Loo Jia Yu

Class of 2015

Final Year Project(s)

Harvest of a Keen Eye at NTU ADM Portfolio

Print | Illustration | Book design

Harvest of a Keen Eye is an initiative targeted at improving visual perception in preschool children. With vision as our primary sense of learning, the ability to discern visually plays a crucial role in education and early childhood development. To maximise the potential of visual experience, it requires adequate practice of retrieving and interpreting visual information all around us. Thus, a series of interactive storytelling fused with stimulating visual activities are introduced in this project to cultivate interest in visual perceptual learning, bringing meaning to the technical aspects of vision training.

Deliverables: Interactive Picture Book, Explanation Booklet, Interactive Poster


Interactive Picture Book:

– Visual Discrimination Exercise –
Storyline: “There in the forest of trees and flowers, a spider was born.”

– Visual Closure Exercise-
Storyline: He made friends, friends who were like him and… friends who were not like him.”

– Visual Motor Integration Exercise –
Storyline: “He stood in awe of the new found beauty, but it turns out to be something not quite right!”

– Spatial Relations Exercise –
Storyline: As soon as the sun is up, the spider was ready to go. Keep your hopes high, the rays beamed brightly at him.”

Explanation Booklet:

Concept of hope: “Hope has the power to bring life beyond its existing state…everything is temporary if we stay permanent in hope…”

Definitions: Figure-ground discrimination, Visual Motor-Integration and Visual closure

Explanations and answers: Spreads 12 to 15

Character Design:

3-D rendering of the spider character

Genus: Matarus Volans (Peacock spider)

Exhibition Display/ Interactive Poster:

Displaying Interactive Poster with visual perceptual skills, Interactive Picture BookExplanation Booklet, Illustration Portfolio and the spider character

Selected Coursework(s)

Knotting Destiny at NTU ADM Portfolio

Knotting Destiny (2014)

Knotting destiny is a project based on the symbol of the endless knot. The core of its meaning lies in the Tibetan concept of tendrel — everything in existence are connected by “dependence and conditionality”. All occurrences and experience are determined by karma, the causes and conditions from past affecting the present and future. The cyclic nature of birth, death and rebirth gives our spirit its timelessness nature, which expands to a huge network of possibilities as illustrated by the symbol of the endless knot. As we widen our perception, symbols are used to create meaningful connections between contrastingly separate ideas which would otherwise be empty of its own existence. Ch’i (or qì) is the essence and “flow of spirit” required for interactions between independent matter. The endless knot symbolising these worldly relations and appearances, is a manifestation ofch’i, obtaining equilibrium as the forces flows and distribute through the vessels. Ideas about interconnectivity are reflected in Chinese macramé, where the tying of a knot refers to the binding destiny in luck and spirit.

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