I am Lulu He, a visual worker. I am interested in speculative design, conceptual design, and interaction design. I studied environment design when I was an undergraduate. I used to think about design in an anthropomorphic way, and I create a series of conceptual furniture designs that satirizes consumerism and explored the hidden problems of emerging technologies. I use illustration and humour to convey that we are being monitored.
In addition to anthropomorphism, I also explore narrative in other ways, including a personal approach, starting from myself. I have a long history of digital addiction, like many people in contemporary society. It causes anxiety for people. Anxiety happens when we turn to our phones as a form of distraction or it can be an escape from anxious feelings in other areas of our lives.
I am a digital addict, and I want my work to enable people to reflect on their relationship with digital technology. At the same time, I am interested in speculative design, and how it has been applied in the TV drama Black Mirror or the movie Prometheus. I am inspired by the work of artists and designers such as Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby, and Sputniko.
I hope my future work can develop in two directions. Firstly, I think about how interaction design can bring more benefits to people and serve users. Second, I want to think critically and build speculative design models. Through such speculation, we can explore ethical and social issues in the context of daily life. My current work explores the impact of emerging high-tech on society, asking the audience questions of ‘What if…?’