Emily Hollingsworth

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Routine Makers, Routine Breakers

Routine Makers, Routine Breakers is an exploration into the patterns of everyday life. It looks at the actions and conditions that make up the habits and routines we all fall into, and at the relationships between the objects and users involved.

I have been investigating the idea that having a ‘buddy’ can increase success rates in breaking or changing a habit, and considering how existing methods of change can be applied to design and the re-appropriation of objects. A ‘buddy’ can be more than just another person. It can be an artefact which mediates between two people, or an object in its own right. These devices influence their surroundings, and become part of a system designed to shape and change a person’s habitual routines.