Zeng Jing Yan is a designer standing on the intersection of design, computer science and art unswervingly. My undergraduate studies and practices covered experience design, product design, graphic design, creative media, computer science, art and art history. It is this wide span of my studies and practices that enables me to go deeper in understanding people, society and industry. Not only am I interested in finding better solutions for existing problems but also questioning the commonly accepted normality and regularity that construct our world.
403 Stainless steel
This chair and table set is made from one piece of 403 stainless steel through cutting and folding.
Tablewares for MercedesMe
Tablewares designed in MercedesMe style (Main Dish Plate, Soup Plate, Dessert Plate).
Digital media installation programmed with Arduino and Touchdesigner.
With its title “Creature”, the audience can easily associate with two living creatures who are talking to each other in their own language system of light and sound. Interfering with their original behaviour pattern could lead to their abnormal behaviours. The human audience, may comprehend their frequent blinks and high-tone noise as breathing rapidly and screaming or interpret that as a sign of warning and threat. Bending down to get closer to these creatures, the audience seems to be lowering themselves to a smaller and weaker species.
Video link: https://www.kayzengdesign.com/creature
Arduino, Pulse sensor, LED light, Frosted glass lampshade
As a nurturer, we feed the creature with steady and healthy energy. When a heat beat happened, the light and sound will indicate if the energy is too high or too low. If it is too high, it will generate a colder colour and a low tone of sound to calm you down, vice versa.