Yijun Xing is an interdisciplinary student who completed her Master’s Degree in Interior Design and pass with Distinction at Glasgow School of Art and her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in China.
She is interested in combining interdisciplinary areas and has a great learning ability. She has a passion for innovation and her ideas run wild. During her postgraduate studies, she combined the rigorous and logical thinking of her background with creative design ideas to produce her graduation project, a phygital (physical mix digital) alternative retail store called Skinland.
In the current Covid-19 pandemic, the physical space is greatly affected by the new coronavirus crisis. As physical contact between people decreases dramatically, there is an increase in ‘skin hunger’ for humans as herd animals. And touch, as a sensory modality that integrates ourselves into the experience of the world around us, is increasingly proving to be of primary importance.
It is therefore particularly important that spatial design improves the isolation of physical space and makes people aware of the importance of the tactile senses to our experience and understanding of the world.