Desperate Housewares exposes the little-known lives of objects teetering on the edge of being discarded. Suspended in a curbside purgatory, will they get a second chance? Will someone respond to their urgent cries for a new home? FREE. BARELY USED. BROKEN.
Desperate Housewares : an emotional internet of things.
This mobile app is a space for users to share photos of things found on the street and attach auto-generated stories to them. The app not only helps those who are looking for free things on the street but invites users to engage in a creative space that brings those objects to life.
The "auto-generated" stories used to populate this app are a mashup of Craigslist Missed Connections. The native mobile app was designed using Phonegap / Cordova and is currently in Alpha.
The "Best Use of Technology" prize at the World Science Festival Hackathon 2013 was awarded to Desperate Housewares collaborators Sheiva Rezvani and Jacki Steiner.