The 'Dead Man Zone' is a philosophical outlook on functionality in furniture. The aim more importantly, is to change perceptions through design. Why Dead Man Zone you ask? The term derives from that moment in time where a space shuttle is in its last ten seconds before landing, and if they encounter any complications they can not abort due to the speed the shell is travelling at. I feel like this resembles the interactive process of my product. The way each individual perceives this chair will be entirely different. For some it may be a little tall, others short. Some may be to heavy, causing it to flex and bottom out on the inverted ‘U’ and some may not want to commit with there whole weight. Psychologically I’ve wanted to challenge people. Design is
becoming too predictable and here is a step in the right direction. A seat that is too small will be one of the talking point, or even the way the upright quivers when touched, making it seemingly look unsafe.