Helping Hands is a concept designed to make everyday life easier for deaf people. The deaf have in many cases the right to have an interpreter, for example, at the doctor, in the office or in court. But what happens if an interpreter is not available in an emergency? Helping Hands is a concept that empowers healthcare professionals to communicate with deaf people. In addition to communication cards and a communication board, the manual also points to important and specific information for dealing with the deaf. The most important gestures are learned and can be applied immediately.
One and only beauty. A stack of annual rings is a design that only the nature that the mountain of the god of Japan raises. Technology that lasts 1000 years. A masterpiece that traditional craftsmen who hardly remained in Japan carefully finished one by one. A miracle that the climate of Japan occurred. Warm and soft touch and mouthfeel are comfortable, lightweight and excellent in keeping warmth retaining ability is Japanese cedar. The annual rings piled up for years in the mountain of god are still alive, to meet someone.
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.
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.
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.
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.