Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2022

Humo
Shuming Xu

Digitization of one's identities and memories could benefit the sustainability of humanity. NFT, also known as non-fungible token, is an example of digitizing physical assets. While existing NFT marketplaces sell digital artworks, would it be possible for future NFT to accommodate "humanity items" like personal objects, photographs, and videos?

Humo is an everlasting ecosystem of human legacy, with a mission of building a sustainable inheritance of humanity. By designing a digital platform that converts individuals' identities and memories into digital items, users may sell their legacy and collect others' legacy in the Humo community. Technically, unique functions like VR room and tendency chart are created to assist buyers in understanding the items with more veracity. Humo also has its own forum for users to share opinions and learn from others' viewpoints. Visually, Humo APP categorizes all items into "memory" and "identity" items, with memory represented by bluish-purple and identity represented by yellowish-red. This visual feature applies to the items and the Humo logo for implanting a stronger sense of sustainable humanity.

By encouraging the inheritance of identity and memory, the individual legacy could be passed on to the next generations, and so does humanity.

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