final synthesis lab
Politecnico di Milano
Interaction Design, Speculative Design
The Final Synthesis course, focused on Speculative Design and death, concerned the conception, design and implementation of an interactive device
and the entire visual system that surrounds it, with the aim to make people reflect on death. Thus Micromort was born: a new currency which value
represents the price of death in every nation in the world, demonstrating that death has a social value that is closely linked to the nationality
and to the economic and humanitarian conditions of that nation. Death is always a tragedy. Whether 100 people die or 300,000. However, this cannot
and must not be a reason for the more developed countries to become disinterested in the current humanitarian tragedies, in favour of what touched
them personally 5, 10 or 20 years ago.
The interactive installation Thee Stock Exchange Experience consists of 16 screens, a touch-screen monitor and 8 metres in length of LED panels, displaying more than 21,000 facts about deaths and disasters in every country in the world from 2000 to 2017.
The brochure is divided into three different sections: the first tab provides general information about the project, including the business card and the coin; the second tab focuses on the installation details, while the third tab explains the algorithm behind it.
The 17th screen is a touch monitor positioned on the fifth side, enabling intimate and personal interaction through a 3D globe program that presents Micromort data. It allows users to explore and navigate mortality values for each nation, including historical variations, using this interactive interface.
As part of The Lost Graduation Show 2021, Micromort stands out as a captivating exhibit, inviting visitors to contemplate the intricate social value of death. Amidst the showcase of 170 projects by emerging designers from around the globe, Micromort sparks conversations on speculative design and its implications.
The Bachelor's Thesis investigates the social value of Micromort, examining its connections to speculative design, identity, and creative coding. It explores the relationship between Micromort, nationality, economic conditions, and humanitarian factors. Additionally, the thesis highlights the relevance of Micromort in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly through a comparison of the cost of death in troubled nations with the expenses associated with Covid-19 protection and tracking devices.
Interaction Design Award
the lost graduation show
at supersalone 2021