What an unusual project! This is a set of props designed and created for a new Hamster-themed Youtube channel that focuses on educational contents for kids. We started with creating a story in order to identify what are the various stages that need to be created, then off to the design and crafting process. We hope to bring both inspiration for innovation, and entertainment to our little audiences, and please do click on the video at the end to watch the hamster in action!
The Incredible Edibles
The Incredible Edibles is a set of toys designed in respond to the phenomenon of children becoming more distant to the knowledge of food and its origin. The toys are to be assembled from the form in typical industrialized food packaging back to its natural state as a living plant. This hopes to help children understand the origin of the food as well as building a foundation perspective of viewing them as living things.
The Bus Valet
The Bus Valet is a bus-calling device designed for the visually impaired and users with limited mobility. Users can press for the bus he or she wished to board and the bus sign will light up accordingly. As the bus approaches the stop, the driver can know if there are passengers who wish to board his bus and will stop. Passengers can therefore relax while they wait instead of having to wait nervously afraid that they will miss hailing the bus in time. Visually impaired passengers can also select the bus that he or she wishes to board using the braille, therefore giving them the independence of mobility.
Affinity is handle bar designed for urban mass rapid transit train cabins. The handle bar has standard inlet for headphones. Passengers can plug in to listen to the same music, with interactions happening between them from reactions listening to the same rhythm. Affinity aims to soften the tension between urban dwellers and create a light-hearted atmosphere in crowded cabins. It also hopes to attract passengers to the middle of the cabin to disperse the crowd from the exit areas.
Control Panel for Refrigerator with Water and Ice Dispenser
Control panel designed for side-by-side refrigerator with special consideration for easy-cleaning and removal for the bottom tray.
Design Explorations for Refrigerator Door Handles
Propose multiple designs for improvements in design distinction and brand recognition.
Design Development for Refrigerator
Create proposals that address current practical and future extensive needs, as well as systematic proposals for internal storage mechanism to improve flexibility in usage, lower cost and improve the efficiency in part-sharing and management.
Commercial Washing Machine
Aesthetic that presents confidence, solid internal structure for toughness as well as ergonomic and easy-to-clean payment physical interface.
A chair designed for "waiting", the Mood Swing references the scenario of waiting for play mates to arrive while rocking gently on the swing. The same mechanism is built into the chair, allowing the user to rock gently and intuitively while thinking being patient.