by. Lian Wu
Portfolio. Interaction Design
RE TA L I ATORY STAYI NG UP L ATE
G O-CR AFT
MIST JO U R NEY
LIFE CU BE
Rise people’s awareness of the bad effects of retaliatory staying up late
An app combining rural tourism and handicrafts DIY
Designed for children with Selective Mutism
Arouse people’s thinking of the influence of reversal news
Enable people to understand death, so as to better understand life.
01 RETALIATORY STAYING UP LATE 2019.05 - 2019.09
More and more young people, in order to make up for the hardships and discomfort of the day, over compensate themselves by staying up late, which is called retaliatory staying up late. In fact, it eventually revenge on themselves. This project makes people reflect on the harm of this epidemic behavior to our bodies, by showing the vicious process.
Color Scheme #
BACKGROUND TYPES of staying up late
Retaliatory Staying Up Late An over-compensatory behavior that stays up late to compensate for the unmet need for time control during the day, knowing the dangers of staying up late and doing nothing important at night.
More Than people Feel That They DO NOT Have Enough Sleep
Helplessly Staying Up Late
According to the Sleep Index of Chinese Young People after 1990 in 2018 published by the Chinese Medical Association :
Post-90s was 7.5
Play with the smartphone
SLEEP STATUS of young people
Average SLEEP TIME of
Habitual Staying Up Late 33%
A long-term habit of staying up late because of procrastination or lack of self-control
Surf the Internet
In order to finish the work in time, we can only schedule the work late at night and have to accept staying up late.
of them ONLY could keep early sleep and early rise.
after staying up late Short term memory and learning ability decline
Impaired vision cause myopia
COGNITION of sleep in different age groups
Most people stay up late for entertainment
Increased obesity, more likely to have high blood pressure
2 /BEIJING More Serious In Developed
Endocrine system disorder, immune system capacity decline
Follow a fixed bedtime
1 /GUANGDONG Few young people could keep going to bed on time People have weak consciousness of the bad habit of staying up late
With the rapid economic development and high consumption level in developed areas, the relative pressure Feeling guilty about staying up late
of young people is greater, and they have a higher tendency to retaliatorily stay up late at night.
Increased risk of heart disease and cancer
SOLUTION ANALYSIS LIU
Staying up late for two years in retaliation. As long as you haven't slept, you haven't left on the weekend.
Hign school Student Operability
Finally I have my own time. If I don’t stay up late , it’s like I owe myself
The later you go to bed , the longer you stay on the weekend
" Even if I am tired, I feel my mind is relaxed. I need to do something in the precious night time "
" I can't help staying up at night," he said.
Vibroacoustic Therapy ( VAT ) Physiological Eﬀects
ZHOU Newcomer in Workplace I’m so busy at work during the day that I only have time to play games in the evening During the day, he was ﬁlled with heavy work arrangements . At night, he managed to escape the tension, and lay down in bed to relax his tired body and mind.
" University schoolwork is particularly heavy, and most students play until late at night before falling asleep "
Behavior Modeling Physiological Eﬀects
Once , during the night , I suddenly felt dizzy and heart pain and was sent to the emergency department
He spends his days in various social occasions and is tired of maintaining relationships.
Everyone has fallen asleep at night and nobody disturbs me. I don’t have to worry about Wechat messages , so I can do what I like
Cognitive Adjustment Physiological Eﬀects
I write the code of the three stages of the image formation and changes with p5.js
BUTTON MAKING The inspiration for the button comes from the vent ball I chose soft and elastic silicone as the material
Prepare the material
After many trials, I tested different hardness and shape of the button Choose the most suitable hardness of silicone and hand size shape
Weight the silicone
Pour into the mold
Add curing agent
Select the appropriate sample
Pinch the silicone button
Swirls emerge one by one
Control particle cluster walking between swirls
Swirls that inhale particles begin to change
Evolving into damaged organs
Finally the organs explodes
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jXOzG4NAxo&feature=youtu.be
02 GO-CRAFT 2018.07 - 2018.10
Go-CRAFT, a travel app combining rural tourism and handicrafts DIY, aims to create a new and efficient cultural experience, and provides a possibility to solve the problem of regional regeneration and achieve rural economic recovery in China's large number of backward villages.
