The Artful Dodger is the design outcome as well as the process of developing my MA research and studies - Participatory Design Methodology: through using public's objects and stories. What I am trying to accomplish is a method where participation is manifested at all three levels: the idea (design/story); the making (physical/material); and the use (interaction).
The method begins with a series of interviews that collect the story from the public. The work is not make from scratch but based on an existing ordinary object. By collaging an object with its story and a story about an object, a new form and function will born, which should be able to build a strong connection and association with the public.
It is a chair for stealing coins from people's pocket.
© Sam LOmingshum 2012