Yan Sin Leung
A eco-friendly design experiment.
My project was inspired by online shopping; every time I unbox an item, I think about how we might reduce the amount of packaging materials while still protecting the goods. I've always believed that we can make changes in our daily lives to promote an environmentally friendly lifestyle. Although a shipping box is a small item, it generates garbage that is harmful to the environment. We need ideas and experiments, in my opinion, to accomplish "environmental protection."
My degree show will include two works: a video that demonstrates an idea and an experiment, and an interactive work that provides a forum for people to brainstorm environmental protection ideas.
I chose a water filter that I bought recently for the video to demonstrate how much packaging was required to ship the goods. I use egg boxes to replace the original packaging since they are a protective packaging material for fragile eggs. This project is not intended to produce commercial or usable designs; rather, it is an experiment to test my notion and to send a message that we need ideas and experiments to protect the environment.
I arranged a sketch book and pencils on a desk for people to sketch and write their ideas regarding environmental protection for the interactive work. I want to create a space for people to think and for me to receive their thoughts, and sketch books and pencils are direct and simple ways to do so.
Video that demonstrates an experiment with my concept.
A sketch book and pencils are placed on a desk such that people can write or draw their ideas.