In class, Pedro showed us a triangular graph that consists of tech, design, and critic. For our first homework, we were asked to build a critical object that has both the critical and design element on it. Adi and I listed down topics we have in mind, some of these were capitalism, addiction over smartphone, online shopping waste creation, and household food waste. At the end of the day, we decided to dealt with the online shopping topic since it is relatable to both of us.
The evolution of online shopping has increase drastically over the past decade. It’s easier than ever to shop a wide variety of goods, from clothing, electronics, to daily consumables. However, all these comes with a consequence. The creation of excess waste through packaging, especially cardboards.
It is an easy-to-find material even in ITP floor. We find different sizes of cardboards and stacked them inside one another, similar to Russian doll method, pointing out how frequent online shopping happens in our life. Inside the smallest box is button with “order more boxes” label , implying the cycle that is never ending.