the global village

CONCEPT

visual design

DURATION

7 weeks, spring 2020

PROMPT

Create an interactive informational experience. Go wild.  

DEFINITION

no·mad 

/ˈnōˌmad/

a wandering person who travels from place to place as a lifestyle, with no permanent home

THE EXPERIENCE

Welcome to The Global Village.

Look into the life of a nomad by exploring four of the most fascinating and impressive ways of living throughout the course of human history. I invite you to explore this online, interactive mini-museum

Take a closer look at each lifestyle. 

You can use dark mode, literally.

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INSPIRATION

I took this photograph in Espoo, Finland.

When I was traveling through Scandinavia in the summer of 2019, I found a really strange house in an art museum. It was called the Futuro House.

I felt like I was walking into a piece of time, one that would be undiscovered by most. This weird house is the core of The Global Village. 

FOCUS

The nomadic lifestyle ~ globally and historically. 

I chose four different ways humans have lived over the course of history. These homes are drastically different in materials, shape, and climate —but all have the mark of a nomadic, temporary lifestyle.

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EARLY MODELING

Modeling was therapeutic to me.

I started modeling a couple of weeks after my hometown started sheltering in place due to COVID-19. Much like everyone else, I was trying hard to fend off unproductivity's rearing, ugly head.

The days started to blend together, and I would find myself modeling into the night on Friday nights for fun. It seemed to me that this project was the only consistent thing I had control over, and I reveled in it. 

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ITERATIONS

I tried to push this design as far as it could go. 

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This experience wasn't immersive enough

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Don't bite off more than you can chew

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Move the camera around, it's 3D!

STILLS

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

I am feeling depressed and unproductive ≠ I am a worthless designer

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The time to be crazy and creative is now 

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Your value is not determined by your productivity

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Don't be alone as a designer 

Interested in working with me?

Send me a message at smliu1313@gmail.com!