2023 Galleries

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Galleries // 2023 Spark:Spring Student // JOURNEY MATE Backpack



Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Yihui Liao
Design Type: Concept
Company / Organization / School: Donghua University
Team Members: Yihui Liao & Chunmao Wu

JOURNEY MATE is a modular smart backpack that enriches the travel audio-visual experience. The innovations of the product are: 1. The modular structure provides users with a sense of control that is easy to store and carry all day long. 2. The smart module offers travelers to collect sound samples of local languages via communicating with local individuals, triggering the pleasantness of multi-sensory interaction. 3. All sounds are visualized as waveform diagrams and collected into a personal Urban Sound Library and World Footprint Library, so as to achieve a sense of acquisition.