Color Scheme #
BACKGROUND Location Xinqiao Village is located in the northwest of Xindu City which covers an area of 2.0 square kilometers. There are 1360 households, 3008 people. It is about 26 kilometers away from the central city of Chengdu, located on the north axis of Chengdu urb-an development and 30 minutes away from Chengdu East Railway Passenger Transport Station and Shuangliu International Airport.
FOOD AND LIFE
A complex residential mode integrating production, life and landscape
The concept of â€œthe union of heaven and human â€?lead the surrounding environment into a relatively closed environment
Spicy food is well-known at this area. Tourists from all over the country come to feel the laid-back lifestyle of the local people
Rich performance culture, including distinctive face -changing, sugar blowing, Sichuan opera...
Characteristic folk crafts, including bamboo knitting, paper-cutting, colored pottery, sculpture...
Sichuan plain endowed by nature create unique conditions for charming scenic spots such as Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong...
RESEARCH People’s Desire
The Number of Elderly People over 60 Per Household
In order to explore the real living conditions of the local residents, their suggestions on the current environment & facilities and their outlook for future life, in July, 2018, I conducted a questionnaire survey and an interview with local people. A total of 147 valid questionnaires were collected.
Occupational Composition Retiree Self-employed Unemployed Work in city Land and housing rent collection Land planting Student
Annual Household Income 23%
＜10k 10-30k 30-50k
Evaluation of Life Satisfaction
Total Population Change
Traditional west Sichuan style
3100 3050 3000
There are many low-income families in the village, facing the situation of population loss, lefting behind elderly people
2950 2900 2850
Public service facilities
City Life Modernization
There are no good schools in the village. In order to get better educational resources, we have to go to school in other places.
Local employment opportunitie are extremely limited, so we have to go to the city to work. We go home once a year.
• How long do you spend in the village in a year?
Ming , 25 Workman
Suri , 16 Student
Intelligent living community
• How do you feel about living here?
Many of the young people leave the village, leaving behind the old people. Sometimes I feel lonely when children are not around.
• Are you satisfied with your present living conditions?
I am a craftsman, the village used to be very famous for its local crafts. But fewer people are inheriting it now...
Guo , 65 Farmer
• Where do you think villages need improvement?
We have harmonious neighbourhood, but the ` environment is poor. Manyhouses are very old and dilapidated. Everyone plans to move to the city. Huan , 48 Housewife
Variety Hua , 71 Craftsman
Although we live in the city, I still hope my children understand the traditional culture of our homeland. Now some of the skills are disappearing... Han , 48 Businessman
Children's education Reeducation
Architectural Renovation VILLAGER
Land use update
WESTERN SICHUAN CHARACTERISTIC RESIDENCE
Adopt traditional western Sichuan architectural style. Most of the residential buildings have wooden bucket structure, slopingtop, thin eaves to adapt to the hot and humid climate. The buildings are open and transparent, light and comfortable. The white wall makes up for the lack of daylighting in Western Sichuan. Obtain raw materials locally, including wood, lime, green tiles. The design is material -based, which is economical and in harmony with the environment.
Looking forward to more population return
Looking for good quality travel experience
Hope to have a good career development
Hope the village has a better development
Hope to enhance popularity
Culture inherit Imformation
VILLAGE CULTURAL TRAVEL APP
Introduction of cultural products
Strengths Superior location conditions
“Garden town” planning proposed by government
Strong interest of young people in traditional culture
Rich traditional culture and craft skills
The popularity of rural tourism in the city
is a kind of folk art that uses scissors or carving knives to cut
is a kind of handicraft by cutting bamboo into strips to weave various
Facilities Sense of Belonging
Operator Job Opportunities
appliances and crafts, which has both practical value and profound historical implications
New Year ’s painting
y lic rt Po ppo Su
are one of Chinese folk arts, which is used for posting and
decorating during the New Year, which contains the meaning of Good Luck
po Job rtu ni tie
patterns on paper to decorate life, which symbolizes auspiciousness and happiness
b Jo uni t or p p
Development & prosperity
Population flows back
Serious aging and lack of labor
Craft workshops rise
Lack of systematic and
in the city
Village employment is not
Weak connection with city tourists
attractive to young people
is a traditional process to creat pattern on the fabric. Tie-dyed cloth is widely
used to make pillow towels, tablecloths and other products
is painted with natural mineral pigments on polished pottery and
then ﬁred in kiln, showing beautiful patterns to achieve decorative and beautifying eﬀect
Proﬁle Photo User Information
Affordable price Multiple functions Systematic management
Yes Order Acceptance
Make an Appointment
Speciﬁc Need Communication
Yes Information Check
Contact Local Businesses
Publish or Not?
