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Tomoko Araki

New York, NY, United States

Member since March 10, 2008


  • Raising Awarenes about Global Warming

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

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    Tilted World Raising Awareness about Global Warming

    The background research for my project was supported by Environmental Defense, New York.

    Issue: People who live in industrial countries are not aware of the effect of global warming in their everyday lives. They knew what global warming was when asked, but they are not taking actions or not so sure of what they need to do to address this issue. Our minds are so focused on the idea of convenience that we are not conscious about how our actions are destroying our planet.

    My design solution is to create conversational installation hourglasses to raise awareness and desk top widget to educate people to take action. The hourglasses contain worldwide scenes of global warming issue. Each bulb shows scenery of the action and the consequence, before and after the problem, and the cause and effect of global warming. Desktop widget, Desktop widget is a small application, which provides users relevant information on a daily basis to fight against global warming.

  • Raising awareness about global warming

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    Design21_177_

    Tilted World Raising Awareness about Global Warming Time is running out!

    The background research for my project was supported by Environmental Defense, New York.

    Issue: People who live in industrial countries are not aware of the effect of global warming in their everyday lives. They knew what global warming was when asked, but they are not taking actions or not so sure of what they need to do to address this issue. Our minds are so focused on the idea of convenience that we are not conscious about how our actions are destroying our planet.

    My design solution is to create conversational installation hourglasses to raise awareness and desk top widget to educate people to take action. The hourglasses contain worldwide scenes of global warming issue. Each bulb shows scenery of the action and the consequence, before and after the problem, and the cause and effect of global warming. Desktop widget, Desktop widget is a small application, which provides users relevant information on a daily basis to fight against global warming.

  • Tilted World

    Arts & Culture

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    The mission of my thesis project is to design humorously poignant products to raise awareness of global warming.

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design