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Jorge Diego Etienne Ortega
Parsons the New School for Design
Summer Intensive Studies 2007
Product Design
Professor: Robert Rabinovitz
Teaching Assistant: Eddie Chiu

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  1. 1. ON/OFF Parsons the New School for Design Summer Intensive Studies 2007 Product Design Professor: Robert Rabinovitz Assistant: Eddie Chiu
  2. 2. “You call it madness, but I call it love.” -Don Byas
  3. 3. ON/OFF
  4. 4. ON/OFF research Humans beings are complicated creatures, and personal relationships are even more. One of the things that makes it even worst for couples is when their private matters become some how public to the people around them. Fighting and making up, on and off, is just part of the cycle in a relationship and no one should interfere with this.
  5. 5. What do we do when we have a fight with our loved one? Avoid the situation Talk with friends Drink That is, of course, until you make up and everything is great again. Jorge Diego Etienne Ortega Parsons the New School for Design Summer Intensive Studies 2007 Product Design Profesor Robert Rabinovitz
  6. 6. ON/OFF research But what happens when this on/off repeats itself more times? Your friends get more in- This leads to creating an They only know about They try to help you by When someone is un- volved since you always environment where they your sife of the situation, giving you their opinion der stress, they usually end up talking about it feel capable of talking so a negative opinion and some advise. want to “let it out” and with them, or by simply about your problems. begins to form in them talk about it. This means seeing you being upset, about your loved one. they want to be listen, angry, or sad. not to listen to advice or opinions.
  7. 7. Brainstorming The continuing struggle within a couple shouldn’t be affected by outsiders, no matter how close; friends, or family. This project will seek a solution that avoids the uncomfortable and annoying input and opin- ions given by others, and finish with the intruding in private matters. Jorge Diego Etienne Ortega Parsons the New School for Design Summer Intensive Studies 2007 Product Design Profesor Robert Rabinovitz
  8. 8. ON/OFF research Mike Mike has been together One day after getting out Mike goes to his friends’ This really annoys Mike His fight with Cindy has with Cindy for 2 years of work late, he forgot house and tells them since he doesn’t want to a solution, but the fact is now. They’ve had a about his plan to take about his problems. break up with Cindy, but that every time he has couple of fights because Cindy to the movies. They see him really up- he can’t keep his friends problems in his relation- of his long work hours. This makes her really set and start to tell him a from minding his bussi- ship, his friends feel angry and they fight. negative opinion about ness. free to talk about it is Cindy. something he wants to change.
  9. 9. Jenny Jenny has been wth After a party at Jenny’s The next day she goes Jenny doesn’t wan’t The next day she gets John for only a couple of best friend’s house, to get coffee with her to break up, she likes back together with John months. She often fights John gets jealous and friends, and they all be- him very much and she but her friends keep tell- with him because he’s they fight. Jenny leaves gin to tell her to break up thinks it’s something that ing her what to do about ver jealous, but she is him at the party because with John. can be worked out. Her their isues. very much in love with she doesn’t want to ar- friends’ comments make him. gue infront of people. her more upset about the situation. Jorge Diego Etienne Ortega Parsons the New School for Design Summer Intensive Studies 2007 Product Design Profesor Robert Rabinovitz
  10. 10. ON/OFF research Telling friends you don’t Blocking people from Being alone. want to talk about it. IM and not answering calls. Pros: Keeps everyone out of No one bothers you. Clear message your problem. Cons: You have to bring up the Limited to electronic Being alone can make conversation. devices. you feel worst.
  11. 11. Do not disturb sign Mood rings T-shirts Pros: Clear Message Changes with your You can wear them and mood. people can read your message. Cons: Works only in a door. Not visible, hard to Not fashionable, has to understand. be customized. Jorge Diego Etienne Ortega Parsons the New School for Design Summer Intensive Studies 2007 Product Design Profesor Robert Rabinovitz
  12. 12. ON/OFF criteria The continuing struggle within a couple shouldn’t be affected by outsiders, no matter how close; friends, or family. This design will give a solution that avoids the uncomfortable and annoying input and opin- ions given by others, and finish with the intruding in private matters.
  13. 13. Communicate in a simple way for everyone to understand. Visible. Make a direct reference to you current relationship status Provide an effective way to avoid intrusion from others. Available for men and women. Easy to use. Helps to release stress and tension. Helps every relationship. Jorge Diego Etienne Ortega Parsons the New School for Design Summer Intensive Studies 2007 Product Design Profesor Robert Rabinovitz
  14. 14. ON/OFF concepts
  15. 15. Jorge Diego Etienne Ortega Parsons the New School for Design Summer Intensive Studies 2007 Product Design Profesor Robert Rabinovitz
  16. 16. ON/OFF concepts
  17. 17. Jorge Diego Etienne Ortega Parsons the New School for Design Summer Intensive Studies 2007 Product Design Profesor Robert Rabinovitz
  18. 18. ON/OFF concepts
  19. 19. Jorge Diego Etienne Ortega Parsons the New School for Design Summer Intensive Studies 2007 Product Design Profesor Robert Rabinovitz
  20. 20. ON/OFF concepts
  21. 21. Jorge Diego Etienne Ortega Parsons the New School for Design Summer Intensive Studies 2007 Product Design Profesor Robert Rabinovitz
  22. 22. ON/OFF design direction
  23. 23. Broken Heart Do Break Vase Frustration Vase of Phases Human Heart Tjep for Droog Dror Benshetrit for Rosenthal Jorge Diego Etienne Ortega Parsons the New School for Design Summer Intensive Studies 2007 Product Design Profesor Robert Rabinovitz
  24. 24. ON/OFF design direction
  25. 25. Fights won’t stop, but at least you can deal with them on your own. Jorge Diego Etienne Ortega Parsons the New School for Design Summer Intensive Studies 2007 Product Design Profesor Robert Rabinovitz

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