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As featured on design boom

This project explored the development of an audio-visual design system using the generative design software Houdini, as part of my master’s research project at Victoria University of Wellington. The system uses the sound data of New Zealand bird songs as a design tool to generate artistic audio-visualisations based on human’s intuitive understanding of sound. Images from the project have been showcased on the digital design magazine 'design boom', as well as on the VUW School of Design Innovation website and various exhibitions around New Zealand. Prints are available for purchase.

A link to my thesis can be found here:

All work © William Shaw 2021

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Synaesthetic Sanctuary: Selected Work
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