Dear System, 2018

Graduate Project

Industrial Design

To be exhibited at ECA Degree Show,

June 2018, and New Designers, July 2018.

Dear System is my final graduation project for Product Design ba at Edinburgh College of Art - a study into our increasingly amorphous relationships with appliances within the home, envisioning the object as service, and the user as product. In the connected home, objects are market-driven to cannibalise attention and work in increasingly complex ways to keep it. As Dear System produces toast, it also listens - to user feedback, emotion, and reception; becoming yet more alien as it attempts to become human.