• Blobbin’ Bin

    This bin helps children pay attention to and encourage tidy rubbish habits. The interaction makes it fun to throw things away encouraging the behaviour. The form of the bin is cute, and cute forms help subconsciously increase human attention and awareness. This phenomenon is called the kawaii effect and likely evolved as a way of ensuring the safety of our young.
    This project comes from the Design Psychology paper I teach at Victoria University.
    By Emma Fawcett, Meg Brodie, Simeon Wilson, Andrew Todd