ENCOUNTER is a personalised souvenir which transform intangible experiences of the Fringe Festival into solid memories through adjustable algorithmic patterns. Taking up the shape of an abstract trophy, each stack correlates to an event that visitors wishes to remember. Encounter is designed to establish quality connection between the user and their precious moment, an experience recorded in a unique manner.
Through the use of interactive screens which will be placed in various locations throughout Edinburgh, visitors will be able to design their own souvenir!
By utilising algorithmic modelling and visual scripting, various forms can be made through the adjustments of dimensions from data collected.
ENCOUNTER introduces a new making process, 3D printing, an emerging paradigm that allows the urban metabolism to be rendered sustainable. It does not only involve a different way of producing goods, but also contributes to the development of a green urban economy.
Coupled with magnets on the surfaces of each unique stack, visitors can channel their creativity by the different ways of stacking patterns.
The souvenir will be available in black and white colours. After the printing process is done, the souvenir will be shipped to their respective addresses.
The ever-growing depletion of the natural environment is not a new topic to be hearing today. Look at how many trees we chop off, amount of oil spill on the sea that cause many living creatures to suffer, air pollution that can’t be erased from the used-to-be bright blue sky. These are some of the harmful impacts we caused towards the natural environment that once used to be beautiful.
Through exploring traditional and new making from Hybrid materialities, scaffolding glitches and parametric design, I was able to come up with my own definition of what they stand for.
Traditional making can be referred as craftsmanship and manually working on a model. Its involves your physical abilities sometimes when making products as it needs strength and patience. This way of making things involves hand usage and specialisation.
New making on the other hand is a process of making products through the use of digitally forward mechanism. living at this age, this time, the process of making things becomes to simple that as a designer could save time on the model making process and iterate more towards the final output
A final output I want to share is this street sculpture that represents a topic that represents a big part of me as an Indonesian, Unity in Diversity
Indonesia is a Southeast Asian country made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. From that many islands, I focused more into the island of java, where people of many diversities is unified as one.
The shape of the object imitates the rough edges of our “Candi” which translates to Temple in english. While as the object in the middle is symbolic for Buddha, which promotes peacefulness. Altogether, it reflects to our country’s slogan, unity in diversity
I was inspired by this type of “candi” , only found in the island of Java. The interesting part of this Candi is that people from this area only believes in how humans would have 11 instead of 13 chances to live to reach the 7th sky, which is believed to be heaven. This culture is not known to a very big amount of audience. Indonesia is made up of many islands, not just Bali. That is the message I want to relay to viewers. Hence, to introduce my country Indonesia to many more audience, I wanted to use this as a symbol.
The buddha on the other hand, will be symbolic for the parametric object in the middle of my piece. All in all, the different walls will convey a deep meaning of different varieties of people from different culture and background, and the middle as a symbol of peacefulness and unity. This piece is a modern design which depicts an old value. Through the combination of using new and traditional making process, I hope viewers will see the significance of this piece.
BORROW is a Leasing device that promotes Community design. It Rethinks Ownership through supporting the old value of sharing and helps users to think of possessions not at an individual level but at a community level: share and borrow amongst networks you build. It is presented as a portable device that has a touch screen interface with an added voice recognition system.
This innovative idea cultivates well-being and human flourishing, where human to human interaction is encouraged. In addition, it could also promote sustainable living due to the decrease in the demand for buying new items if people share.
The body of this device follows the form of the interface itself to reduce space and the straps of this device will be able to be changed to match different tastes of people. the joint of the interface to the body will be through a magnet and the straps will be forced clipped into the body.
Its imperative that this product promotes sustainability as well as being high quality to last a product life. Hence, the material chosen for this product is lightweight stainless steel for the bottom part and recycled aluminosilicate from existing phone screens. The body will be made our of 3d printed ABSi plastic. this material has high tensile strength, high melting point, is an insulator, and relatively tough, but enough for BORROW. there are a wide range of choices for the straps designs. the prototype i’ve made is made from rubber, however, there will be options for patterns, it could be made from 3d printed abs plastic, with a metal texture finishing spray and also simple rubber straps.
Lastly, the interface will be available in black and white colours to provide more colour options for a wide range of users.
A video of this product works will be linked down below: