Ma Famille - narrative approaches in play
Ma famille is a hat design project for role play. It is a group of characters, they create a small family. There are 5 hats in total, and they were designed as creatures who has different personalities. Ma famille was designed for a more open and abstract way of expressing character and moods. There is no fixed meaning and stories for any of them. You might not recognize anything familiar from them at first, you have to search, touch and wear them to find out what they are for you. There were lots of inspiration came from children. There are several workshops carried out through the process, and had big influence on the design decision later. Ma famille was designed for the interaction between children and adults, for play and also for balancing power between adult and kids. The main focus of this project is about identity construction and non-linear story telling. The material, colour and tactility was chosen and designed as a whole experience.