Push My Buttons!

“Are push buttons relevant?”

Despite becoming increasingly digitized, the world we live in still stands as an analog one where day-to-day occurrences are experienced primarily through our five senses.

As such, this project is an explorative study on the tactile qualities of buttons along with is anthropomorphic body counterparts. This resulted in creating push buttons in its simplest forms and tactility for people to interact with, where the majority felt that physical buttons are more satisfying to press than virtual ones.

Smove

Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) have been a great form of green transport in the recent years. Accidents are however on the rise due to the lack of safety features present in these devices. This project aims to create a safer mobility device for the world in 2040, addressing the aspect of safety. smove is a Personal Mobility Device that provides users a safe and smooth riding experience through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and design innovation.

Social spaces on wheels

For this final year project, I want to focus on the human interaction with mobile spaces, and its integration with smart technologies. It is an investigation into the human behaviour on board mobile spaces, and how we can utilise these spaces in different ways. Each of us has a preferred way to travel, and this has resulted in varying types of transportations. However, this is not efficient as it will bring about issues such as physical problems such as congestions and psychological problems such as stress.

Through this FYP, I hope to reinvent the way people think about cars. With the revolutionary autonomous driving technology, as well as deep learning technology, I hope to create a new environment, a new space for people to travel, one that is adaptive to the people’s needs, allowing them to maximise the use of their time while travelling.

In Time

Due to globalisation, people are constantly moving and relocating, leaving their hometown for new places.

Like the nomads of the past, the modern-day travellers share similar transnational journeys. However, the experiences are shorter lived, and the memories accumulated less vivid.

Inspired from the transnational movement of people from past and the present, the project aims to reinterpret the process of recording and documenting life experiences through the exploration of memory impressions and materiality.

“In Time”, is a collection of conceptual pieces that revisits the traditional trunk as a memory container, which grows with you in time.

Beyond the Tiger Cage

Racial tension between the ethnic Chinese and Indonesians has been prevalent in Indonesia, yet a topic not often touched upon for its controversy and fragility. Hoping to highlight this issue, Beyond the Tiger Cage is a social commentary inspired by the walls in Indonesia: social segregation and its physical manifestation—the gates called the ‘tiger cage’. The tiger cages are cage-like gates constructed often over the front terrace of Chinese shophouses, which rose in trend in 1998 when racial attacks were at peak. Though the tiger cage dotted around the city are a reminder of the times of chaos and insecurity, they are more commonly viewed as a norm in the urbanscape. The project aims to overturn the negative connotations of walls by deconstructing a symbol of isolation and reconstructing them into a communal bench—a product usually associated with congregation and interaction.

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