June 13-15, CCCB Vestíbul Theatre
Keywords: Refugee Children, Jiang Jian, Web, Interaction Design, China
Inspired by the Mothers’ Movement in China and European countries during World War II, this poster presents the rationale, implementation, and social and cultural influences of Cradlr, a human-centered digital network concept designed to keep refugee children, who don’t have cell phones, connected with their families, resources, and heritage.
This poster presents the rationale, implementation, social and cultural influences, and historical background of Cradlr: An Interaction Design for Refugee Children, a human-centered digital network concept designed to keep displaced children—the most vulnerable group who doesn’t have cell phones—connected with their families, resources, and heritage. Inspired by the Mothers’ Movement in China—a women’s movement rescued and educated 30,000 refugee children—and European countries during World War II, this project goes beyond the realm of digital product design in an attempt to find a humanitarian solution for a complex social challenge. It envisions a global network preserving a collective memory that might help displaced children to overcome many adversities and receive more love and brighter futures.
- Jing Zhou is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, researcher, and professor in the US. Her work has been shown and collected internationally including: Triennale Design Museum, Milan; British Computer Society, London; Asian Cultural Center, Manhattan; SIGGRAPH Art Gallery; ISEA; IEEE GEM; CAA; Ars Electronica .ART Global Gallery; Les Abattoirs Museum, France; Royal Institution of Australia; Danish Poster Museum; Golden Turtle Festival, Russia; Athens Digital Art Festival, Greece; Taksim Republic Art Gallery, Istanbul; FILE, Sao Paulo; Korean Visual Information Design Assn.; Goethe Institute Alexandria, Egypt; Yale University; Aalto University Design Factory, Finland; public collection of the WRO Media Art Center, Poland; Waikato Museum, New Zealand; Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic; and Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco. Jing received the Creative Work Award of the 2020 Design Incubation Communication Design Educators Awards, the UX Design Award of the 2021 Peru Design Biennial, and many more in the US, Europe, and Asia. http://www.jingzhoustudio.net