M1.2

Research Project

2018
Semester B
Deliverables
Research Paper
PDP

Autonomous cars are an emerging topic. An aspect that has not yet been widely explored is how certain transitions will be materialized and visualized in semi-autonomous cars. With shape change being a potential tool for communication it will be used in this design research project to visualize the transition from autonomous to manual (human) driving and vice versa. During this project co-creation sessions are used to gain insight into what material qualities are important when creating this specific shape change. This project is documented in the form of a research paper in which there are parameters proposed that might be most effective in communicating the transition with shape-change. This individual research project was very challenging for me, I battled with writing the paper in a short and concrete manner and having a very intuitive design approach. I didn't quite know where to start and how to structure the start of the project. In retrospect I think that with my design identity I can use research best as a way to verify designs and concepts. I have used this approach during my FMP.

E X P L O R A T I O N S

Different exploraition sessions were carried out with designers. They were instructed to visualise the transition from autonomous to manual driving and vice versa, to then identify the common taxonomies. 

T H E   P A P E R 

Curious? Take a look at the paper: