SEASONWARE

Overview: 

This is an experience design project that aims to encourage mindfulness and healthy eating. Through design fieldwork, I observed that people intentionally created ritual-like ceremonies to elevate their day-to-day dining experiences. To reflect this, I made Seasonware, a stackable set of wood serving dishes that offer an unpacking ceremony as one receives and arranges the dishes. The design of different layers is inspired by the colors, patterns, and produce in different seasons. 

Methods: 

  • Contextual inquiry

  • Semi-structured interview 

  • Participant observation

  • Storyboarding

  • 2D/3D fabrication 

Exhibitions:

  • Dwell Design Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2012)

  • Student Gallery, Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, CA, USA (2012)

© 2020 Szu-Yu (Cyn) Liu