‘Across the Universe’ is a public space project we (Stephen Varga and me) conducted at Union Square to gain insight on peoples’ behavior when a non-familiar object is installed in a familiar environment, to purposely disrupt normal transition patterns. We also study how a metaphor and a narrative, influences their reactions or choices in interacting with the object.

Post Mortem

This paper describes the motivations and objectives behind the concept and the design process we followed to conceive it.

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Here’s you’ll find several PPT presentations, videos and pictures that document the entire design process.



First Prototype

Second Prototype

Final Prototype