A LAMP TO BE USED WITHOUT THOUGHT.
The lamp is a reflection of my analysis on buttons. In my opinion, solving more problems by simply pressing buttons is not making our lives more convenient. A better design can be considered to offer users a clearer and more direct user experience instead of remembering the function of each button. The design is inspired by an abacus, a traditional calculating tool. I borrow the using logic and basic form of an abacus that with pushing the light bead to touch another, it will be lightened automatically. In this case, one more beads equals brighter. Different levels of shade support different needs.
A MORE FLEXIBLE FURNITURE FOR A MORE FLEXIBLE LIBRARY.
To define private space, I designed this bendable upholstered board. By easily changing the form of it, the board can fulfill the three basic needs in library: laptop desk, storage unit and area partition. Related to my observation, these are the three main things about private space in libraries. Different from traditional public furniture, it is light-weight, portable and multi-functional. More than 10 ways of use offers a practical function and a fresh experience. Students may create a private space by creating a personal way to use it. To me, design to “define private space” means firstly considering an individual's needs.