BLOCKCHAIN WEEK7 | Micro UX

Welcome to Brixstop~ (Courtesy of Sebastian).

A Brixspot for Sharing Joyful Things

This is the last week and we have many tasks to complete. The first thing we need to decide is what exactly we want to put in this moveable self-owned store, in other words, what do we want people to share? Should we choose a specific item in line with Brixton people’s wishes? Or do we choose a theme to share a category of items, such as items that make people happy, your favourite recipes, items that have a history, etc.

In a workshop with Max, he wanted a Brixspot for sharing vinyl records (Courtesy of Sue).

Improving the materialisation of Brixspot & Blockchain

After a meeting and discussion, we decided to experiment with a thermal printer to materialise the transactions that people make when interacting with Brixspot. The printed photos of the ‘transactions’ were sealed in a clear acrylic transparency to embody the immutable but public and transparent nature of the blockchain. We also decided to use sound to interact with the donor or sharer to reflect the personality and preferences of the store(the characteristics of a self-owned individual). In addition, we want to use the back of Brixspot as an area where people can write proposals as an materialisation of the part of the smart contract.

Thanks to two CTL technicians, Rocio and Ed, for their help: code guidance, debugging and lengthening the Dupont wire (Courtesy of Sue & David).
Brixspot three views and dimensional measurements (Made by David & Sue).
Tatiana and Alex discussed about Brixspot’s sounds (Courtesty of David).
Left: dismantling the week 6 prototype and assembling the final model; Right: Spray the four legs of the Brixspot white (Courstey of David & Ula)
Left: Fix the clear acrylic sections with glue; Middle: trim the lockers; Right: determine the layout of the terminals (Courstey of David).
Get interaction flow and interface design done (Mainly Made by Tatiana & Alex, Modified by Group).
Left: Get a cabinet with upper and lower levels done; Middle & Right: Get the backside’s and cabinet’s wires invisible & neat (Courtesy of David).
Get the backside done (Courstey of Alex & Sebastian).
Get our storyboard done: one is about sharing items in the store, another one is about writing a proposal (Drawn by Sue).
After testing, We set the final height and have improved some of the interaction interfaces and added some sounds (Courtesy of Tatiana & David).

Final Presentation

Video introduction to the process of using the terminal interface (Made by Alex)
Brixstop process introduction video (Edited by Sue).
Final Presentation when Charlie and Clive experiencing Brixstop & John Fass writing a proposal for the next one (Courtesy of David); Feedback session (Courtesy of Sylvester).

Reflection

As John said, it was a very difficult project and topic. We have carried out system design and social design that hide under this brief, and I think we did really good job about these, a lot of thinkging and discussion, collision and iteration of ideas. But too much rigorous discussion and thinking has led us to neglect time management.

🎬Post-credits scene

Continuous testing to arrive at the most appropriate print interval response & keep this cabinet well (Courtesy of David).
High Fidelity Happy Ending (Courtesy of David).

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DavidHan

DavidHan

UAL MA User Experience Design Student