Victor Badami II




( wintersession 2017 x spring 2018 )

instructor(s) : Tom weis, Andrew Mau, ryan lesser



We intend this game to be played by and accessible to all ( in schools, amongst friends x family, in old-age homes, etc+ ).  Our game transcends cultural and generational boundaries, allowing people from all walks of life to engage in play. Furthermore, recognizing patterns stimulates the mind and encourages cognitive development! Play to recognize.


About the creators.

DAVID X VICTOR met at RISD in 2017, both graduates looking to complete their 2.5 year Masters of Industrial Design. As fate has it, they were assigned as partners for a week long design charratte, charged with the design brief of creating a game ( card game, board game, etc+ ) that imparts knowledge in some respect on the users through the guise of play. They believe they created a game people will want to play! 


David Walden

“The two qualities that I respond to most are functionality and materiality. In my mind, the success of a design is directly proportional to its functionality. While I appreciate the effort and innovation that goes into creating a refined piece of software or web page, I find myself quickly losing interest if there isn’t some tactile element to the experience. Physical interaction is an important part of the human experience, and it’s crucial for cultivating healthy members of society.” 


Victor Badami II

“In design, I find I am most drawn most to the visual and tactile qualities of an object. Clarity of form and cohesiveness of an object’s parts together establish a visual logic and story. Beyond what you can see, is what you can feel and it is an object’s tactile nature that can further reveal a function by engaging the hand. This relationship between the hand and eye can create intrigue and be revealing in understanding an object/design. While instinctually drawn to minimalism and restrained design, I believe in the subtle layers of meaning that may not be initially identifiable until closer scrutiny and in turn impart more understanding.” 

↟ initial prototype : "birth of a classic",  wintersession 2017