This is my capstone project for the undergrad design program at the University of Washington. The entire project was completed during the COVID-19 quarantine with remote instruction. It is an academic exploration with no political inclination.
In 2019, a series of protests took place in Hong Kong against the proposed extradition bill. Many people who are exposed to both Chinese and Western media struggle to position themselves in this event due to the contradicting and fragmented information they received.
As a response, I designed Facets for those who are confused after receiving information from both Chinese and Western media. The goal is to help them better understand the protests from various perspectives. The intention is not to tell the audience what to believe, but to empower them to critically examine the information they receive by providing comprehensive information with nicely designed structure, and pointing out the language choice as well as sources of the information provided.
How might we create a digital experience to tell a lucid and comprehensive story of the 2019 Hong Kong protests?
Facets takes the format of scrolling and storytelling. The audience will go through 6 section of information as they scroll: Introduction, Timeline, Scale of Protests, Protest Motivations, About the Protesters, and End Notes.
Round I: Epistolary Interview (17)
Round II: Remote Interview (7)
Based on research, I identified my target audience & design opportunity.
Audience: People who have received information about the protests from both Chinese and western media.
Design opportunities: How might we create a digital experience to tell a lucid and comprehensive story of the 2019 HK protests?
After narrowing down the design direction from the ideation phase, I started to flesh out the website details. I finalized the site’s visual identity and information structure after rounds of iterations.