Interactive Arts and Technology student
Describe the work that you presented at the UGC
The Night Pearl is a wall sconce design worked in a team in the course Materials In Design. However, I brought this wall light further by joining the FCAT Undergraduate Conference 2019, and created the final iterated prototype. This light inherits the Chinese culture into the contemporary light design, aiming to embrace the regional culture to a broader public.
What was the process like to prepare for your presentation?
To prepare for the presentation, I actually re-iterated my prototype by exploring more possibilities to enhance the cultural elements and the light pattern created with the wall sconce. Besides the product itself, I organized my presentation in a way that can be easily understood by the general public. Therefore, I would describe this experience as a product pitch too.
Describe your experience of presenting at the UGC
This was actually my second time joining the FCAT Undergraduate Conference. Internally, I think the conference allows me to connect with other presenters, exchanging our thoughts and ideas on what we have produced our project. Externally, I think the conference me to demonstrate my project to a larger group of public audiences.
Therefore, the projects we have done in classes are never just for academic, but actual projects or campaigns which may make a change to our community. In conclusion, I would say the conference empowers students to do something more, and definitely recommended you to be part of it.