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Student Project: Julius Tarng, Project Modai

Cleverly defying my post from a few weeks ago about teaching students to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary way but have a deep mono-disciplianry skill set, Julius Tarng is wrapping up one of the most brilliant student projects I have ever seen.

Julius is designing a phone, really designing it, from the branding, to the industrial design, to animating hero UI flows. This is a very ambitious project. If that wasn't enough, he has opened up his process on the core77 discussion boards with 6 (six!) pages detailing every step along the way with lots of input from discussion forum regulars. It is amazing to see how Julius not only has the ability to execute all of the facets of the design, but also the capability to evaluate and incorporate the feedback to come back each week with a stronger design.

You might recognize Julius from our recent coverage of CMU's proposal for a new IDSA website. I'm anxious to see how this project wraps up, and where young Julius ends up working when he graduates this coming Spring!

Check out his progress in the discussion forum and give him some feedback >> HERE

Originally Published on core77


As a Creative Director at frog, Michael DiTullo has designed products for a wide array of industries including housewares, consumer electronics, automotive, medical robotics, fashion and performance footwear. Michael is also a weekly contributor to Core77, a global design magazine and resource. You can follow Michael on Twitter @michael_ditullo.