Summer after Freshman year I had the opportunity to intern in the Berkeley Institute of Design with Mark Fuge
. Under him, my summer project was to design the user interface for a tool to help designers explore conceptual metaphors to boost creativity.
Metaphors are a powerful tool for designers to ideate and communicate complex ideas. A visual aid to help extend these metaphors and explore them further can boost creativity and help explore new ideas. This tool is a visual representation of a metaphor database that allows the user to explore the metaphors in a fun, playful, and versatile way.