Tape of Honor transforms disposable pieces of tape into stickers that has value and recognition by placing medals on stickers. Taking a cue from the collectables world, Tape of Honor is a blind assortment package of pre-cut medals, with 12 different designs of varying rareness, and therefore creating "value."
“If you could acknowledge accomplishment or valor, or simply give someone a thumbs-up in a way that was frictionless and social, what might you reward?"
The product started from re-imagining a piece of tape in terms of it's intended purpose and function, its qualities and properties of material, how people uses it, and re-creating the value.
Packaged medals were placed in retail environments to see and understand the product in a real world and how they would be perceived in context.
It was the interaction through the product that was designed, with students presenting—and applying—stickers on disparate occasions: A nicely-built prototype by another colleague; a well-taught class by a faculty member; a “thank you note” for participating in a group project.