Making a decision about my tag designs

I started to realise that the most effective way to design my tags would be to speak to other people and watch them interact with my blind, as I have reached the stage where it is most important to consider audience interaction. Even though I want people to think about which blind cord they should pull, I think it is important that the tags give some direction when given a closer look. This is what made me consider using 2 simple steps, with one tag minimising the possessions and the other clearing them completely. I aim for the viewer to follow this journey and consider the role that possessions play in their lives.

Watching peers interact with my blind

I noticed that my peers were getting confused about which blind cord/tag to pull and I immediately started to think of ways to simplify this. I thought about making the tags  more obvious or completely taking away one of the blind cords. However, I later started to think that this confusion actually plays to my piece and helps to communicate the feelings associated with hoarding/minimalism. This is because it reflects the inner turmoil people experience when trying to dispose of a sentimental possession. I am going to keep both of the cords hanging, however I still need to think of a way to make my tags more meaningful.

Tutorial about the tags attached to my blind

After discussing my final piece with Sorrel, I realise that the tags attached to my blind lack meaning and don’t reflect my research very well. At the moment I feel that I have come to a block, as I can’t think of any ways to improve my tags. I therefore aim to speak to my peers in order to gain a range of new ideas, as I think this is the most effective way to quickly gather fresh inspiration.