A Chinese industrial design master student settles in Eindhoven University of Technology. He loves travelling, photography as well as new technologies for consumers. He holds passion in designing for cross-cultural communication purpose with affordable technologies in the current society, for instance the mobility trend.
In his design, he loves to dig and try out those 'grey' areas where no or few people have had touched upon. This semester he explores the potentials of negative lighting, which sits in between fully lit and dark that brings values onto waiting time.
IN MEMORY OF
PROF.DR. KEES OVERBEEKE
For my master study, besides developing according to the educational system, I would like to realize my visions/identity into design. For instance I hold passion in the spread of smart mobile technology that can be used as a media to enhance interaction with daily objects, enriching life styles. This can be integrated with university project, or personal extra curriculums. Also, my cross-cultural background is always in idle and I would like to make use of it into design researches or real product development. Therefore my first choice of project for the coming semester is Cultural Intervention, meeting Ankara 2012 that I want to use this opportunity to do researches on how to bridge different cultures through spontaneous interaction, in which lighting can be a support. What I dream of cross-cultural communication in the future is that, there is no barrier between people, no matter in languages or cultural customs - people can really connect to each other deeply by heart.
Last three years is an important transition in my life, a large step to being abroad, experience, live and study. The one year exposure of industrial design in Tongji University is positive that I get to know the industry and some basic designing skills, but it is also negative in the sense that I have a mind-set of product design is industrial design. It took pretty a long time to get used to what industrial design means here, how western style of learning is and how Dutch people communicate with each other particularly. I am happy that I made it through successfully, and also involving more into the society here.
For my bachelor study, I graduate with an information system designed for festival and its visitors that are fun to leave hand-written notes on exhibits while the system in the background analysis and produces new social connections.
Here are links to previous showcases:
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