Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

Feel: How do you best relax?
Brenden Ying

Contemporary work culture puts significant focus on getting things done and constantly being productive; naturally, people see the value in needing to relax and de-stress from time to time. However, people sometimes feel guilty or anxious about taking breaks because they do not want to take time away from the work that needs to be done. How can one find balance between relieving stress and maintaining productivity? When does taking a break become slacking off? In providing specific guidelines for relaxation but presenting them in a way that is manageable and inviting, Feel is hopefully a forward step towards finding harmony between work and leisure. Feel is a series of books that gives suggestions for a variety of relaxing activities, as well as background information on the health benefits of each type of exercise; it approximates the amounts of time each activity takes and provides ample space for the user to interact with the page—through writing, drawing, or other ways of adding personal content—and record the date and time of when the activity is done. In addition, each book in the collection has a different theme to which the activities are related, such as nature, city, or music, to accommodate people’s varying interests and preferences. In being specific in its instructions but simultaneously empty and carefree, Feel lets people be productive away from the work that stresses them and discover how they best relax.

Carolina Acosta

Carina Adijanto

Kathryn Adkins

Rosa Antonieta Andia Pastor

Che Ying Au

Nadia Bakst

Kevin Ballon

Tess Barber

Mercedes Beach

Trey Bedingfield

Evan Bender

Jan-Luca Berger

Liz Bergesch

Gabriel Berrios

Bianca Rose Bono

Zoe Sarah Bortz

Margot Bravi

Harlie Brindak

Stefania Brusatin

Shamma Buhazza

Daniela M. Casado

Edgar Castro

Dahye Chang

Alicia Chen

Jiayi Chen

Taylor Childers

Sanjana Chimnani

Yerang Choi

Caroline Chriss

Gregory Conte

Rafael Cordoboa

Gina Marie Costa

Karen-Cristina Cruz

Rachel Darmody

Amanda DeGiuseppe

Brittany DiPeri

Dariel Ben Dominguez

Phoebe Feng

Mark Foss

Lindsey Frazier

Anais Freitas

Amanda Goldstein

MaryAnn George

Camille Gervais

Sarah Gonzalez

Jessica Griscti

Anissa Hanley

Christa Herchek

Albert Hicks IV

Deja Holden

Mu-Ti Huang

Cari Hume

Zachary David Hurley

Anushae Hussain

Nicole Ignacio

Lama Kaddura

Sul Kim

Ji Hyun Kim

Hyerin Kim

Sunghoon Kim

Green Kim

Felicitas Kofler

Joan Koo

Hannah Kramer

Taiji Kuroda

Jasmine Lam

Alex Lardaro

Liberty Leben

Victoria Lee

Jayne Lee

Stephanie Leone

Crysta Leong

Sara Li

Liza Littlefield

Christopher Lucero

Huy Luong

Briana Lynch

Rachel Mak

David Marte

Nelle McDade

Kelly Merole

Marie Mhina

Riho Mineta

Regina Morgan-Muñoz

Ayla El-Moussa

Baki Mumkaya

Summer Myung

Caroline Newton

Sofia Oom

Adrian Ortega Pedraza

Rusbeny Pichardo

Maria Putri

Auriel Rickard

Nancy Rivera

Simone Roark

Emalis Robateau

Hussain Salahuddin

Benjamin Sands

Ariel Saura

Taleen Setrakian

Wren Sieber

Erinn Springer

Phuong Tran

Hilary Tunstall

Ujvala Abirami Vemparala

Gosbinda Vizarretea

Claudia von Hillebrandt

Marcus Washington Jr.

Jocelyn Wu

Jasmine Yacoub

Brenden Ying

Horin Yip

Christelle YuanYuan Zhang

Katie Zheng