When the winter is coming sometimes we feel it by smelling the air, winter smell, smell of temperature. This invisible force does many things, delivering sound, moving objects,maintaining health, however sometimes we are not aware of its existence or cannot predict where it is and how it is.
As human beings we are in artificial environments all the time, and try to control artificial environments to fit our preferences; lighting, temperature, interiors. There is one thing that we don’t recognise: AIR flow. However from time to time we are reminded that air is constantly changing. What if we have the system that allows us to have awareness of the air environment for quantitative and qualitative information? How does visualising air flow affect the relationship between people and space?
Air is somewhat mysterious because it is so insubstantial and invisible, and yet vital to our existence. Without vivid stimulation such as the smell of flow from the wind, heavy rain or wind, sudden climate changes we are not that aware of it most of times. However when we do notice the air, it’s a quiet poetic moment, like the times we remember an experience through sensing a certain temperature of air. Some artist delivers poetic moments by using air and surprisingly people experience it very emotionally. However this is a temporary experience. So how could we prolong those experiences and adopt them to our life styles?
Connection between a person and the world begins with sensing. Perception is created through a process where nerves transform external stimulation into energy. Perception is also a representation of this experience in the brain. That is to say perception is created through our brain, and is not an object in itself.
When we measure a box and we see the size is 60x40 cm, our brain perceives things visually in agreement with a way of calculating the size.
If we asked a blind person to make a human form out of clay, they might scale up the hands because hands experience a larger cutaneous sense. Or when drawing a lamp, the size of light bulb might be exaggerated, as to the blind, the surrounding warmth of the bulb could be perceived as the boundary of light.
So my project is about how could we see the AIR flow in real time, how we understand complex data though visualising physical displays, and how we could utilise this in our lives to coordinate a dynamic space.
School of Design
MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2014
- BA, Industrial Design, Chung-Ang University, South Korea, 2008
- Mechanical engineering and design aesthetic, Baylies Comercial Project, Wildflags, London, 2013 ; Experience design, Penord Ricard, London, 2013; Product designer, Samsung home appliances, Seoul, 2008-11; Experience and environment design, Xi Design Fiesta, Seoul, 2008; UX design, Samsung Electronics Software Division, Seoul, 2007
- Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2014; Carpet Interior, Lapada Antique Artfair, London, 2013; Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge, Object Gallery, Sydney, 2013; Co-exist/ Future Energy Solution and New Living Environment , Seoul Design Olympic, Seoul, 2008; IINBOX, Chung-ang Univ, Seoul, 2008; Future Casting in Megacity, Samsung Sponsorship, Seoul, 2007; Communication in Apartment, Samsung Sponsorship, Seoul, 2005; Beyond Design, Samsung Electronics Mobile Device Division, Next Mobile Generation, Seoul, 2005
- Samsung Kimchi Refrigerator, Good Design Award, 2011; Participation Award, Seoul design Olympic, Seoul, 2008; Best in Show, Samsung Design Membership, Seoul, 2008; Silver Prize, iF, Germany, 2008; Third Prize, Curitell Cell-phone Design Competition, Seoul, 2005