Lucas Chung is a designer, coder, and maker

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Description

Cloud

A sound responsive installation for large spaces

Neural City

A trained neural network used to create realistic cityscapes

Moon Shot

An educational arcade game using a purpose-built controller

Thranger-2000

A digital Theremin with an acrylic and paracord enclosure

Stock House

A home designed to facilitate in the sharing of memories and traditions

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Process

Throughout my career I’ve designed buildings, brand activations, exhibitions, posters, furniture, websites and apps. Throughout my design journey, I’ve managed to distill a process that guides me or my team through any kind of project. It consists of five stages, each with specific behaviors and characteristics. This process can be scaled and iterated as well as molded to fit existing frameworks for design.

Learn

Every design project exists within a context whether it be cultural, historical, competitive or technical. This phase of my design process includes researching, analyzing and synthesizing everything from user needs, historic precedent, competition, program analysis and everything in between.

Characteristics of this phase:

  • Humility
  • Openness
  • Empathy

Make

After gathering lots of knowledge and information, the seeds of various design options begin to emerge. Several of these are destined for the trash can, but each needs to be considered in order to find the most successful options.

Characteristics of this phase:

  • Patience
  • Creativity
  • Courage

Refine

Of the several options generated in the “Make” phase, only some will prove to have enough merit to be refined. This stage takes the fittest options and develops them further into complete ideas or workable prototypes.

Characteristics of this phase:

  • Meticulousness
  • Perseverence
  • Decisiveness

Test

The designs that emerge out of the “Refine” stage are finally fit for testing. If its a product, potential users may be brought in to test. In other kinds of projects, the design may be presented to a broader audience in order to gain useable feedback.

Characteristics of this phase:

  • Optimism
  • Discernment
  • Curiosity

Evaluate

Based on the results of the “Test” phase, each design must be evaluated to see what worked and what didn’t Is there one that stands out above the others? Perhaps the best design must be refined further. This process can then be repeated from any phase until the design is complete and ready for launch.

Characteristics of this phase:

  • Detachment
  • Flexibility
  • Thoughtfulness