Skip to main content
Design Products (MA)

Jingyi Zhou

Jingyi Zhou is a product designer from China who graduated in product design from Wuhan University of Technology. She believes that design is a derivative of humanism and is guided by technology. She is concerned with the essential laws of things and the nature of man, and likes to explore the connection between man and nature. She also looks critically and cautiously at any kind of technological change in life, and faces every design challenge with curiosity and a spirit of adventure.



Statement of Jingyi Zhou

Jingyi focuses on the concept of nature and attempts to explore different forms of human-nature connections. In this project, jingyi questions the repression of human nature and the bondage of behaviour in the context of the industrial age, where working hours are drastically lengthened, where individuals experience discomfort from using products of the same size, and where urban sprawl leads to a gradual drift away from the natural environment in terms of time and distance.

What if there existed a way for people to liberate themselves from the shackles of extreme order, rigidity, sharpness, and monotony that permeate the office environment by having an experience characterized by disorder, softness, organic forms, and limitless flexibility to forge a profound connection with their primal instincts and innate desires once again´╝č


Office Twisters
Inflatable wearable device that helps people who work long hours in the office to relax at will.
Office Twisters
User can snap at will to achieve flexible shapes before inflation.
Office Twisters
When inflated, the knotted structure creates tension for leaning.
Office Twisters
By buttoning it in different ways, it can also be worn to follow the person's movements, sit down at any time, lie down at any time and change position at will.
Office Twisters

Medium:

tpu, metal snap buttons, air line, air pump
Message to Nature
When we edit a message on the keyboard, the frequency of the typing is instantly translated into the frequency of the led light, while the frequency of the bird's song is instantly expressed through the strobe of the led light. The combination of the two is a new form of human contact with nature and discusses what happens when people are so enveloped by industry and information that they can only feel nature as it is electronically translated.
The logic of led light translating bird calls

Medium:

Sulphate paper, conductive liquid, esp32 chip