Senior Thesis Project | Puzzle Book
Despite growing popularity, puzzles today lack the ability to maintain consumer interest after the solution has been discovered. Most puzzles are either cheap and simple or expensive and intricate with the former being mass produced and the latter being extremely limited.
The status quo is no longer acceptable.
Traits of a Puzzle
Over the course of human evolution, our brain has been hardwired to solve any and all problems it encounters. Puzzles are a way for us to exercise this problem solving area; we actually enjoy creating problems for ourselves!
Codex Silenda is a five page book that features five intricate puzzles. The user must solve each page’s puzzle to unlock it and access the next one. Constructed completely from lasercut wood, this puzzle book also features a short story of an apprentice in Da Vinci’s Workshop. The Codex acts as a trap and as a test to see whether or not the apprentice is worthy of Da Vinci’s tutelage; can you help him escape the Codex and discover it’s secrets within?