Workplace to WOrkplace
Tasked with solving the problem of visualizing the unseen, I created Workplace to Workplace by creating a visual system that renders visuals for each of the sounds encountered in my travels from my workplace at school to my workplace at my job's office. I treated this video as an unaltered document that the viewer could use to figure out all the different sounds and environments I encounter.
The project was inspired by my love of podcasts. The stories I'm drawn to are the ones where the producer is able to create a pleasant and interesting experience out of the mundane. I thought it would be interesting to follow my insignificant commute with no direct visuals to go off of but instead the sounds encountered. The sounds I surround myself with provide a chance to find out more about me without speaking directly to me at all.
This project was a significant part of my education that gave me a new understanding of how a strong system can provide an unseen line of communication between the designer and user.
Project question: What is the future of communication?
Debergerac looks at where we may be going when we give up our choosing power to the appealing nature of personalization.
The inspiration for the story came from the the personalization involved in many of today's popular websites like Netflix. The Netflix service involves a personalized video feed that makes recommendations based off the user's previous selections. What if the choices we made and tastes we had at one point of our lives controlled our choices in the future?
I wanted to keep the idea of what Debergerac was open, so that viewers could compare today's devices to it. The artwork in the video is open and simple. The movement along the same horizontal line is meant to show how if all choices are influenced by previous choices, the future lacks change.
Amateur Photographer is a comedic stop motion movie that explores what it takes to be a great photographer. The writing, editing, acting and voice acting were done by me.
Designed in collaboration with Julie Rodriguez.