Design: Catherine Brand
Tutor : James Auger
Co-tutor Daniel Sciboz
Graduation Project, Masters Media Design, 2015
Insightful Host is a speculative design project that reflects on the definition of a “smart” system and questions the increasing development of devices that collect and analyse data on a daily basis. The project focuses on an IT system, imagined in a near future, that enables its users to organize tailored dinner events. Using a calendar application interface users create their events and choose a specific purpose for each of them.
Based on this purpose, the system then takes over the dinner preparation by defining the menu and inviting guests. To do this, a custom software collects and analyses data about its users. It has, for example, access to their social media contacts, web navigation and purchase history.+