Kip (Keep In Touch)

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Karen Jung

empathetic, playful, communicative

brand design | UI design | publication design

BFA'21

Hey! I’m Bokyung Jung. You can also call me Karen. I’m a visual designer & artist, currently studying at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a designer, I focus on exploring the ways that we can communicate empathy through visual language.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 

Kip —short for Keep in Touch— is an app concept designed for user to wrap up and look back on the past by collecting memories and turning it into an interactive archive shared with multiple people. It was inspired by the current situation that the Millennials and Gen Z face, where their limited time as a student is affected by this global pandemic.

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR PROJECT?

It was inspired by recalling my past experiences as an high school student when COVID-19 wasn’t an interference. Signing yearbooks at the end of the year was always a fond memory for me that strikes as a way to close the chapter and wrap it up nicely. Unfortunately, many people around the world did not get the chance to actively engage with the closure of their own chapters since the pandemic abruptly started. Kip is not only working as a mechanism of the memory book for those who feel like they missed out on that opportunity, but also a way to connect and strengthen these connection with others.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLASS?

Don't have a favorite class, but I can honestly say I really enjoyed Mitch Rice's typography class. Still my favorite professor I've had and learned a lot not only about typography and design, but also critiquing in an analytical, but comfortable environment.