In this thesis I want to show my point of view on how I perceive objects. I did this by utilizing the alter ego of objects and their anthropomorphic properties. The term ‘alter ego’ is a stepping stone to look at objects in a different way and thereby finding a new way of designing. Finding the ‘other self’ in objects is a way to anthropomorphize an object in a more specific way. I researched how I could make others feel more connected to their environment by humanising their surroundings. I researched the alter ego of objects by giving them feelings, hopes and dreams. By showing the alter ego I hoped people will realise that they are not surrounded by dead objects, but with entities with personalities. I found that trying to put specific anthropomorphic elements into an object is unnecessary for what I want to achieve. Instead of forcing my own way of thinking onto other people, I created an atmosphere that encourages people to anthropomorphise objects for themselves. If the atmosphere of a house changes, all the objects in it are affected.
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