Material Conﬁrmation & Procurement
Combining the advantages of both online and offline cultural experience to rebuild a new experience mode
Time saving Manpower saving
Rich sense of experience
Location Interest Tag
Satisﬁed or Not?
Contextual Inquiry Craft Tutorial
Pottery DIY in handicraft workshops in big malls is a popular weekend leisure activity among young people. Crafting can release pressure, which is also a good oppotunity to train children’s hands-on skills. It is welcome because it is both educational and interesting.
Completion degree Aesthetics Creativity
New Year’s painting
Tie-dyeing Subsequent Work
Recent years, more and more people choose to take a suburb travel on weekends. People tend to get close to the birthplace of culture to experience the local tradition and nature, which is totally different from the big cities.
Acquired Skill Points
Join Interest Group ? Community
Yes No Coupon
RURAL DESIGN Group Form
Firing area Farmland
Carnival area Exhibiton
NEW YEARâ€™S PAINTING
RESIDENTIAL MODE UPDATE Because of the terrain restriction, the buildings are scattered. Enclosing different cultural spaces to form courtyards for communication Buildings are located around public spaces such as tourist service centers and have pedestrian walkways Several buildings are grouped together and connected to the main road through secondary roads.
PUBLIC SPACE PLANNING
CHINESE PAPER -CUTTING PUBLIC SPACE SHARED BY COMMUNITIES
GROUP ENTRANCE PUBLIC SPACE
PUBLIC SPACE PER HOUSEHOLD
GREEN SPACE ENCLOSED BY COURTYARD
CUSTOMER JOURNEY MAP
As the weekend approached, I began to prepare for the weekend trip.
We made a lot of friends who love traditional crafts.
I take a second chance to redo it.
A friend recommended a village where people could take part in handicraft making.
Visited other people's excellent works
After completion, I upload to my homepage
We made an appointment on mobile phone.
The store prepared the materials for us according to the order.
And received a lot of likes from others
The store contacted me to confirm our order.
I finished my first painted pottery work.
I exchanged my points for the coupons I could use next time.
We arrived at Xinqiao Village by navigation.
The store helped complete the follow-up work.
And joined Interest Groups
After the store confirmed the information, our cultural journey began.
My friend paid for her work.
I spent a wonderful and meaningful weekend.
03 VOKA 2018.11 - 2019.3
VOKA is an therapeutic interactive toy designed for children with Selective Mutism to help relieving speaking anxiety and assisting in different stages of the treatment combined with the form of games. Also, it provides data information to auxiliary therapists to help them conduct the treatment in a more effective way.
Color Scheme #
BACKGROUND About selective mutism
Seen 2:1 in famales
0.3 - 2%
Approximately 40% of children with SM have subtle language abnormalities
Is she shy? Why didn't she talk? Why didn't she talk?
Why didn't she talk?
Our biological predisposition or genetic make up
Why didn't she talk?
SM children often have...
Selective Mutism is an anxiety
disorder where children donâ€™t speak in certain situations, such as school, even when they can speak in other situations, such as at home with close family members
One in 140 children suffers from selective mutism
Confident children with selective mutism can use gestures to communicate
Age of onset around 3 or when a child enters school, but mean age of diagnosis is 6
More severely affected children tend to avoid any form of communication â€“ spoken, written or gestured
SM does NOT tend to remit on its own
Anyone ( parent, teacher, peer, stranger...) prompting the child to engage verbally or behaviorally
Uncomfortable being introduced to people Being teased or criticized Being the center of attention Bringing attention to himself/herself Perfectionist (afraid to make a mistake)
Symptoms Abnormal Appearance
Frozen-looking, blank, expressionless face Stiff, awkward body language Lack of eye contact
I really wanted to be like a normal person, but whenever I was in that scene, I felt like my mouth was sealed with glue, and no word in my brain was complete.
