Occasionally I come across design challenges that intrigue me.
The Unbranded Designs x Loewenstein challenge from July/August was focused on designing for the "Third Space" which falls somewhere between home and work / private and public.
My entry focused on the problem of working in a public space and knowing when or who to approach for conversation/collaboration/distraction and who to leave alone. The classic indicator of non-availability is hood up and headphones on, but what if people have neither hood or headphones?
Here are some quick images of my proposed solution. Not a winning solution but feedback from jury of the competition said it was an intriguing idea for the public space and could be used to address a different problem scope. I'm not discouraged.