This week, consider your ideal version of a thing or experience — something made just for you.
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Have you ever loved something so much, or experienced something so perfect, that you’ve felt it was designed just for you?
Consider the design of everyday things that are meant to make an aspect of your life easier or better. Think of items you use and interact with regularly: your computer, your smartphone, your car, your wheelchair, your running shoes, your power drill, your coffee maker . . .
What do you love about that item? What would make it better?
Or consider experiences, like a concert or show where you felt the performers were addressing you directly, a birthday gift that really hit the mark, a 10-week course on a new hobby, a subway in a city you love . . .
What do you appreciate about this experience? What would you change?
For this challenge, tell us about a thing or experience that you feel is designed for you, or describe your ideal version of it. You can respond in any format. For example, sketch a comic or write flash fiction that recounts a time you’ve used a well-designed product; pen an open “thank you” letter to a company that understands your needs; or write a haiku expressing the beauty of a seamless experience.
We look forward to your many interpretations of this challenge!