Graduation projects of the 5-th generation of SWPS University’s School of Form alumni have been designed to serve the body and improve well-being, memory and relationships.
A spine-supporting mat, a memory stick that becomes a custodian of memories, a lamp regulating sleep patterns, a mobile application that matches music to the mood of the user, and talismans reminding people about equality in relationships. The common trait of these projects is sensitivity of the designers and their ability to use research tools. As the result, the solutions developed by these young designers meet the actual needs of users and social phenomena. This year, students have focused on emotions, the way we talk about them and how we share them as well as on memories related to emotions and on their nurturing. The projects are an accurate response to the contemporary phenomena of gentrification of run down areas in the cities, gender inequalities, and customization of products that align with the needs of users. They speak about taking care of the body, about reusing materials or inventing new ones.