It was my Thesis Project that was presented at NTUT Department of Interaction Design 104th Project Design Exhibition. The group was formed by two Taiwanese students and two Chinese students. It was an experimental and interesting art installation that would like to make conversation with audiences about Taiwan's recent social issues through AR technology.
Sep 2018 - Jun 2019
UI / UX, Graphic Design, Project Planning
2018 might be the year that Taiwanese cared about social issues the most because of the referenda. Inspired by the event, we found that Taiwanese like to debate everything on the Internet, especially on the social media platform. We also discovered some interesting behaviors would come out when people had different opinions and the fighting on the internet. In this era that information overload, how people react to it is also an important point in the concept.
We made OVERLOAD to express these kinds of phenomenon. We hope to inspire deep thinking that whether the argument is thoughtless or not, neglecting to communicate.
In this world we built, the giant sphere represented the platform that the information was gathered and sent. It consisted of thoughts from the audiences using smartphones to exchange messages with each other. Each time the sphere would raise up one issue. If messages of an issue are overloaded by audiences, it would explode and update a new issue to start again.
The Social Issues
We choose some issues which people have argued up to now in Taiwan.
Does everyone have the right to marry her or his partner legally?
Which one is better for Taiwan, nuclear power or renewable energy?
Should the Taiwanese government protect Taxi or Uber at first during not reaching an agreement?
Do you know that eating shawarmas makes pairs of shawarmas' legs be cut?
Does Kaohsiung become rich?
We don't choose sides. We only raise up questions. Therefore, the result was depended on the audiences. The issues could be updated over time.
2D / 3D Visual Elements
Experiencing & playing on site
It could be played both as a single-player and multiplayer game because we had set up a server. Two phones were synchronous and displayed in real-time when it was presented in the exhibition.
Photos of NTUT 104th Project Design Exhibition at Songshan Cultural Park
We changed the issues every single day, so the audiences who came in different days experienced different topics.
Photos of VISION GET WILD AWARD at Kaohsiung Exhibition Center
Behind the Scenes
NTUT 104th Project Design Exhibition
Teammates/鄒粸畇 Chi-Yun Tsou, 韓彧 Yu Han, 吳宇昆 Yu-Kun Wu
Director/ 楊佳璋 Martin Yang
Photos/ 噗通 - 臺北科技大學互動設計系 104級畢業展 FB
Platform/ Unity, ARKit 2
Visual Design/ Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, 3Ds Max
Interface Design/ Sketch, Adobe XD
Device/ iOs devices