Investigation & experiments on the relationship between human blinking & thoughts




CATEGORIES

Conceptual Design
Experimental Design
Infographics
Print Design

DELIVERABLES

Documentation book
A set of punctuation marks & posters

FEATURES

Completed at Central Saint Martins in 2015 and featured here and here.





BRIEF

Investigate and demonstrate the powers of observation to change the perception of the everyday.




MY MAIN AREA OF PRACTICE

I was in ‘Experimental Processes and Practices’ during my final year in uni. This community of practice involves researching experimental methodologies and investigating different and meaningful ways of communicating, interacting, working, living and working.

ABOUT THE BRIEF

Through extensive experimental fieldwork, this brief allows me to discover and develop my own ways of noticing, revealing and documenting noteworthy aspects of everyday objects, environments or behaviours.



CHOSEN TOPIC

Human Blinks in relation to Human Thoughts / Information Processing

WHY THIS TOPIC?

Blink (eye) is chosen because it is so simple and subtle and unconscious — something we do it all the time. I am intrigued to know what possibilities something so unconscious and natural can create — the idea of blinking performing more than its ‘properties’.





DOCUMENTATION

RESEARCH &  A SERIES OF EXPERIMENTS MAPPED INTO INFOGRAPHICS




RESEARCH








EXPERIMENT 1:
UNDERSTANDING IF HUMAN BLINKS ARE MORE RESPONSIVE TO
A) VISUALS OR B) SOUND/ WORDS






EXPERIMENT 2:
OBSERVING SPEECH AND LANGUAGE IN RELATION TO BLINKING




EXPERIMENT 2:
UNDERSTANDING THE PATTERN OF BLINKING WHEN IT COMES TO READING












INTEPRETATION

A SET OF CONCEPTUAL PUNCTUATION MARKS THAT ACT AS A BLINK (OR POINT)
FOR INFORMATION / THOUGHT PROCESSING



(Inspired by Walter Murch’s theory of blinking as an Emotional Punctuation)




BOOK
















POSTER
(SHOWCASING THE ENTIRE SET OF PUNCTUATION MARKS AND APPLICATION)



Mark