Design Engineering
Showcase 2021

Beyond the Binary

Inclusive Design
Gender Inclusive
Emotion Detecti

Project Details

Global Innovation Design
Jack Mama
Inclusive interaction

An experiential design installation for trans inclusivity.

The project worked collaboratively with a group of trans individuals from Transpire Southend to understand the microaggressions that this community faces. The design reconceptualises these microaggressions into creative interactions for the cis-gendered user to confront.

Through abstract mirrors, frustration tasks and engaging pitch of voice changers, the user then contextualises the abstract emotions, through real trans stories. The experience uses emotion detection technology to prove that awareness has been raised and perception of trans issues changed. An experiential installation was chosen in order to create real empathy, enact change and promote inclusivity.

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