SUCKERS is the concept for a Mixed Reality docu-fiction series that investigates the lives of Vampires living in Shanghai.
Through a mixture of semi-directed interviews, written short stories, and completely unscripted conversations, SUCKERS aims to learn about what it’s like to be a human being living in one of the world’s most bustling cities while the world itself seems to be going through an identity crisis.
The posters that audience members were required to find in order to experience the project were modeled after Chinese propaganda posters. The design of these posters would not have been possible if it weren’t for ChinesePosters.net, a website that features a wide collection of Chinese propaganda posters from throughout the decades. In addition to the images themselves, the site provides context around the posters as well as translations of the text on certain designs.
I created on-boarding images and promotional materials for SUCKERS using designs created with code — p5.js to be exact. This portion of the project was exciting, I got to wed two of my passions — code and visual design — in a way I had previously thought impossible.
Before I decided to create SUCKERS as an experience hosted on the internet, I toyed with the idea of the project existing as a stand-alone app. Through my break down of the UX design process, you can see SUCKERS while it was still in its early stages of experience development.