Social Design

 

I guess digital divide is one of the biggest problems in our society. A digital divide is an economic and social inequality with regard to access to, use of, or impact of information and communication technologies (wikipedia). I came up with this idea when I thought about my grandparents in Korea. My grandfather is over 90 and my grandmother is more than 80. They lived in time from when there were no phones to time of when everything is done by a smartphone. It must be a lot for them to learn. I taught my grandmother to send an email for 6 times but she still doesn’t know how to do it. Ans she always says sorry to me. My grandfather also doesn’t know how to use smartphone but he bought one because he felt so behind and lonely. I felt so bad and I thought I could make something that can help people like my grandparents.

So this project suggests some other ways to control these digital works but in a much familiar method. I asked my mother who is also reluctant to use smartphones, what keeps you from using it. She told me that she just doesn’t know how it works. She doesn’t get the idea why and when she should swipe it, touch this, touch that, where to find this menu, where to find that button and things like that. So I decided to connect these interfaces/motions to the real world.

 

If one turn the pages of a book, the smartphone screens will also be swiped. 

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