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Basement Optimized Tent

Scope : 4 weeks

Tool : Adobe software, prototype

Categories : Innovation design, Social design, Industrial design.

Role : Collaborated with Ritwik throughout research and early design process. Drove design for social media and mobile platforms and built prototypes for these features.

Concept

Chinese urban population density has increased in recent years. People’s living space has been constantly compressed and all sorts of problems have come along, such as heavy traffic and air pollution. Everyone in the city desires to have their own living space. According to the survey, living space status in Beijing has been categorized into five types: 1. People have their own house and live

with family; 2. People rent and live in apartment units; 3. People share apartment units with other people; 4. People rent bunk beds; 5. People rent and live in the basements. In these living spaces, people’s comfort level is influenced by many factors. External facts are like noise, space size, humidity, odor, light, and etc. Internal facts are causes from human themselves like wages, life stress, work intensity, and etc. All these factors together form people’s living space in this city. With this context, I proposed this project, which consists of two directions: 1. Micro living space; 2. Space optimization tent. I tried to build a changeable virtual space through the use of interaction design and add the elements that people desire for to their basic needs. For example, the air, flavor and the sound of their hometown. I simulated people’s desired living space and recorded their feelings in order to

provide a satisfactory space that truly embrace every single individual.