Vivian Chen


Industrial Designer

ictus - Museum Package





2019

ictus is an experiential museum kit that combines an audio guide with a watercolor set to facilitate users’ artistic expressions while reflecting upon museum artworks.

Museums will rent ictus to patrons who have an interest in engaging with art in new ways.

Industrial Design
Branding Strategy


A New Way to Experience Art in Museums


Appreciate art with your own way of creative expression



The Brand -

What’s Next for Winsor & Newton Watercolor




The Problem with Museum Visitors


Visitors do not have a proper outlet to appreciate art



“There Are More Museums In The United States Than There Are Starbucks And McDonald’s — Combined.”


— The Washington Post













What if we could bridge the gap between observing and doing, and slow down the museum experience to allow time for reflection?














Winsor & Newton and museum Branding


ictus could be customized and branded for each museum using a color palette specific to the museum

Modular System For Quick Circulation


ictus is composed of 4 parts, each can be taken out separately for cleaning and replacement, making it easy for museum staff to prepare ictus for the next vistor

A Circular System




Design Details




Audio Guide


Short-range wireless technology allows for “tap to listen”. Visitors can choose to listen to the description of the painting while expressing their feeling.



Brush


Refillable water brush attaches to the side



Profiles and Dimensions




CMF






Design Process




Product Development


Key criteria:
  • Educational
  • Use watercolor to guide the tour
  • Sense of achievement
  • Customize individual experience
  • Compact mechanisms




Testing Designs in Museum




Model Iterations


Developing a compact and modular form that assures cleanliness at all times



Paint and Engage with Art




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