Design Release

Design Release featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Perigives

Perigives has created foldable posters with pockets, enabling people to give and receive menstruation products without barriers. These posters are distributed in female public restrooms and are accessible on Perigives' website to anyone who wants to help. The posters are designed sto be easily put together, uses the least amount of ink possible and 2 different sizes for people to choose from. The 4 colors red, yellow, brown, and off-white embody menstruation and all races as inclusivity are equally as important to Perigives.

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Twin Lotus

Upon arrival at the Noi Bai international airport visitors are welcomed by twin murals depicting lotus ponds in full bloom. The lotus, the national flower of Vietnam, was selected as the focus for 2 impressive 720 sq. meter outdoor murals painted on the facade of the T2 terminal. For over 2 months, lead designer Thu Thuy and New Hanoi Arts company worked creating these 15 meter high murals which were unveiled in January 2019. The blooming lotus reflecting in the pool and in the terminal’s glass windows, creates a sense of endless beauty and peace, a surrealism first impression of Hanoi.

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VRbal

Vrbal is a smart VR experience that uses machine learning to help the user prepare for a specific anxiety-inducing event of their choice. The AI agent enables a virtual environment that adapts to the user’s needs as training progresses. There are several built-in difficulty levels within Vrbal, thus allowing users to practice with different types of environments, noise levels, and audience sizes based on individual comfort levels. Before each level, users can pick a relaxation scene to practice challenging words, vowels or to simply relax.

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Insights

The signage project was a collaborative effort where the designer partnered with teachers and students to create a unique system that worked for both the visually impaired and the sighted at the Poona School for Blind Girls in India. This community involvement created a sense of ownership and a shared joy of creation. Once installed, the highly tactile (for the blind) and brightly colored (for the partially blind) signage system created an empowered and accessible environment that was kinder and gentler.

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The Urban Serene

The self-service library station at HK Cultural Centre is the second station launched in Hong Kong, which provide 24-hours borrow and return service to the public. It takes reference from the unique architectural features of the HK Cultural Centre. The modern and minimal design brings highlight to the left-over space and provides a comfortable and functional library station to the public. The design will serve as a prototype for library stations at other districts with insertion of different materials and transparencies into the generic structural frame to suit various site conditions.

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Stacha

Stuttering affects as many as 1 in 100 adults, or 70 million people worldwide. Stuttering is a disorder defined by a broken pattern of speech, either by the repetition of syllables, prolongation of words, or extended pauses. STACHA permits wearers to experience a stuttering-like sensation by sending a faint and thankfully painless, current of electricity through the larynx, which then constricts the muscles in the throat, making it difficult to properly pronounce words. From this experience, general people can get an understanding and empathy for stuttering people.

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