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Design For Manufacture

Bian Wu

He is a Chinese designer with the background in industrial design and architecture. AI, neuroscience, and food culture are all areas of his focus. Nowadays, people’s spiritual world has lagged behind of the unprecedented scientific advancement. To deal with the “asymmetry” between technology and ideology, he is committed to combining advanced technology with easy-to-understand design language. He believes that design is not about obsession with development and leaving people behind; instead, the outstanding design should spur change of people’s awareness and help them better satisfy their demands because the core of design remains people forever.


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Degree Details

School of Design

Design For Manufacture

I am currently interested in how multi-sensory experience will change humans’ behavior and how people will use their senses in the future. I am also looking forward to opportunities in AI, robots, food design, future design and any area that could access to the latest knowledge and challenge myself!

ESP Watcher — What if people could feel the invisible dangers by themselves? Senses can be defined as the way in which creatures perceive external world. Although our environment is very different from hundreds of millions of years ago, we still have similar senses with ancient humans, which is not enough to help us face the existing risks.

background — For more and more invisible dangers, such as pm2.5 and ultraviolet rays, we cannot feel them in most cases, but they continue to cause damage to our health.Just using the data on the machine or the network does not help us to take timely actions to protect ourselves.


product UV: 1

product UV: 2

product UV: working principle

product PM2.5

product PM2.5: working principle — In this project, a set of wearable devices converts the real-time information of pm2.5 and ultraviolet rays into odor and vibration frequency, so that people can use their existing senses to perceive the invisible dangers.


New senses

trigger actions

danger threshold — When approaching the danger threshold, these sensory information will be triggered, and as the danger level increases, the odor and vibration intensity will become more intense. This will help people take protective measures in the face of chronic and invisible threats in a natural and effective way.

This project aims to explore how people can improve their behavior through sensory evolution in the future.
future sensoryhuman enhancementinvisible dangersproduct designSensory / Sensorial

how to eat giant insects on mars — This speculative project imagines a future in which humans eat giant insects on Mars!

cutlery — The project explores how humans will adjust their food systems in the absence of biological resources and imagines a set of Martian tableware designed for dismantling and consuming specially cultivated fast growing grasshoppers and mealworms.

timeline — Due to the limited space and resources in early space travel, insects will be the only source of protein that can be shipped to Mars. Forming an essential part of the Martian diet, scientists will use hormones to speed up insect growth cycles and reduce feeding costs; just like contemporary terrestrial chickens and beef cattle. Low gravity on Mars and oxygen-rich air conditioning will further super-size these creepy crawlies.

menu — The project envisions a future in which businesses cash in on the commercial potential to sell huge insects to people with limited and boring Martian diets. People will eat grasshoppers as big as lobsters and insect legs like drumsticks.These will become premium ingredients in Martian restaurants, carefully cooked and beautifully presented. Much like a crab, the exoskeleton of a giant grasshopper will not be able to be eaten directly, and diners will need to crack open its carapace to get at the meat inside. Its shell is also a good source of calcium, and diners will crunch on it piece by piece.

To improve the dining experience of this Martian dish, it is natural that people will need a special set of cutlery...

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