Next Kimono platform is not only product but also has a role as social design to solve 2 social issue: Disappear Japanese traditional kimono culture and Lost high sewing technique for Japanese and Western. For easy to take kimono in daily life, it consists of 3 items. People wear both fullset as kimono and single with their usual outfit as daily clothes. As a trigger to wear it in world's daily life, Next Kimono makes demand for traditional one and jobs at fair wages for sewing factory. Final goal of Kuden is employment of disabled people include CEO's son.
Imagine how many years the traffic signs have never been updated to nowadays situations. Introducing Never-before-Seen Virtual Traffic Signs created to reflect those challenging behaviors to road safety that need drivers/riders’ attentions. A tiny symbol of people has also been put into some designs to help create powerful and deep meaning. We hope when you see it, you’ll drive safely for both yourself and for the ones who care you. And when you share it, it's possible that you could help minimize the road accidents or even save people's life.
The name TipTip resonates the sound of water droplets signifying the importance of every drop by comparing it with the fuel in a scooter. As the consumption of fresh water increases worldwide it is expected that two thirds of the world population could be facing scarcity by as early as 2025 and TipTip is a playful design of a scooter-shaped faucet that nurtures water saving behavior among children. It makes children more conscious of consumption in a playful way while using for washing cleaning and brushing so that it can set up habits for life.
Olive is a wiki site that gathers and shares practical knowledge during a disaster. The project was named Olive, derived from the letter O (an emblem of the Japanese national flag) + Live (to live on). Ideas were quickly gathered with help from worldwide, on how to build necessities to survive in affected areas without the supplies. It achieved over one million page views within three weeks. It is still expanding today as a database of disaster countermeasures using collective intelligence.
Pandaid is a website dedicated to protecting lives from pandemics. It is co-edited by volunteers, including doctors, editors, and more. The editorial emphasis goes towards providing scientific facts in ways that are easy to understand and to implement. As part of the project, there're other developments, a face shield to prevent splashes, signage to protect social distance humorously, and posters to communicate its importance.
Anonymousociety is a social critique design project. In this project. Yan Yan created a non-existent secret organization named Anonymousociety. Anonymousociety wants to create a safe house where people can hide from the spotlights, escape from the attention, and let go of themselves. While creating this project, Yan Yan was using a mockumentary perspective to document the existence of Anonymousociety. This series of design works include a fan-made website, a magazine, a set of instructions and flyers etc.