Treatments found effective for SM
I interviewed some people who are closely related to SM children to talk about their observations and suggestions
A reinforcement menu (what types of REWARDS the child wants to earn and for what behaviors) is ﬁrst developed in collaboration with the child
Communicate by POINTING, GESTURING , NODDING ( use games, toys, and ageappropriate projects)
GRADUALLY INCREASING the number of people and places in which speech is rewarded
3 Contingency management
In the Japanese movie “East wind blows across the campus”, a girl with selective mutism speaks normally at home but she can't speak at school, even can't eat normally, and is excluded by her classmates.
A 17-year-old boy killed his girlfriend because of lovelorn. It is reported that he suffered from selective mutism at an early age. The shadow of his childhood made him irritable and extreme in dealing with problems.
Young children who go abroad to school often suffer from selective mutism due to environmental changes. Many children were eventually forced to drop out of school and return home because of academic delays.
We can see from the news that children with SM can easily develop into social isolation and withdrawal in the future, with Poor self-esteem and self-confidence. They often have poor academic performance. More seriously, it maycauses crime or possible suicide.
SM Children are usually utterly silent in my classroom, and forcing questions would make them extremely stressful.
Communicate by DRAWING OR WRITING (use games requiring these modalities)
Cognitive -behavioral strategies
Speech -Language Therapy
TALK THROUGH A RECORDING DEVICE that is played when out of the room and then when in the room (as comfort increases)
Usually, we will get involved in their game, guide the topic and hide some inevitable embarrassment for them.
Age : 23 Job : Kindergarten teacher
POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT or rewarding for verbal behavior Talk to others using sounds (may be blended to form words)
Self-modeling Repeatedly play tapes that show the child's own ﬂuent speech, expecting the child to get used to hearing him or her speak in these environments, and begin to believe in his or her abilities.
Talks spontaneously using sentences
My daughter can freely express their views at home, but they are extremely resistant to public speaking, even unfamiliar relatives.
TALK SPONTANEOUSLY using words or phrases
We are very worried about his school life. Sometimes, by giving rewards, he would try to speak a little more. LIN Age : 45 Job : SM children’s mother
The cycle of negative reinforcement Negative reinforcement
Every one feels relief
Child is prompted to engage verbally or behaviorally
Environment’s role in shaping the inhibited stance
Environment has empathic response
What is the key to the treatment of Selective Mutism in general ?
Child experiences distress & inhibits
Environment observes distress
Group therapy may be an effective mode of treatment for children with SM. Some of them find support from others who are dealing with the same challenges.
“ A learning history ”
Accompaniment of Familiar People
Prevents children with SM from speaking to those who they have a history of not speaking to
The environment of children with selective mutism (including parents, teachers and peers) often causes more anxiety and aggravates the condition because of the over-direct treatment.
Group therapy programs may include public spaces such as malls, ice cream parlo and senior citizen living centers...
Age : 57 Job : Child Psychologist
Attractive Interaction Forms
Opportunities for Communication
CONCEPT Design goals
When entered school, Gabriel found it hard for him to talk normally in front of teachers and classmates, and this was observed by people around which put more pressure on him. However, he was eager to integrate into the class.
Name : Gabriel Gender: Male Age: 5 Location: Oregon Hobby: Role-playing games
According to the persona, several design guidelines are set up to satisfy the goal of the persona.
Communicating with people without any stress and environment obstacles Overcome inner fear Making friends and participating in group activity with the help of adults Obtain happiness through this process
Grade: Senior class in kindergarten Performance: F Disease: Selective Mutism Length of illness: 3 years Frequent Places: home & school
NUMBER OF FRIENDS Small
- reduce communication requirements - make SM children naturally participate in social conversation
- children feel released and happy - make the process interesting
- Increase verbal communication - Alleviating the adverse effects of anxiety on SM children
Think : speak normally
SOCIAL PARTICIPATION Low
ANXIETY LEVEL Low
High Reward mechanism
Hear : weird comments
Fear : talk to people Hate : forced to speak
Feel : extremely anxious
1 2 3
Adjust difficulty according to illness
Companion Multiform Communication
Release a task
Transform into energy
I tested the preliminary model of three forms and made some prototypes
STYLING WEARABLE PARTS
BUTTON & LIGHTS COLOR PICKER
Portable boxes contain a set of three devices and props, which are
A portable sound collector that can gradually
connected via Bluetooth. The display is used in color filling game.
relieve SM children's social anxiety and stimulate speaking behaviors through games. It is also a good tool for parents to observe the condition of the illness
The color picker can be detached and easily carried by putting it on the finger while playing. The color sensor quickly feedback once touching
Contains a color sensor and a small display
an object and display the color on the screen
screen, which provides hints and information during the game process as well as appealing emoticons when achieving periodic success
When devices return, the box automatically recharges them. Red light on when recharging, green light
Navigation lights are on when in the
on when the recharge completes
process of treasure hunting games. Once the voice recognition system confirms the user's voice. The energy value increases as the speech sounds collected.
