Designed by Tera Nguyen

Design a sculpture as a gift for a young patient.

ROLE

Artist

MY RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. User research

  2. Conceptualize 

  3. Prototype

CLIENT

Phoenix Children's Hospital

DURATION

2 months, 2011

TYPE

Metal sculpture

(1'8 x 8" x 2')

TEAM

2 Designers

TOOLS

AutoCAD

Laser cut

Water jet

CNC

"Frame-a Dream" is a sculpture that inspires a 15-year-old patient to

follow his dream of becoming a Cardinal's football player. 

MY CONTRIBUTION
  • I designed and fabricated the sculpture.

  • I communicated with the user and his family to iterate on the design.

CHALLENGE

Rafael had cancer and spent most of his life in the Phoenix Children's Hospital. My team was not sure what to create for Rafael that would be meaningful to him.

MY PROCESS

1

2

3

User interviews

Design 2D/3D

Prototype

Build

"I want to become a Cardinal's football player"

Rafael, 15 years old

1

Research

2

Design

[ Concept 1 ] The Wings of Touchdown

Human's muscles = strength

[ Concept 2 ] The IM|POSSIBLE Triangle 

[ Option 3 ] Superhero Wearable

3

Build