CREATING BALANCEJennifer Gillespie
Advances in technology and industry have enhanced our lives: Well-designed, affordable home goods and furnishings; devices to simplify our jobs; gadgets to entertain; and constant access to a wealth of information. Our lives are more comfortable, the mundane more entertaining, and the once tedious and laborious are automatically accomplished at lightning speeds.
Although our lifestyles have adapted, our minds and bodies have not yet evolved to accommodate these changes without a taking a physical or mental toll.
With the belief that positive gains can be had--by what may appear as an insignificant change -- this thesis explores what can and should be modified within our surroundings.
How can we create a better balance between modern comforts and conveniences and the way we as people are designed?
Jennifer spent many years designing digital interactive experiences, which taught her the importance of making user-centric design decisions. Inspired to move beyond screen-based design, Jennifer returned to school with the goal of developing solutions that provide more holistic, tangible and engaging user experiences.
Ever curious and seldom still, Jennifer continues to seek her own balance between an indoor sedentary professional life, her penchant for bursts of dynamic activity, and a deep appreciation for the natural world.
Advisor: Fred Blumlein