PLAY MODE Three game modes, a gradual transition from non-verbal to verbal training for children at different stages
Adults hide cards in public places beforehand
Adults release task on the phone
Children search for cards in groups with the help of navigation
Each device will Indicate by turns to compose the map
Find the card and scan it on the device
Energy value accumulated
Play the collected sounds at any time
Share it with friends
Exchange rewards with energy value
The children were given the task of collecting sounds from the nature
Explored the natural world
Communicate via device intercom to help each other
Worked together to complete a color work
Discuss and divide the labor
Search for and pick the color
Import the data into the box
Create together to complete the work
UI DESIGN The APP is designed for parents to post tasks, keep track of the progress of the game and get stage analysis to help them play a better role in the treatment process
Provide adults with eﬀective information about the treatment of SM
Check the game information to keep track of game progress and ensure children’s safety
Switch to each kid’s homepage, showing the energy value, battery and game time of the device
Record game’s data, analyze the kid's condition and provide preliminary diagnosis
04 MIST JOURNEY 2019.02 - 2019.06
The masses are easily induced by public opinion in the participation of social media. But most of the time, we care more about subjective feelings than facts. This game is designed to arouse peopleâ€™s thinking of the influence of reversal news in post-truth era and reflection on self behaviour.
Color Scheme #
BACKGROUND News reversal
Causes of news reversal
In the report of social media, news reversal often occurs. The eye-catching titles and contents of such "events" make them spread rapidly on the Internet but is later proved to be contrary to objective facts, which incite the social anger of the vast number of netizens.
Spread channel According to the statistical report on the development of China's Internet, 62% of people get news mainly from social media
Over liberalization of Dissemination
Reporter’s self conjectures and inferences
Non real name network
Reader’s emotional dominance
Excessive freedom of speech
" I usually see major news from social media ﬁrst "
Social media has become the main way for people getting news
Most of the reversal news comes from social media
Damage Social Trust
The news reversed, people frantically abusing the teams who had stolen the fruits of his work. And the female developer, who was found to have sexual transaction with multiple media to make sure her game was exposed. And news reversed again...
NEWS IN 2018
Alec Holowka was accused of illegal imprisonment and sexual assault on a female developer, and people angrily accused him of gender assault and harassment on his social account. Then, he committed suicide...
SOURCES OF THE TOP 20 REVERSAL
Injured the Party Consume Attention
I conduct a survey by questionnaires and interviews to find out people's opinions on online news, their behaviors when making comments on the Internet and their feelings after news reversal.
XIA Age: 23
When talking online, I easily follow the stream
Views on comments under the news People's overall trust in social media news
Everytime the news facts reverse, I feel angry and cheated
Whether to continue keeping an eye on the follow- up to a news
People believe that social media news has relatively high credibility
I think I am more subjective when speaking on the Internet
I feel guilty for the people I have wronged and attacked
Few people will continue to pay attention to a news
I can't often tell the truth when media news appeared
More than half of people will easily believe the comments of news on social media
I'm often deceived by eye-catching words, which later prove to be one-sided
How do you feel when news reverse ? When commenting on a news, people often...
