Language identity

Anastasiia Yezhyzhanska

Anastasiia Yezhyzhanska’s project LANGUAGE IDENTITY aims to help gain a better understanding of ourselves and our emotions through the languages we speak. Her research finds that those who are able to speak multiple languages, claim to experience a change in personalities when changing between them. Particularly bilinguals feel different levels of emotions when they speak their first language as compared to their secondary languages, lending greater importance to self-identifying ourselves by language as it affects the way we feel, think and behave.
LAUNGUAGE IDENTITY collects the data of spoken language of bilinguals and analyses levels of their emotional reactions to different emotional phrases. The product is used in an isolated booth, measuring the user’s levels of emotions through E4 wristband technology. The collected data is visualised at the end of the user experience in the form of a pendant. This lasting memory can be shared on social media with friends.

Anastasiia Yezhyzhanska

My name is Anastasia and I am a user interface designer based in Berlin. 
In my works, I like to use experimental technologies and make a simple, minimalistic, effective visualization. I want to make people’s lives easier through product interface design. 
I have a background in marketing & advertising. I'm currently a student in the Visual & Experience Design MA program at UE Berlin.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Hopefully on Earth, still alive and physically and emotionally healthy.

What is a good design for you?

Simple creative solutions.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Working with 3D model and videos.

Who or what inspires you?

Nature. It has a lot of variations of colours and shapes.

How do you approach a new project?

Research a problem to find some insides. That helps to find a good solution.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Try to not procrastinate with your thesis project :) And communicate with other students and professors, their thoughts help to make projects better.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

Yes, I learned a lot during this year, not only about design. Project research changed my mind about some problems.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

I wanted to find a master course about UX/UI in Berlin. It appeared to be more than I expected.

What are you not going to miss in your studies?

Silence and turned off cameras on online lessons.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

We will do something fun with groupmates.

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