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On Spring Yu, Undergraduate Design Fellow

On Spring Yu, Undergraduate Design Fellow

Tiltfactor: Hi Spring! Can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do at Tiltfactor?

Spring: I’m a Dartmouth ‘19, and I have been working at Tiltfactor on and off since my freshman spring. This is my 4th term working at the lab! I am currently an undergraduate fellow at the lab working on graphics, illustration, user interface, and user experience design. This means that I do a lot of the design work for layouts of what the screen looks like in our digital games, and I make decisions about how to draw the players’ attention to things they need to look at in order to have a good time in the games.

Tiltfactor: What projects are you currently currently working on?

Spring: I just finished up working on illustration and design for a prototype game code-named “Potions,” in which players collect ingredients and figure out how to combine them into magical potions, taking temperature into account. I’m also working a bit on a version of our “Dark Secrets” digital campus tour for UBuffalo, designing the user interface elements and illustrating characters. Right now I’m working on creating a character design for an upcoming Virtual Reality puzzle game called “Entangled”.

Just to help you get a brief taste of what Spring does, here are a few snapshots of the parts of “Potions” that she has helped design:

EMPTY POTIONS BOTTLE:

POTIONS BOOK:

THERMOMETER:

THE CAULDRON:

THE FINISHED PRODUCT:

Tiltfactor: What is a significant obstacle that you have faced while working on a project, and how were you able to resolve it?

Spring: I’m not sure if there was ever a very big obstacle, but whenever I get stuck on something, I get other Tilt members’ feedback/opinions and it helps me to rethink what I’ve done as well as recenter my efforts on the most important aspects of whatever I’m doing.

Tiltfactor: What would you say is your favorite part about working in the lab?

Spring: My favorite part of working in the lab is that I can work on a lot of different projects and get a lot of experience in different fields.

Tiltfactor: Is there anything else you would like to add about the work you do in the lab?

Spring: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It’s fun!

Stay tuned next week for an interview with Nick Feffer, our second undergraduate design fellow!

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