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Here's A Weird Box is the product of Kevin Chao and Johnny Lee's exploration in alternative therapies for their senior thesis work. The idea evol… Read More
Here's A Weird Box is the product of Kevin Chao and Johnny Lee's exploration in alternative therapies for their senior thesis work. The idea evolved from a general interest in developing solutions for social issues and took the form of an exhibition that serves as a social experiment investigating the efficiency of light and sound as therapy. The intention of the box is to create an unconventional therapeutic space that removes the negative connotations of seeking formal therapy, while also creating an experience that is affordable to the general public. The box will anonymously collect user data that can reveal trends on specific light and sound frequencies' effect on mood, ultimately allowing people to find settings that can be used to help alleviate situational feelings of negativity on a regular basis. Read Less
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Here's A Weird Box is the product of Kevin Chao and Johnny Lee's exploration in alternative therapies for their senior thesis work. The idea evolved from a general interest in developing solutions for social issues and took the form of an exhibition that serves as a social experiment investigating the efficiency of light and sound as therapy. The intention of the box is to create an unconventional therapeutic space that removes the negative connotations of seeking formal therapy, while also creating an experience that is affordable to the general public.

The box will anonymously collect user data that can reveal trends on specific light and sound frequencies' effect on mood, ultimately allowing people to find settings that can be used to help alleviate situational feelings of negativity on a regular basis.
 
 Footage from the opening reception. Shot by Michael Patti.
 
THESIS POSTER
Thesis poster, hung outside of the room. The box graphic represents the dimensions of the room and is a motif throughout the variety of collateral in this project.
 
COLOR CHANGING NOTEPAD POSTER
Each piece of paper is a unique inviatation to the event
Johnny goes to flip the notepad...
He's doing it! He's flipping the notepad!
Creating "Notepad-posters" based on the dimensions of the box. These take-aways were an informal invitation to the box, and gradually changed in color to match the background of the poster, representing each person's personal and unique experience in the box.
An example of one of the posters hung up at Pratt Institute. This sequence was taken over a period of six days.
 
PLEXI INVITATIONS
Mailed out to several NYC design studios
VIP Invite, digital version.
 
INFORMATIONAL PAMPHLET
Records each user-experience code
Pamphlet/poster. Used to record user experience code on the poster and general information on the back. Each attendee at the opening received a unique poster.
Assortment of pamphlets in  unique colors and orientations
 
BOX CONSTRUCTION
 
WEBSITE DESIGN
Consisting of a survey, as well as a documentation of data compiled by the users
 
 
OPENING RECEPTION PHOTOGRAPHY
 
THE DESIGNERS
From Left To Right: Johnny Lee, Kevin Chao
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
 
Zut Alors! - Exhibition Space
Nazmul Hassan - Web Developer
Janine Wang - Architect
Mike Finkelstein - Photographer
Michael Patti - Videographer