2023 Galleries

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Competition: Spark:Experience
Designer: Sizhe Huang - Designer
Design Type: Concepts & Prototypes
Company / Organization / School: Sizhe Huang
Team Members: Sizhe Huang

The world is more connected than ever, yet we're emotionally drifting apart. As our digital interactions skyrocket, genuine emotional connection takes a backseat. But imagine a future where technology doesn't just connect us—it brings us closer. Welcome to the world of Umi, a groundbreaking innovation destined to redefine the way we experience digital communication, turning fleeting messages into lasting memories. Umi isn’t just a tool; it's an experience. Nestled within its ecosystem are the Pebble and Nest, tangible avatars that encapsulate the essence of your loved ones. No more scrolling through emotionless texts; with Umi, you can touch, feel, and truly sense the presence of those you cherish, irrespective of the miles that separate you. Augmenting this tactile intimacy is the Umi mobile and Apple Watch application—a digital heartbeat that lets you transmit virtual hugs, share voices, and nurture those emotional bonds even on the move. It's a symphony of the tactile, auditory, and visual, all collaborating to create a communication experience like no other. In a realm where digital conversations have become mundane and detached, Umi is the refreshing gust of wind we've all been waiting for. It’s not just about sending messages; it’s about sharing emotions. Dive into the Umi universe,