Welcome to the world's first synthetic biology learning lab.
The BioDesign Studio is a permanent exhibition at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. For the first time ever, it makes the burgeoning — and complex — fields of synthetic biology, bioengineering, biological design and DIY biology accessible to the public in an engaging and tangible way. To demystify these cutting-edge fields and technologies, visitors are able to play, tinker and design with the building blocks of life - literally.
ROLE & company
UX design for the Pattern Design exhibit. Designing the physical and digital interactions on the custom interface. Collaborated with the technologist, visual experience designer and the creative director in the team. This project is done at Local Projects, in NYC.
Fast Company's Innovation by Design Awards
2017 Finalist for General Excellence
2016 Finalist for Graphic Design & Data Visualization
2016 Finalist for Spaces, Places, Cities
2016 Finalist for User Experience
Interaction Design Awards
2017 Finalist for Engaging
The Pattern Exhibit
At the Pattern Design exhibit, visitors take control of the rules behind nature’s emergent systems to design new coat patterns on life-size animal sculptures. By tweaking cells using a custom physical interface, visitors can design new patterns and types of camouflage. These are projected onto three animal models we call “the hambears” (short for hamster-bear).
By tweaking cells using a custom physical interface, visitors can design new patterns and types of camouflage. These are projected onto three animal models we call “the hambears” (short for hamster-bear).