ASU Design Excellence Winner Fall 2018

WaterWorks

an interactive art installation featured in Scottsdale Public Art's annual Canal Convergence event

WaterWorks is an educational micro-experience interaction that focuses on the concept of "working for water". The installation features an iconic water pump and an array of water bottles. By operating the pump, the water bottles symbolically "fill up" one by one as indicated by an illumination underneath each of the vessels. This interaction is intended to trigger users to think about how water is obtained and the need for conservation.

Designed and created by Cindy Kim & Ting-Yu Lin

Aug 2018 - Nov 2018

12 weeks

project goals + challenges

design and fabricate a fun interactive art installation using water + art + light

$300 budget / no power outlet / withstand 10 days of abuse in public

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materials used

the event

Canal Convergence is a public art festival that introduces a series of free educational activities and interactive art installations at the Scottsdale Waterfront.

The 10 day event showcased 11 exhibitions and attracted over 200,000 visitors.

 

Unfortunately, due to the aggression of the public's curiosity, WaterWorks met its death on the 8th day of the event. However, witnessing real-life user interactions and experiences from so many different people was heavily valuable and rewarding.

The fun and interactive exhibit experience of DROPS and CUMULUS would not have been possible without the collaboration of my Industrial Design Junior Studio, Master Interior Architecture Studio, and Tonalea K-8.

Special thanks to: 

Scottsdale Public Art / ASU Design School Fabrication Shop Guys / Sahas Chitlange / John Patterson 

© 2019 Cindy Eunsoo Kim