Fatigued & Puzzled
Deceived & Angry
Comment without thinking carefully
Think it over before
Follow others' opinions blindly
lead the public opinion
Summary For the public, social media news still has a relatively HIGH
DEGREE OF TRUST ,
but most people pay more attention to their SUBJECTIVE comments, and it is easy to BLINDLY
FOLLOW THE TREND
when they make
for the guidance of
public opinion. And most times, they would not continue to pay attention to the news. Itâ€™s thue that news reversal would bring NEGETIVE
comments on both perspectives appear at the same time
When mainstream idea emerge, it's easy for them to trust and follow it
People are dubious about the initial reports
Run along a light path. Finally disappear in a white light
READ ABOUT 3
Adapted from a real news of doctor-patient relationship
4 But easy to change viewpoints and publish extreme speech without thinking carefully
When news reverse, they feel shocked and puzzled
FIRST WHETHER TO SIDE WITHTHE FIRST OR
THE SECOND GROUP
Two colors change intermittently Fragmented news on social media
People need to reflect on the blind following behavior of participation in media
Finally, both the parties and the masses become tired and injured
PICK UP ENDING 2
NO Controls the character to move forward
WHETHER TO AVOID
OBSTACLES Opposite Viewpoints
EARLIER Picking sides
Comments and dialogs
INTERACT WITH NPCS
Comments and dialogs
Fragmented news on social media
PICK UP INFORMATION
WHETHER TO SIDE WITH
Controls the character to move forward
THE FIRST GROUP
Reflect on himself
LEVEL DESIGN Sketch
MAKING PROCESS Main menu
Game ending Game element
ending 1 -The attending doctor couldnâ€™s stand the pressure of public opinion, sufferd from depression, and committed suicide a month later
ending 2 -The family could not bear the pain of losing their son, but also the abuse of the masses. Finally, the mother proved her innocence with death and the father went mad Obstacle
true ending -Comments on both sides appear intermittently Will be destroyed at the first one minute
In scene 1 and scene 2, I used two independent colors to bring players the experience of two extreme emotional contrasts and opposing standpoints. Social media
Start interface and background story introduction
Picking the glasses and uncovering the fog
Spring arm changing in the third scene
Dialogs Color gradient and switching to ending
Obstacle movement and character transfer
Launch character to the second scene
Part of the routes are
fuzzy and there are no clear indicators...So I
Lacking of clear warnings in danger zones make players feel puzzled
donâ€™t know where to go
Removed platform as warning
Many times I die without any warning...
Some settings of the platforms and NPCs are a little weird and I had a hard time jumping
Some target points lack instruction, resulting in an uncomfortable experience Added guidance objects
Illogical map design
Uncomfortable map design affect the character moving forward Redesigned level maps to enhance the experience
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9teytCdLgQk SCENE 2
SCENE 1 Background Story
The form of interactive dialogue triggered my thinking on this social issue. How should we rationally participate in news interaction in the face of public opinion ?
Especially after experiencing the true ending, I found that I had made some reckless decisions when dealing with media comments before, and the white light in the end made me think deeply ... Dialog
05 LIFE CUBE 2019.09 - 2019.11
Death is "forbidden" in Chinese culture. Chinese people advocate life but avoid death, which leads to many people lost their way in life and seriously limits the development of hospice care in China. This project enables people to understand death, so as to better understand life. When we try to get close to death, we will find that life, like cube, has great tension and capacity, and is full of vitality. Color Scheme #
BACKGROUND WHY IS IT TABOO ? DEATH TABOO IN CHINA
COGNITION IN DIFFERENT REGIONS
In Chinese folk, the topic of death is regarded as very unlucky by Chinese people, which is a kind of "despondent words". Until now, most Chinese people are very taboo to talk about. All the topics and places about death are avoided as much as possible. Funeral homes, crematoria and cemeteries are all places where people stay only for a short time and are considered to be full of misfortune
Traditional culture inﬂuence
European countries all have "death
The spirit of "in This World" of Chinese traditional culture takes "Immortality" as the ultimate goal.
education" to guide people to face Primary and secondary schools
death with a calm and wise attitude
Take “being towards death” as their belief. People live in harmony with cemeteries,
offer death courses to deliver
which even appear in central city
education through performance
Lack of soul consciousness Chinese people believe in the culture of "body worship", So talking about "the demise of the flesh" will create a sense of disillusion-ment and even guilt.
LOW DEATH QUALITY
Germany Neth. Italy
In this cultural context, the topic of death will make people feel a "disappearing threat"that creates a sense of fear and meaninglessness, leading to a kind of rejection from the heart
POOR DEATH EDUCATION
Demand for palliative care
According to a survey conducted by East China Normal University, more than 50% of parents have a negative attitude towards death education
Parents’ explanation to children...
