Open Call Selection
#Connect is a wi-fi network that connects people with each other instead of the internet. The experience makes use of public digital and physical space to challenge two users to identify and find each other based on the limited information around their identity they digitally exchange in a playful way. The aim of the project is to transform the impulse we often feel to reach for our phones in public spaces when we’re unsure what to do, into a fun and refreshing opportunity to make a new connection.
The group brought their unique approach to exploring the intersection of technology and human interaction to this public Wi-Fi network experience after studying together at HKU. Their goal is to understand how technological advancements have influenced and continue to influence the way we interact with the world and with each other.
The project was created by a group of interaction designers with a fascination for the intersection between technology and human behavior: Amar Ravi, Casper van Battum, Daniël Korssen, Leon van Oldenborgh and Luuk Siewers.