Anti-scrolling Shop explores speculative and whimsical designs to tackle infinite smartphone scrolling addiction. It aims to challenge the prevalent norm of smartphone usage (infinite scrolling) in a humorous way. This collection of tangible products is designed to be absurd and ironic in that much effort is devoted to creating the most straightforward ways to stop endless scrolling. By inviting the audience to interact with the products, the goal is to spark a reflection on their relatable daily behavior and trigger conversations about the role smart technology plays in our lives.
The problem of infinite scrolling addiction stems from the way social media platforms and smartphone applications are designed to maximize user engagement. These platforms employ various irresponsible behavioral designs such as endless content feeds, personalized recommendations, and notifications to keep users hooked. As a result, people often find themselves trapped in an endless cycle of scrolling, leading to adverse effects on mental health, productivity, and social interactions.
The initial purposes of social media platforms were centered around creating spaces for communication, connection, and content sharing among users. These platforms aimed to facilitate interactions between people, foster relationships, and enable the exchange of ideas and information. However, the major social media platforms, like Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok, have become primarily driven by advertising revenue, and as a result, they are designed to maximize user engagement and content consumption. This business model leads to the commodification of users’ personal information, creative output, and even social connections.
The Anti-Scrolling Shop addresses this issue by offering a collection of speculative and whimsical products that challenge the norm of smartphone usage and directly target the addictive aspects of infinite scrolling. The products serve as tangible reminders of the potential consequences of excessive scrolling and provide alternative, often humorous, solutions to break the addiction.
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