Patrick Decker’s ‘Vage’ scale does away with numerals entirely, showing your actual weight as a comparison to your entered ideal weight. Instead of worrying about pounds or fractions thereof, ‘Vage’ asserts that you’re doing okay so long as you’re in the ‘Ideal’ range.
The ‘Vage’ scale is encased in plywood, which produces a slight rocking effect when stepped upon. Patrick Decker says that this consequence is intentional—to drive home the point that just like the weight range displayed on the scale, even the process of weighing yourself on ‘Vage’ is shaky and vague.
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