2020 has been a weird year for everyone. At MHCI+D, cohort 8 started our year remotely, so it was fitting that our Immersion Studio brief was centered around designing for the home. But rather than researching ways to make our homes more hospitable to ourselves, we were challenged to look at the home from a posthuman perspective.
My team, the aptly named Homebodies, chose to investigate how we can create a more hospitable environment for the microbes living in our homes. Inspired by the cleaning frenzy that the pandemic had kicked off, we wanted to investigate how the microbes in our home co-exist and impact our lives.