A hungry rabbit goes on an adventure for carrots when the rabbit hears a rocketship crash nearby. Upon approaching the rocketship, the hungry rabbits mistakes it as a giant carrot, leaping for a bite only to get zapped by it’s alien owner, sending the rabbit into a dream state.
Designed and prototyped a “makerspace” company that champions sustainable invention and making, empowering people to create in the makerspace. We were given a $10,000 budget and an empty space designated “The Surrey Makerspace”. We are to use this space as a prototype for the Makerspace company. SFU Surrey and its communities are the clients.
ANGLE VR is a Material in Design (IAT336) project by Interactive Arts and Technology students at Simon Fraser University. As the team lead, I worked closely with 3 other team members and actively participated in concept brainstorming. I was the webmaster, who created the ANGLE VR website, documented our process with photography and blog posts from beginning to end. The brand ANGLE VR was created by me and I was also in charge of the product design, which includes drafting, physical prototyping, and final model making.
ANGLE VR is a newly designed virtual reality device intended for young adults suffering from depression and anxiety. Majority of VR devices in the current market use dark tones for their main colour theme, whereas ANGLE VR features vibrant coloured fabric and an eye cushion that is customizable to increase the user’s comfort level. Plastic and Fabric were the given constraints for this project. Therefore, ANGLE VR is made of lightweight and cooling materials, acrylic and gel memory foam, which is durable enough for long duration everyday uses.
We have captured our design process in our ANGLE VR blog.
Knot symbollize connections, which is like how ZSSAC is uniting and tying everyone together. The logo resembles the character, 中, which stands for both China and Zhong Shan. Not to mention, only people who know Chinese, which would most likely be the people of Chinese, would recognize such resemblance.
The flowing design of the logo also symbolizes transitions (from Zhong Shan to Canada). No matter which “end” you came from, you would always pass through the knot, ZSSAC.
ZSSAC tries to support students who came to study in Canada from Zhong Shan, making new comers feel at home as much as possible. The Knot may seem to be symmetry at the first climes, but it is not. This symbolizes how ZSSAC bring the values and beliefs from home to Canada. At times, the feeling of Zhong Shan may be strong within the club yet one cannot deny the fact that we are now in Canada. And one would need to learn to adapt and adjust to new challenges and changes.
Colour chosen: Light Golden Brown & Charcoal
In order to achieve simplicity, only two colours were chosen: Light Golden Brown and Charcoal.
Light Golden Brown: Chrysanthemum is the flower of Zhong Shan and Zhong Shan is also famous for santalum album. Light gold brown, which symbolizes youth and fun, adds in livelihood to the logo.
Charcoal: Creating a contemporary feeling to fit the theme of the club, charcoal was chosen. Not to mention, it again emphasis simplicity.