Interface Sociolinguistics Institute(ISL)

— Thesis Project

— Poster, 11 × 17 in

ISL–Interface Sociolinguistics Institute is a research group to study visual languages that comprise digital interface. Pointing out how design elements of the interface relate to the way we think, a mission is to provide interpretation of user interface visual languages in relation to our shared culture and help people know their visual characteristics and functions.

Interface Visual Languages 01—Message Bubbles
A Love Story
— Thesis Project
— Video, 750 × 1334 px

We can comprehend content without a word by only the form. Among many forms, message bubbles can uniquely read more through its length, color, and layout. This video shows how we love today.


Interface Visual Languages 02—Transparent Colors
— Thesis Project
— Video, 1920 × 1080 px

Software has a pattern and colors to represent transparent properties. This means we define transparency differently depending on what software we use or what kind of job we have. In this video, I used transparency as a visual metaphor searching for what it is a metaphor of.


Sound Design: Gahyae Ryu

Interface Visual Languages 03—INSTACOLOR
— Thesis Project
— Web

One color varies depending on filters. Depending on Instagram filters, several colors appear in one similar tone. In the distant future, Instagram could be a company that leads color trend and sets up a standard color system. This speculative website provides people with the colors that have been adjusted by Instagram filters.

Mixed Visual Foldable Booklet
— Booklet, 205 × 292 mm(Folded), Digital Printing

With the added fold-type elements, the originally single-sheet poster doubles as a foldable booklet. The layout emphasizes the diverse formal beauty of the circle.

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