Object-empathy

Rapid cultural change in many societies including Qatar can be an excellent step towards globalization and interconnecting with the world. However, the challenge is preserving the cultural components which is part of the 2030 national vision. The country is already working with some high-profile examples include the Origins of Doha project and the Qatar National Museum. Such projects can be forms of documentation that speak about our context.

This research can offer a new form of documentation using the tool of empathy and objects with personalities. It is been declared by leading designers such as Donald Norman, that “emotional design” or having an emotional connection with an object can help individuals in understanding the world. This research investigates that concept within the local context of Doha.