ADD-ON THE HUMAN BODY, EXTENDED
I had to design and create an ‘add-on’, an addition to the body, that enables a person to do something, that would be impossible without it. I thought about a human body or mind problem that I could maybe solve by my add-on body part. The thing a thought about was someone's state of mind or rest and stimulation of thinking. After some research I found out that closing your eyes calms your mind and relaxes your muscles and organs. Many refer to it as “quiet wakefulness”. When you rest your eyes, you essentially tell your body it's safe and can take a break and focusing on thinking.
I did research if something like this additional add-on body parts and was intrigued at some images that I found very interesting and took inspiration from. These images showed add on body parts around the head for protection, fashion or practical things for support of the head.
I thought about a sort of mood cap so that you can put a cap around you're head so you feel safe and you can stimulate your focus and thinking. I made this and tested it on myself and a few other people how practical it was and if it worked with focusing and thinking. This is all to see below together with the process I underwent to came to the end result.