Xintong Guo (Be critical, it is not only about thinking critically about current designs, environment, and changes in the world, but designers also need to be critical of their works and always ask why so that we can improve every step of the way.)
As I studied in the innovation school at Glasgow School of Art, Design for me has gradually ceased to be simply human-centered, something that makes people’s lives easier. Through these four years of study, I have realized that my design thinking should be broader, that the world is not just about humans, but other living resources are equally important, and that how species can co-exist in the current environmental situation and how to achieve a regenerative future through design is of paramount importance to me.
In my future world， people are fully aware of the importance of preserving biodiversity, so they live in symbiosis with other living resources and other living resources also become legal residents in the city. Based on this worldview, humans try to communicate with insects to learn higher technologies for social development.
In this project, I used bees as an example try to investigate the possibility of communication between humans and bees, and after research, I found that Insects can sense each other through pheromones, the reason why they can feel each other’s pheromones is because of the Vomeronasal organ in their nasal cavity. This tissue can be found in the nasal cavity of newborn babies as a distinct structure.
So, I have designed a series of devices used by humans, Beegnal mimics the vomeronasal organ of animals and thus allows humans to perceive the pheromones emitted by bees. It can also respond by releasing low-frequency vibrational waves which cause changes in the pressure and movement of air particles in the surrounding area, allowing bees to receive responses. I hope that Beegnal achieves simple communication between humans and bees, resulting in mutual benefits.
The products are divided into three different wearable devices：
Bees communicate with each other in many ways, and one of them is by releasing pheromones. Insects sense each other’s pheromones through the Vomeronasal organ, also found in the human nasal cavity but degenerated. Seeg mimics the Vomeronasal organ of insects by enhancing the perception of nerve cells in the front of the nasal cavity to perceive the pheromones of bees.
The second part of communication is giving feedback when information is received. The other way in which the bees communicate is through dancing. Bees will use the waggle dance to show the rest of the group where the nectar is located. When people with an Infa dance to simulate the bee’s movements, the Infa releases low-frequency vibrational waves which cause changes in the pressure and movement of air particles in the surrounding area, allowing bees to receive responses.
Research has shown that when bees feel pleasure, their speed of movement and the frequency of their wing vibrations will change. rejoice amplifies and senses small vibration signals by replicating the vibration receptors in the legs of spiders.
LIANG FANG （wellness recipe）
In my future world, the human pursuit of living in a bacteria-free environment has led to a significant decrease in people’s immunity, then the high level of food contamination has caused humans to need to think of ways to better boost their immunity.
Liangfang, a brand established in 2045, is a medical restaurant that brings people an exclusive wellness recipe, we will select the best parasite eggs for human health in the season and create dishes for you. You can order our gut bacteria test kit in advance on our website, send your samples back to our lab, and then visit our on-site restaurant to enjoy your wellness meal. Our shop is divided into two parts, you need to pick up your results in the lab room and then take them to the restaurant， you will need to hand them over to our chef for the day, who will select the right parasite eggs for your dish. Our approach is different from rapid medical treatment, it is a long-term approach to healthcare, using parasites as a tool to regulate your body’s internal functions over time. Through our services, we hope to make people feel comfortable and relaxed in their dining experience so that they can feel confident in entrusting their health to us.