Connections – An Interactive Journey into Human Bonds

Exploring Friendships and Love Connections Inspired by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

About Connections
Connections is an interactive installation that draws inspiration from Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and the profound concept of design for human needs. Our focus? Exploring the intricate tapestry of human connections, from friendships to love. This captivating project found its home at the Cube Design Museum in Kerkrade, The Netherlands, back in 2015.

The Cube Design Museum presented us with a unique challenge—to create an interactive installation that delved into the core of human needs. We embarked on a fascinating journey centered on how humans forge friendships and love connections. Connections offers an engaging experience where two strangers can take a revealing test. The questions are carefully crafted, grounded in scientifically proven attraction points that humans share. The test yields a matching percentage, offering a glimpse into the potential connection between the players. Following the test, the two strangers participate in a game rooted in trust.

The installation then goes on to analyze whether the initial matching percentage has any bearing on the outcome of the trust-based game. In essence, can two individuals who are strangers build trust based on a mere percentage? The findings were illuminating—players with a lower matching percentage tended to trust each other less than those with a higher percentage.

Connections is a captivating exploration of the intricacies of human bonds. It challenges preconceived notions about trust, connections, and the fascinating dynamics that unfold when strangers come together. Join us on this thought-provoking journey into the heart of human relationships.

Roaring Stories / Concept / Coding  / Building / Aftermovie
Quincy Housen / Concept / Graphic design / Building