Collective Communication Toolkit
Future Experiences part 2: Individual work
I focused my project on a future world scenario, where healthcare is largely completed at home, aiming to create better communication of both physical and mental health.
I designed the Collective Communication Toolkit to create a collective intelligence between my user and both their family, and medical staff, to combat the isolation and anxiety faced by them from having a lack of control over their healthcare, and lack of communication.
The toolkit allows for both medical and emotional data to be silently communicated through a series of objects, which exist in and around the home. They cover 4 main vital signs, both medical and emotional: temperature, respiration, heart rate and anxiety levels. These devices allow for daily communication of the tacit knowledge of emotional health between a patient and a loved one, through the use of a paired object in a loved ones home, which communicates how the patient is feeling through light. They also communicate the patient’s daily treatment progress, by providing data on their vital signs, which can be viewed through a digital service available on the patient’s phone.