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(process book low res) <- link to pdf of full process book

This pdf version of a book covers the process of designing “Guess What?” as part of the Dynamic Museum assignment. It includes everything from initial stage of research and analysis, site study, all the way through the final stages of game instructions.



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(GuessWhat) <- link to pdf

“Guess What?” is a game designed for an active exploration within the museum. In this case, it is specially designed around the object ‘Valet Chair’ by Hans J. Wegner in the 20th century collection of the RISD Museum.



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(pinterest low res) <- link to pdf

This is a solution I designed for the display boxes in the Design Center across the elevator. Inspired by personal curations on studio desks and bringing the idea to display cases for faster circulation of contents thus, keeping the visual interests of the viewers.



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Timeless Clock from Jay Kim on Vimeo.

(pw: risdrd13)

The inspiration for the timeless clock came from an excerpt from Mitch Albom’s The Timekeeper. He says,

“Try to imagine a life without timekeeping.
You probably can’t.
You know the month, the year, the day of the week.
There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car.
You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie.

Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored.
Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch.
Deer do not fret over passing birthdays.

Man alone measures time.
Man alone chimes the hour.
And because of this,
man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures.

A fear of time running out.”

From Albom’s comparison of the nature’s relationship with time and our relationship with time, I was able to come to a realization that us human beings, only ones to measure time in this universe, feel inferior because of this.

In the process of trying to bring such inspiration to form, I’ve thought about the idea of a clock. A clock is considered to be one of the most important inventions of all generations. It is informative and universal in its use, allowing us to make sense of the passing of time. However, through the introduction of this invention, we have lost our capability to let ourselves live on our own pace. Therefore, I’ve designed this Timeless Clock, which can train you to ignore the practice of measuring and keeping of time, as you use it. Each time you look at the clock, the numbers start to fade away. Eventually, it will leave you only with the second hand, which makes the ticking sound of the clock, reflecting the pass of time in a symbolic way.