According to the report on the death quality index issued by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the death quality of Chinese people ranks 71 out of 80 countries
Unprepared for death
HOSPICE STATUS Unknown about their illness & Pass away in pain
Of the 3,000 patients at Beijing Songtang Hospice Hospital, 93% of them were unprepared for death and had not talked about death with their families. More than 50% of patients did not understand their illness and lived in the lies of their loved ones
Explain scientifially Unexplained Evasive and deceptive Playful and unrealistic
It is diﬃcult to accept teach children about death Death education will make children feel horrible which would be unfavorable to his body and mind
Chinese people did not get proper death education when they were young
CASE STUDY & EFFECTS
Songtang Hospice in china was forced to relocate six times. Due to strong opposition from nearby residents
Throughout my growth, talking freely about death is not allowed, because people think it brings bad luck. Even on the death day of our loved ones, people are very cautious about talking, and are especially taboo
Death taboo create obstacles to the development of domestic hospice care The Chinese way of thinking is very resistant to the term “deathbed”. Talking about the this problem makes people feel cruel and ruthless.The hospice service provided by the hospital made the family dependent think that the hospital did not do their best to save the patients.Therefore, Chinese domestic hospice care hospital is even less well known, and there are not even a few.
Death taboo create an illusion of "inﬁnite life" Such traditions prevent Chinese people from having a correct recognition of the integrity of life and thus give up the experience of limited life process. When they are alive, they muddle along without any aim, as if life will never end. When death comes, they turn grieved which seems that they have never lived.
I have witnessed the departure of many patients, and many of their families concealed their condition from their parents in order to be so filial. Chinese people can be born with high quality but cannot die with high quality
LUO Job: Student Age: 12
Have a vague understanding of purpose and meaning
( starting )
I don’t know how to explain death to my children. Whenever they ask about death, I try to avoid it because I think this unlucky thing may have a bad effect on their physical and mental health
ZHOU Job: Doctor Age: 38
( ending )
TAN Job: Driver Age: 33
The art installation “ To live on ” satirized the consequences of people's violation of the laws of nature in pursuit of eternal life
Refuse to talk about and do not have a correct ideology
WEN Job: Student Age: 21
× fail to deal with as a “complete concept”
Human thought can only deal with the "complete concept" of "starting and ending". Only in the view of rational thinking, death is a necessary topic. It can be said that talking about death is the premise of thinking about life, because only when the two points of life and death are established, the integrity of life will be presented, and the meaning and purpose of life will become necessary.
? How to make people
Dynamic life process
understand death in My mother once told me that death was terrible, and she would be angry if I mention it. When visiting the elderly, I am always asked to say some congratulations on longevity, which is what people love to hear
an acceptable way , not afraid of it , in order to realize the meaning of life
Understand and accept
Try to approach
Death Scared and refused
Usually people regard death as FEARFUL and DARK But when we try to UNDERSTAND and ACCEPT it We will discover the BRILLIANCE of life, which is a DYNAMIC process
USER FLOW Step 1 The death we see and understand
Backlight casts the dead tree’s shadow on the front glass
Step 2 When we try not to avoid...
The box turns transparent
Step 3 A vibrant life process is revealed
The projector projects the growth process of tree’s life
This installation guides people to understand death by showing how life grows. It begins with a dead tree, which is what death looks like to people. When you approach it, the box opens to demonstrate the flourishing growth of a tree.
WORKING PROCESS Programming
Smart glass Smart glass is controlled by electricity. When the power is turned off, the liquid crystal molecules inside appear irregularly scattered, making it impossible for light to enter
Arduino AC Ultrasonic Sensor Relay Using relay to increase the voltage to realize the control of smart glass
VCC GND IN
Smart glass 1
VCC GND IN
Relay Smart glass 2
The front and back glass transparency switches are controlled by ultrasonic sensor. When the hand is approaching, the front glass will turn transparent, and the projector will be started to play the animation. After playing, it will automatically switch back to the initial state, which is that the front glass is opaque, and the light passes through the back, casting shadows of trees on it. Carved dead trees
Glued the trees to project on glass
LIFE CUBE Life is like a cube, with great tension and capacity. And death in it makes people hard to get close.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piXjz4fv74o
When we approach, all life's vitality will show in front of us. Knowing death makes us know life better
Thank you ! firstname.lastname@example.org