPromote awarenessAssessment of whatcan be done
  23. 23. How much value could this intervention add to NYC?
  24. 24. I think:The added social value could be huge
  25. 25. Added social value:Improve the public sidewalk space
  26. 26. Added social value:Improve the public sidewalk space Aesthetically
  27. 27. Added social value:Improve the public sidewalk space Aesthetically and/or Functionally
  28. 28. Added social value:Improve the public sidewalk space Aesthetically and/or FunctionallyImprove user experience withthe sidewalks
  29. 29. $17k Lead Development$13k Research and Development$11k Online Media Strategist$04k Professional Consultation$45k Total four month development budget
  30. 30. $17k Lead Development Project branding, promotion, and development Personal salary and expenses$13k Research and Development Data collecting Number of boxes in the city Figuring out what can be done with boxes Exploring to find potential end result of project$11k Online Media Strategist Promote aweareness of boxes via social media Create network of people interested in the project$04k Professional Consultation Legal advice for project Advice from industrial designers/craftsmen/artists

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