For students majoring in design, a graduation exhibition is an end of their study and a time of transition. With this exhibition, we wanted to present our shift from design students towards creators who can contribute to society through design.
The annual design exhibition, entitled Design Show UNIST 2020, kicked off this afternoon, featuring the artworks created by imminently graduating students of Industrial Design (ID) track within the School of Design and Human Engineering (DHE) and Graduate School of Creative Design Engineering (CDE) at UNIST.
Through this annual graduate exhibition, students with industrial design major will be showcasing their artworks under the theme of Transition: The Starting Point for Change from November 13 to 17, 2020. These artworks displayed in the exhibition are a result of the students’ efforts in finding answers to endless questions throughout each stage of the design process. In this year’s design show, 10 undergraduate students and 2 graduate students participated.
From physical products to digital services, the twelve design concepts, exhibited at 2020 UNIST Design Week resolve small and big problems of our daily lives. They are the results of their training in design thinking during the undergraduate years, as well as the manifestation of their diverse future steps.
Among many outstanding artworks, one attention-grabbing piece was Aircle by Geonho Lee (Department of Design, UNIST). Aircle is a wall-mounted air purifier for personalized filtering. Indeed, it offers the flexibility for personalized air filtering based on users’ environments and preferences. Not only that the filters can be replaced intuitively while Aircle is mounted on the wall, which enables efficient space utilization and a clean look.
Unlike the previous design shows, which were mainly focused on product designs, the Design Show UNIST 2020 features a wide variety of digital service design works, which includes PAPRIKA: a digital service that helps make vegetarianism easier and more enjoyable, Bus as a Service: the bus route map and prepayment system for an improved experience of using buses in Ulsan, and Skina: a mobile social platform that helps normalize and embrace ‘imperfect’ skin.
In addition to above, the exhibition features selections of a diverse range of creative artworks, which includes [miːm]: Personal mobility with intuitive control of kicking the ground, LUMINO: Self-reﬂective light that records my mood for the past 7 days, and Fidject is a wall mounted fidget toy with a wall architecture.
Those artworks displayed in the exhibition can be also accessible via online exhibition from the morning of November 13, 2020. Furthermore, the exhibition also features online seminars that are delivered by Jussi Hurskainen, CEO of Idis Design, a Finnish design consultancy that designed Helsinki tram, and Sana Park, visual designer from world leading digital design consultancy Fjord, as well as and Kyuhyung Cho, co-founder of Studio Word that work across graphic design and furniture design.
“I am honored to be a part of this exhibition at UNIST,” noted Da Bin Lee and Yoon Joung Kwak, student representatives of Design Show UNIST 2020. “I would like to express my deepest gratitude for all the time and effort that all participating students and their advisors put into this exhibition.”
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, an opening ceremony will not be held this year. Instead, the exhibition will be open to the public from 10 am to 6 pm over the weekends. It will be held in a non-contact manner without a commentator, complying with quarantine guidelines set by the government (i.e., temperature checks or maintaining records of customers and visitors).
Meanwhile, the works exhibited at Design Show UNIST 2020 will also be available via the 2020 Design Chronicle, which is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, December 24, 2020. Information about online exhibition and seminars can be found from the following link: https://bit.ly/3k74mlP