PROJECT NEST

Spring 2011

Project NEST (NEC Experiental Social Transit) was a collaboration between CMU ETC Osaka and NEC's C&C Innovation Lab in Japan to developed a futuristic simulation of a proposed vehicle we dubbed the 'Tomago'. Our responsibility was to design and implement all aspects of the simulation, including the city, vehicle concept, and scenario.

I worked as a programmer and implemented the vehicle controls as well as the object placements in the city. I also designed 'Kawaegg', the Tomago's OS character.

Tomago Interior
Tomago Interior

Inside the 'Tomago' car we designed

Tomago Exterior
Tomago Exterior

Renders of the Tomago's exterior appearance

Story Mode
Story Mode

Our simulation had two modes: a free play mode and a story mode where users could interact with other characters

Nest Story Mode
Nest Story Mode

In the story mode, the user would interact with other characters to showcase daily life using the Tomago car

Kawaegg
Kawaegg

Kawaegg is the OS character I designed for the Tomago. He (it?) instructs the user in how to use the Tomago controls

Station
Station

A render of what the intermodal station in our city looked like