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  • Summary.I designed an interactive exhibit to educate people about gene therapy and address different concerns about it (ethical, cost). I wanted to show that genetic manipulation isn't inherently a bad thing, especially for use in treating illness in somatic cells, so I did some research on a few diseases that currently have no cures, but for which researchers are developing possible gene therapy treatments. The exhibit consisted of a Build-a-Bear that people could interact with by stuffing objects in it that signified mutated genes and edited genes, a video showing that outwardly there’s no apparent difference in the “edited bear” and the “normal one,” a clipboard of medical documents with information about the different diseases, and a typeface I made using only the letters A, C, T, and G, emulating how every living thing is made up of only adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine.
  • Role.Designer
  • Tasks.Conceptualization, Design
  • Tools.Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe InDesign