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My Design Adventures | 2010 and onwards

 

Go Dutch

Go Dutch

Most of us have experienced the hassle of splitting the bill after dining with a group of friends. It is often quite a challenge and time consuming for the waiter to split the the bill and work out customers’s order. “Go Dutch” is an ingenuity way to lessen confusion when splitting the bill. The design is providing tearing lines for the customer to divide it into parts; therefore, each member can easily have their own bill to pay for.

Lighting Creature

Lighting Creature

Surrealism expression in product design: the floor lamp that walks and lights.

Under The Tree

Under The Tree

In the city, we encounter strangers at the bus stop in our hustle and bustle life. While in the countryside, the big old banyan is where the neighborhoods get together, chattering and laughing with the others. Therefore, we bring the concept of "relaxing under the tree" into the bus stop design. By doing so, people live in the busy city can also enjoy the gratifying moment while waiting for the buses.

Turn

Turn

"Turn" is a green stationery that adds a little joy and convenience in assist of learning. Pen and paper are the most common and essential learning tools in the campus, yet people tend to abandon the pencil without hesitation when it’s too short to hold on steadily. By turning the wasted part to a wrench-shaped grip, the design provides an intuitive way for users to sharpen their pencil- with less effort and much more pleasure.

Save Energy, Save Me

Save Energy, Save Me

People always apply a piece of sheet lightly on the wind outlet to check if an air conditioner is on or not. By trimming the sheet into the shapes of endangered animals, such as a polar bear or a penguin, we can perceive their agony as they are struggling for life on the outlet. If we remember to turn off the air conditioner while leaving the room, the energy consumption can be reduced .It will cause less impact on the environment and, thus, millions of lives could be saved.

Wave

Wave

Wave” takes the advantage of its form and provides a solution to rolling vegetables. Based on the principles of universal design, “wave” is not only designed for specific users but equally for everyone. It is simple and intuitive to use, additional training or instructions are not needed. Over all, “Wave” is an accessible, adjustable, adaptable, attractive and affordable universal cutting board.

uStapler

uStapler

The axis of a staple limits the reachable area to its body length, and it is impossible for existing staples to go further into the papers, even the saddle stapled style is impossible for them. uStapler moves the axis to the side, so it can slide on the paper edge to reach wherever you want to have a staple on. uStapler makes the working area of a staple form limited to infinite; hence the users can have unlimited creation with a uStapler in hand.

Copy Cat

Copy Cat

There are lots of pirated disks in the market, such as music, films, software, and games. The question is: how much originality is left insides a burned disk. By showing the banned icon on its surface, “Copy Disk” reminds you to respect the original creation while duplicating the data.

Reduce Carbon, Ship Green.

Reduce Carbon, Ship Green.

The green house effect has developed into a serious problem in today’s society. The excess carbon consumption has resulted in making a bigger impact into the carbon footprint. “Reduce Carbon, Ship Green” is designed to be green shipping tapes by modifying the warming images printed on the boxes. These tapes are designed to be used on shipping cargos and cardboard boxes to remind people to reduce carbon emission and help lessen the effect of the green house effect.

Liberty

Liberty

Founded in 1875, Liberty is a long-established department store in Central London. Some descriptive words are as followed: historic, exquisite, luxurious, expensive, artistic, well-managed, tourist attraction, modern, non-commercial, intimate, classic, graceful, high ends, stylish, comfortable. To represent Liberty being a tourist attraction, the brand bible is designed to be a postcard box that contains 10 pieces of postcard withLiberty Prints mounted on.

Floating Aquarium

Floating Aquarium

Till this day the underwater life forms hold their mystique since they’re well-concealed by the ocean and the streams. The Floating Aquarium adopts the concept of swim goggles, forming a diaphragm banner between the water and the surface, in order to provide the visibility toward those fabulous submarine creatures. With the technique, kids can see right through the view-distorting waves without holding their breaths.

Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster

This cable winder design is inspired by the roller coaster. Cables tend to get twisted and tangled as they being placed randomly. And while cables disorderly sprawl on the floor, the form of the winding track of a roller coaster is composed naturally. The cable winder plays the role of a car that runs upon the track; at the same time it helps people to order the cables to a ring shape. With this cable winder, it not only assists people to collect those bothering cables, but also turns an annoyin

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