PHYSICAL INTERACTION: Emotions

These objects explored representing emotions through packaging interactions.

The concept was to create packaging that held an emotion such that during the process of opening, the emotion was exposed within the person.

The words chosen all have the suffix -ity, which forms nouns from adjectives, meaning the condtion or quality of being [base adjective]. Since the words are nouns, they translate well into packagable things.

se·ren·i·ty n.,
[1460, ME. serenite < MFr. sérénité < L. serenitas < serenus]

the quality or state of being serene; calmness; tranquility

cu·ri·os·i·ty n.,
[1378, ME. curiousite < OFr. curiosité < L. curiositas < curiosus]

1. a desire to learn or know 2. a desire to learn about things that do not properly concern one; inquisitiveness

anx·i·e·ty n.,
[1525, L. anxietas < anxius]

1. a state of being uneasy, apprehensive, or worried about what may happen; concern about a possible future event 2. an eager but often uneasy desire

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Initially line studies were used to understand the nature of the emotions.

Replicating paper based packaging from die line patterns allowed for a better understanding of modern packaging and the current interaction of opening something.

Curved planes were used to see how curves slid against each other and to view the visual relationship between the curves when they sit in different states.

Each idea developed from line to form through sketches as well as three-dimensional sketches.