I came across this very funny TED talk about a woman who used analytics to find her ideal partner. As I watched, I realized she was basically using the Decoded Model to find a man- which is awesome. The personal application of the Decoded model was an ongoing discussion between the authors as we wrote the book. I kept joking that I wanted to write a follow up applying the same model to our personal lives, and now, watching Amy’s story I think the idea has some real merit!
I sat down with an anthropologist who led me through questions and cues related to intimacy and afterwards, I was asked to design a product, that may be interpreted by a product designer and 3D printed. Though the model for this isn’t concrete yet, it’s a really interesting idea in that they want to create a space to articulate intimacy needs and facilitate bespoke manufacturing so that people can design the objects that will help them fulfill their desires.