14 Weeks | Fall 2021
Due to the concern of preservation, patrons of the museum are not allowed to see the active role people play when interacting with the artifacts, removing their utility, enjoyment, and purpose. We believe what makes objects extraordinary is our relationships with them and how they facilitate our relationships with other people. How might we create an experience that allows visitors to reflect on their own lived experiences and think about their own objects in new ways?
My Role: Experience Designer
"Bespoke Rituals" is an immersive storytelling experience that presents people's stories of "handmade" rituals that showcase the importance of an object in facilitating a daily meaningful activity for the relationship of that person with others. The experience also prompts people to consider incorporating rituals into their daily routines with objects today.
Experience in Context
Bespoke Rituals was constructed within the Carnegie Library for the final Senior Show. The experience was framed with the concept video and a detailed process book to explain how we designed this experience. The user first interacts with a poster that explains what rituals are. They are then prompted to enter the experience where they are told the story of one of the rituals. As they leave, they are prompted with the question - "What parts of your routine could use a ritual?"
Our full process is documented in this process book that explains our journey through this project throughout ideation, research, development, prototyping, and construction.