What is your ambition?
Our life is determined by what we do for a living. A designer’s job is not about working in a fancy studio, or being part of a billion-dollar advertising campaign. If we take away the glamorous façade of a designer, and see ourselves as ordinary human beings, the bigger picture of life would be revealed. With the fast-paced nature of the world, I plan to expand my skills in order for applied design thinking to stay relevant for the better good. What I do now will be outdated 10 years later, so I hope to keep learning.
How do you hope to contribute to Singaporean design; or to the discourse of Singaporean design?
I hope to apply assistive technologies in educational institutions, so that learning experiences can be enhanced. At the same time, I hope to contribute to the digital technology and contemporary arts scene by pushing the boundaries of interactive design and data.
How do you envision the state of Singapore design to be 10 years from now?
Singapore has already put into action a plan: by positioning our city to become one of Asia's biggest cultural and artistic hubs. Unlike New York, we are still a young nation. But I hope a decade from now, there will be more citizens who will pursue the creative field and create cutting-edge design that is more than what meets the eye. There will be more inter-disciplinary collaborations between communities of practice, such as institutions, organisations and the design industry, making our city a more vibrant home to live in.
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