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TED Socks

2016—Packaging, craft paper

One time when I was having a pretty rough time and feeling unmotivated, a friend of mine made a pep talk TED Talk playlist for me. Watching those videos warmed my heart. Just like a pair of socks on cold days. Inspired by my friend's sweet gesture, I made a product concept that could encourage people to do similar kinds of gestures. It would also add more thought to a rather cliché gift option, socks, wouldn't it?

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On the back side of the packaging are the summary and QR code link to the TEDtalk.

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The design of the socks corresponds to speaker and the topic of the TEDtalk itself.

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The packaging opening sequence:

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The folded paper inside prevents the pair of socks from sliding off the packaging and allows people to open the packaging without ripping the printed information on the paper.

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