For this project I will be looking at 2 cultural lifestyles to promote and investigate the concept of awareness. The artifact will be a leather bag that will activate a set of bicycle lights, by using a chain bicycle lock.
I am looking at two types of bags and mixing the cultures for function and style
I have also identified two audiences. First is the daily fashionable commuter and the second is the messenger biker.
I will aslo provide customization of the bike lock similar to this already existing bike lock. I will do this by having an open source pattern tutorial.
I want to design for Transitions, which are based on these design principles.
Promotes ease of dynamic activities
Speaks similar language to core activity
Actively Informs the user of its function and properties
Potential bike lights
Further exploration of connection is needed, however the goal is to create a smart which that would be activate the lights by locking the chain lock to the bag.