Graphic and Media DesignDegree Show 2019

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Maria Hristoforova

mhristoforova@gmail.com
Digital product designer with a passionate interest in the future of computation, personalized experiences and the intersection between the digital and physical world.

Although most of my work is commercially oriented, I enjoy dabbling in speculative design and exploring different ways to redefine experiences beyond the screen.

Altitude

Altitude is a speculative perception of inflight entertainment as a flexible system and an experience tailored to the individual.

It all started with asking one big question - what are the fundamental flaws of current inflight entertainment systems? What makes them so bad that most of us prefer to preload a few Spotify playlists and episodes of a Netflix show on our (relatively) small phones, just so we can avoid using the tablet in front of us? Is it the overall visual language that seems to be stuck in 2009 - the era of Web 2.0 and glossy buttons, or the overall lack of usability and straightforward interaction patterns?

Moments

The feelings you get when you think of a good memory. Sort of hard to put into words sometimes, isn’t it?
For decades, the photo album-stuffed shoebox has been a household staple. Today we capture memories through our phones, turning them into a modern shoe box. Moments gives you a new way to remember by fusing tradition with modern technology.

Think of your moments as stories. A mix of emotions and feelings relatetd to a particular moment in time.
Create as little as 5 or as many as 20 moments at a time. They can be as broad or as specific as you want them to be.
Finally, receive your personalised moments cards and analog mp3 player - yours to listen back to and keep forever!

Each memory is printed and stuck on to a RFID card, associated with a unique ID number and an MP3 recording made by the user, related to that memory. When the card is scanned, the associated recording starts playing.