Kisel - 2016 - Individual Work
Which person that lives in your neighbourhood would you like to thank? With Kisel, you can audio record a sweet message, and surprise a person in your neighbourhood. By passing on Kisel, citizens and professionals create a chain of sweet messages throughout the neighbourhood.
In my Final Master project, I developed the project of Kisel in cooperation with the neighbourhood well-being team of Kerstroosplein. This team consists of professionals from the municipality, neighbourhood work Lumens, and the housing cooperations. Their dream is to create a network of citizens and stakeholders that are in touch with each other, and can find each other for support and celebration. I saw the design opportunity of reaching and connecting people, via a product people like to pass on. This resulted in Kisel. I did several usertests in the neighbourhood, and developed different shapes of Kisel.
This video shows a Wizard of Oz prototype in the beginning of the design process. I used this prototype to explore the interaction possibilities. The final, working prototypes can be seen on the pictures above the text.
This video shows how the neighbourhood well-being team adopted Kisel. It shows one of the early prototypes.
“Joanne is in control of her design process and keeps to her planning. She shaped a very open, abstract and complex project into a small and concrete design. What could be improved is going back to the abstract level again, and analyzing the design proposal, instead of staying focusing on it’s promises.” Philémonne Jaasma, coach M12