Through designing positive responses to this chore-related object, I hope to change our relationship with the chore and improve our quality of life at the same time. I believe that by integrating additional design elements that encourage closeness, such as an emotional attachment due to nostalgia or an emotional experience, I can improve our relationship with chores.
By creating a visible water stream, the Fountain Faucet aims to produce a visual and auditory experience provoking a relaxing and tranquil environment that enables reflection and meditation thus creating a positive response, much like the reactions we have when surrounded by a river, a fountain or the rain. The limited features of the faucet allow the user to be more mindful during the process and therefore reducing stress levels.
Objects relating to chores are typically designed to be functional and nothing else. Our association with chores is a “get the job done effectively and quickly” approach therefore the objects are designed with these needs in mind. What if we viewed chores differently?