FIELDS — A TOOL TO SHARE 3D CONTENT USING
3D RECORDING AND HOLOGRAMS
SPECULATIVE DESIGN TO ENVISION THE FUTURE OF COMMUNICATION
What if manufacturers of consumer goods would created business models focusing on open hardware and open software as ways to reach a growing community of tinkerers?
A user that could download compatible 3D printing files to assemble products at. Someone into tinkerer could modify both design and functionalities to create a version of the product that matches their needs. Modifications could be uploaded and shared with everyone. In this way existing products are improved by actual users and meet very specific requirements while being maintained by the community.
However creating modifications of complex device is not a task for a single one person. How will tinkerers communicate in the future?
The OPPORTUNITY – a 3D Chat Window
When showing things to colleagues and friends in Skype, Facetime or Google Hangout we are forced to hold the objects in front of the camera. If we use our phone as camera, we can point in first person perspective leaving only one hand for working. Cameras – unless having a short depth of field – film everything in front of them. Some people prefer not to show their face or the whole living room when sharing stuff they create.
FIELDS allow everyone to create a portable, modular yet private chat window to discuss novel creations.