Parsons School of Design

BFA Communication Design

Thesis 2013

Amel Afzal
Fuse
Amel Afzal
Fuse

For a remarkable amount of people, the question ‘Where are you from?’ can result in a very lengthy explanation. Our world’s increasing technological advancement has resulted in an exponential expansion in communication and a corresponding shrinking between the poles. The rate at which internationalism and globalization is growing is astonishing and therefore now, more than ever, there is a need for a visual representation that depicts a global citizen. The presence and growth of a global identification system can play an integral part in the way we view identity and how it may evolve in this new cosmopolitan environment. The Fuse iPad application explores the themes of identity and globalization and attempts to depict a more accurate visual represen- tation for a global citizen. The intent of the application is to grasp all the facets of an international person and merge them into one form, making room for a more enriched and independent entity. Fuse holds your personal profile that you can customize and edit from the time you join to several years down the road. The app first asks you a series of questions that determines your map. The map feature is unique for each individual and is meant to change as you update your information. Your map can be obtained in 2D form as a graphic print or in 3D form as a solid object. In essence, the abstract graphic print or form is an unidentifiable composition that serves as homage to your experiences and memories.


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