My map is quite abstract but at the same time quite scientific in its design. I chose 6 design objects to focus on:
1. The Lifestraw 2. Amsterdam's tram 3. A Prosthetic leg 4. A spoon 5. Maya Ben David's Organic Ceramic forms 6. Bee's; a glass form with trained bees inside
that help detect diseases in humans as they blow inside it.
When analyzing the objects, i have come to a few realizations; one of them is that the Bee's piece and the ceramic forms were chosen because of their physical and formal beauty, the beauty of the materials from which they are made. They are not, too functional compared to the other pieces i chose.
The spoon, an object i thought was very functional and useful, became, in my mind much less so when it really came to think of it and compare it to, say, the lifestraw. Why do we need this metal tool? food might taste better without it.
The lifestraw, i realized, is much more ethical in its thinking than it actually is functional as parts need to be constantly replaced. The thought behind it is noble, however its impact is not equivalent to it.
Problems are with objects where the cost (green) outweighs other aspects, such as with the tram, which is generally a significant, wonderful mean of transportation.. however its existence does have an impact.
of course.. this is all relative and open to debate. anything could be argued here..