Enchanted objects is a 2 week course held at CIID during the Interaction Design Program. The course touches upon the art of making objects magical by giving them simple but unexpected behaviours. Students start out by getting a first hand experience of what makes something magical by learning and performing magic tricks like street magicians. They learn how to deliver ‘moments of awe’ through a performance, and try to apply that learning to products they create throughout the rest of the course.
Using rapid prototyping techniques, students go through multiple iterations of product prototypes. With each prototype, students test the magical experience it is supposed to carry and try to enhance it using CIID’s popular mantra - 'build-test-repeat'. At the end of the course, students showcase their products in an open exhibition and spark discussions around magic, design and the future of smart products.
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