Self awareness, teamed with Kim awareness and Bae awareness, produced this study about unwrapping wrapped boxes: “Exploring the First Momentary Unboxing Experience with Aesthetic Interaction,” Chajoong Kim, James A. Self, and Jieun Bae, The Design Journal, vol. 21, no. 3, 2018, pp. 417-438. Here’s detail from the study: The authors are at UNIST (Ulsan National […]
Cats in a puzzle box
This video made in 1937 or 1938 documents what happened when cats were placed in a puzzle box: Edwin Ray Guthrie [pictured here sitting in a room which was, one must admit, a form of box] and G. Plant Horton were the human researchers.
Crying Infant Assuager (new patent)
“Crying babies are the source of great frustration for adults, particularly for their parents. Because they cannot speak, infants cry as their primary means of communication and they do it with great frequency. Babies cry as a means to communicate that they are in pain, unhappy, tired, hungry or generally in need of attention. Sometimes […]
Boxes for rocks — their own story
Boxes for rocks grow from much thought and careful effort, what with the desire that each box fit snugly and well in enclosing a particular rock. Ann Macmillan, say those who know, “creates cardboard boxes for rocks that are designed to fit each rock’s individual surface. After 3D scanning them and unfolding the rock’s geometry, the […]