ARSELECTRONICA 2020Festival for Art, Technology & SocietyIn KEPLER’s GARDENS: UCLA Art Sci Center: Los Angeles.9–13. September 2020 Organized by the UCLA Art Sci Center in collaboration with Ars Electronica, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden and Harvestworks NY.

A global journey mapping the ‘new’ world A journey in which it is not we who set out to travel, but our ideas and projects, which span a global network in which we gather to discuss what needs to be done. Autonomy—Democracy Ecology—Technology Humanity Uncertainty.

My role in this project focuses on the style guide for the UCLA “garden” or hub, Telluric Vibrations. This process included creating a variety of different graphics and working with speakers, designers, researchers participating in the festival.

Available for viewing here

It’s important in this day in age to find ways to destress and create a sense of relaxation. Simple pleasures to often appear as alone time with your personal device in a quiet area of your home. Since technology is so embedded in our everyday lives we often find solace in a good TV show and a nice snack. It is important that streaming devices are easy to use and intuitive, but most importantly that way there is no extra stress added. If the user’s cognitive load is burdened with over complicated tasks then the app/site will be doing the opposite of its given purpose.
This prototype was designed keeping in mind middle aged women and what would assist in their interaction with the website. I kept in mind average technology experience/knowledge, accessibility of visuals and low cognitive stress. During the user’s experience they should have the ability to navigate the site to any extent they want, from searching a specific genre to being directed to a specific show.

Checkout the interactive prototype here For more information checkout my github