Uncomfortably Full is an interactive design project that aims to encourage people to reflect on uncomfortable questions that can arise during social gatherings. The project features both online and offline components that invite visitors to engage with it in physical and digital spaces.
The online component is a collection of uncomfortable questions that visitors can explore and contribute to. Users can vote on which questions make them the most uncomfortable, and weekly rankings of the most uncomfortable questions are displayed on the website. Users can also participate in a real-time conversation that simulates uncomfortable circumstances that often arise at the dining table.
The offline component includes a poster series and a set of menus that spark playful conversation and reflection between diners. Each visitor is given three voting stickers to use on posters featuring uncomfortable questions from the website. The main menu features uncomfortable questions collected from the website, while the beverage menu offers prompts to respond to the main menu. Diners are encouraged to navigate through a conversation following the instructions on the menus and experience what it’s like to have uncomfortable conversations at the table.
Uncomfortably Full fosters empathy and sensitivity in social settings by encouraging individuals to reflect on their conversational habits and explore more inclusive and enjoyable ways to engage in conversation. The project aims to help visitors gain a deeper understanding of the conversations that matter and the impact of uncomfortable questions while having fun and sharing a laugh.