Image 4. Camper van prototype.
These images by Audrey Desjardins, Léandre Bérubé LeBrun,
and Ron Wakkary (SFU, Vancouver) show a van that has been
converted to a camper van. In the first image, the temporally
mobile built artifact merges with and contrasts with the timeless, natural
snow-covered landscape, at once both cold and warm. Before and after
images show the van’s transformation from a cold metal container to a
warm wood-lined living space. With respect to interactivity, design images
play the roles of record of DI Y culture and illustration of the synthesis of
artisanal craft with technological affordance (of the modern vehicle design).