As I gathered insights and research over winter another scope started to emerge. A few friends that I spoke explained that they are only in a social environment once a week at most. They thought the basic idea would be better for an individual. From this I decided to gather some insights and see where it took me. An interesting idea was what happens when someone comes home from a day at work. Could the RFID Tags be embedded into everyday objects that would trigger a certain playlist when they came home? One example of this came from a friend who hangs a jacket up when they arrive home. Placing the RFID Tag into the coat and the reader into the coat hook would allow a certain playlist to start when the jacket it hung up. The main idea I saw from this would be assigning certain playlist styles to certain objects. The coat could trigger relaxing music which is played after a hard day. A set of keys could mean the user is heading out afterwards so a more upbeat playlist is started while they get ready.
I planned to interview more people to gain a better insight to the rituals they have when they come home but I have decided to put this angle on the shelf for now. I may return to it after I finish my Degree. While it has some great interactions, it removes the whole social aspect of my project which is the main area I want to study. This idea could become an offshoot from the final idea, perhaps a feature that is employed when there is no social environment.