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jiyeon chun
industrial design @ cmu

I aim to create products and experiences that heal our relationship to the material world by emphasizing sustainability, preciousness, and our sense of touch.

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jiyeon chun
industrial design @ cmu

I aim to create products and experiences that heal our relationship to the material world by emphasizing sustainability, preciousness, and our sense of touch.


Meeting Place  —  a Poetic Structure & Spatial Experience

January 2021

Duration: 2 Weeks


A spatial, modular structure, prototyped with cardboard. Use of scale, color, and lighting to shape user experience and perception, with the intention of creating a space for connection and conversation. I wanted to create a bridge/tunnel-like structure that would be the “perfect length” for a short, but meaningful conversation between two individuals.

An exercise in modular design to create three-dimensional forms, and an exploration in creating physical spaces that alter perceptions and tell stories. 


Final structure model crafted with chipboard and acrylic paint.

Just as we shape the environments around us, so do they also shape our experiences and engage our senses. The shape of the structure facilitates conversation while passing through the space together, while the color change from red-to-yellow from one side and yellow-to-red on the other represents a change that occurs in the two individuals throughout, with a moment of connection and together-ness as the two blend into the same shade of orange in the very middle. To encourage, facilitate, and celebrate those short, yet meaningful conversations throughout our day that may, in however the slightest way, change its course— leave us a little more thoughtful, a little more empathetic, a little more connected.  



Research

Screenshots from Pinterest.


Development



Color





Final






Mid-Autumn Festival Pop Up Concept

with Yash Mittal, Karan Shah, and Renee Chang

April-May 2021


Pop up experience concept for the celebration of the Mid-Autumn festival, which celebrates the changing of seasons. Narrative and ecosystem created to encourage togetherness and family, and illustrated in a final isometric drawing of the space. 


Drawing created collaboratively using Procreate.

Room 1: Make moon-cakes with unique fillings and molds.
Room 2: Make and decorate paper lanterns.
Room 3 (Second Floor): Choose tea at the tea bar.
Room 4 (Balcony Area): Lounge, enjoy tea, freshly-baked moon-cakes, and release lanterns into night sky.