Guiltless Excuses is a mobile application that pragmatically deals with people’s inner guilt and helps them to maintain a balance between the personal and the public self. It is an experimental effort in creating a social utopia as a way to re-examine human nature and a social phenomenon.
The project introduces the idea of ‘Excuse Management’ which turns the ordinarily undercover human behavior of making excuses into a serious consideration, and quantifies social status with a variable called “’Excuse Credit’ which is a person’s popularity in a community. Each user will have an Excuse Credit value for each community they are in. The community members can decide the value of an event which will be used as the amount for Excuse Credit reduction if the user decides to miss the event. This is to provide a more precise view of the social cost of missing an event. The user will also be able to set up her expected public perception – which is, to be popular, sociable, or merely a member.
It is an attempt to create a seemingly utopian social network application which actually creates new kinds of pressure.
iOS Mock-up Programming: Jaen Saul
Voice-Over: Catherine Lucie, Kirra Young, Victoria Tyrrell