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Minimize

Issue: XXIII.6 November-December 2016
Page: 10
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Authors:
Alyssa Di Salvo, Leila Watson, Zishan Yu, Peter Worthy, Jason Weigel, Stephen Viller, Ben Matthews

Minimize is a prototype Internet of Things application designed to assist users in minimizing their wardrobe. Its purpose is to instigate behavioral and attitudinal change with regard to minimizing, and to ease the process of parting with unused sentimental items. The application comprises RFID-tagged clothing, a mini-closet display, StoryLamp, and a website. Each day, users scan the items they decide to wear. Personal wearing data is collected, forming a larger picture of their clothing habits. This information is then meaningfully presented back to them in both digital and tangible ways.

http://s4325075-minimalist.uqcloud.net

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJwV88OgcCA

DiSalvo, A., Watson, L., Yu, Z., Worthy, P., Weigel, J., Viller, S., and Matthews, B. StoryLamp: Sentimentality is killing the world. Proc. of the 2016 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '16 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, 141–144.

Alyssa DiSalvo, Leila Watson, Zishan Yu, Peter Worthy, Jason Weigel, Stephen Viller, and Ben Matthews, University of Queensland
alyssa.disalvo@uq.net.au

ins04.gif Minimize's mini-closet display. LED lights over each item indicate how long ago the item was last worn, and how appropriate the item is for the current temperature (based on past wearing data).
ins05.gif The mini-closet's outer display, which confronts the user with neglected items.