Guy Robinson, Sprout Design (UK)
Ang Xinwei, Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore); Mohammed Khairul, Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore); Kim Kyeok, Kimkyeok Studio (Korea); Wei Bo-Lun, Tunghai University (Taiwan); Yu Horng-yi, Tripod Design (Taiwan); Park Jinsoo, Cube2Design (Korea); Simon Velvin, The Church Semi-Permanent (New Zealand); Iain Tolladay, designer (New Zealand); Ellen Yip Mei Lun, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Willy Lo, Hong Kong, wheelchair user
Willy Lo chose to share three places highlighting the difficulties and problems he faced in daily life. The team visited these venues with Willy:
Along the journey Willy shared three wishes:
Throughout the process Willy reminded the team of the importance of simplicity, not to focus on technology to solve problems and to avoid costly and difficult, technologies, implementations and materials. The team presented Willy with a number of ideas and it was the interactive game that captured his imagination.
Willy’s is very fond of the circular bird aviary in Kowloon Park. He described it as his escape, a peaceful sanctuary away from the city. He enjoys moving around the bird aviary, soaking up the experience of being outdoors and not feeling like he needed to do, or be anywhere else.
FruitBall combines simplicity; inclusion; flexibility (to install in any park); challenging; interactive and educational. The objective is to roll the ball, apple or round fruit up to the hole. The top of the table is a gentle dome. There is an interactive LED ring halfway up the incline that is engaged once the object passes its outer circumference. This section lights up and plays the corresponding sound to the character. Any object that enters the hole, returns to the under tray.