Student Work

  • Product Design (BFA)

    Yingying Yang


    We live in an era of smartphones and stupid people. While we enjoy the many benefits of this magical device, we are fatigued by its constant demand for our attention, which is disguised as an answer to our insatiable need for distraction and connection. Unhooked is a critical response to this modern condition, built upon a foundation of user testing that explores lighthearted, everyday physical interactions that counteract the effects of our problematic smartphone use. Unhooked is intended to be a continuous line of limited-edition, heirloom-quality phone prosthetics for millennials who wants to rewire their problematic smartphone use habits without disconnecting. The first collection of three is presented here.