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Ying Xiao (designer)
Sven Travis (thesis advisor)
Katherine Moriwaki (thesis advisor)
Louisa Campbell (thesis advisor)
Andrew Zornoza (thesis advisor)


May 17 2018


is an immersive, digital installation that engages people with a multi-sensory experience while having tea. It combines an everyday tea set with real-time projections influenced by the tea drinker’s behaviors to transform the environment into a dynamic, traditional tea garden with natural scenes. Inspired by Asian tea ceremonies, Teaology takes tea drinking as meditation and enables tea tasters to experience the spiritual values of the tea ceremony, such as inner tranquility and harmony, without the complicated procedures of tea preparation and tasting. This paper documents the design processes of developing , from design imputes, domains and precedents research, rapid prototyping, user testing, aesthetic and technical implementation, the final deliverable product and future iterations.




Ying Xiao. Teaology. May 17 2018. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2018. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 Oct 2019.

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