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A few explorations that keep my creative juices flowing

The Dancing Peacocks | Tessellation

"Playing around with geometry to create art"

A tessellation is a regular pattern made up of flat shapes repeated and joined together without any gaps or overlaps. The tessellations made by the famous Dutch graphic artist, M.C Escher have always fascinated me and hence, I decided to try my hand at it. 

After a lot of iterations, addition and subtraction of equal shapes from a hexagon resulted in this Peacock shaped tessellating unit.

The peacock is the national bird of India. This tessellation of the dancing peacocks celebrates the essence of being an Indian. What makes this country incredible is the eclectic blend of intertwined cultures and traditions which is truly reflected by the blue interlocking peacocks.

The tessellation can have multiple graphic applications. It can be printed on postcards, posters, t-shirts, etc. 

VR Headset for Meditation | Colour, Material, Finish Design

"Restyling the looks to change the perception"

As virtual reality technology has started advancing into our lives, the use of VR headsets has only gone up since then. While VR headsets are mainly used for entertainment purposes, the idea of open eye meditation via virtual reality is also gaining a lot of popularity these days. 

The idea behind redesigning the CMF of a VR headset was to promote meditation using virtual reality in corporate spaces where stress and anxiety have become a common problem. A few minutes of meditation can help relieve the stress.

While restyling the VR headset for meditation, white, blue and beige colours were used. These colours, along with the glossy not only blend in with the corporate work space perfectly  but also induce a feeling of mindfulness and tranquility in the user.

This small exercise of CMF design made me realize how the look and feel of a product determines the way it is perceived by the people. I also understood that multiple considerations needs to be taken into account while resolving the visual appeal of any product.