Whenever you’re designing a multimedia project and struggling for ideas it is important that you have some great inspiration to work with. There is nothing like the inspiration provided when a simple idea which has been executed extremely well; Fifty People One Question is a project which will provide you with that much needed inspiration.
As the name suggests Fifty People One question is a project where fifty people are asked just one question and their responses are recorded. What kind of questions? Well anything from ‘What do you wish would happen before the end of the day?’ to ‘What’s your Secret?’. And the fantastic thing is the project is extremely effective in eliciting responses. By asking just one very open-ended question to fifty people, the interviewers were able to get an incredibly wide variety of responses.
Benjamin Reece of Deltree and Nathan Heleine of Crush + Lovely, are the guys behind the project, which has even won a Webby award for its editing. There is also a website where people can post their answers to the same questions online.
At the time I am writing this there are five different videos, and I want to share them with you now. Please use the videos as inspiration when you’re struggling to come up with an idea for your next project; sometimes the best ideas are really simple.
Where Would You Wish To Wake Up Tomorrow? London, UK
Before The End Of The Day, What Would You Wish To Happen? New York, NY
Where Would You Wish To Wake Up Tomorrow? Brooklyn, NY
Before The End Of The Day, What Would You Wish To Happen? New Orleans, LA
PostSecret: What’s Your Secret?
If you want to find out more about the project, just head to fiftypeopleonequestion.com.
So in the spirit of the project….. What do you want to achieve in the next year?