26 October 2008

school projects

i realized that i haven't even posted about the projects that i am working on here at hkpolyu.

my primary studio is a service design project for standard chartered bank: rethinking the brand, the design, and the services offered by the bank. our project centers around designing a flagship branch for the tsim sha tsui neighborhood in hong kong, very close to where i live.

SCB needs some help. they're the chrysler, the also-ran bank in hong kong.  the project's been exciting, both to work on service design, a far walk from car design, and to work with a group of other students, and students from here in hong kong to boot.  the concepts are difficult enough to talk about between native english speakers --- throw in the language barrier, and we've had some struggles to get through.  but actually, things turned out really well in the end.

my other class is centered around sustainable design.  our first project was designing a recycling bin for PET bottles, made out of PET bottles.  for our second and final project, my team is working on a better cafeteria tray / plate / glass / silverware set for polytechnic.  especially now that the SCB project is over, i think we can get some good work out of it!

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