For my thesis investigation, I wanted to explore the benefits that lucid dreaming can have on an individual’s creative communication skills. So, what is lucid dreaming? Lucid dreaming is when the dreamer is in control of the present moment while dreaming. This exploration of control led to the development of a card game titled LUCID. The game allows the individual to conjure up the unimaginable. In addition to the deck of cards, I have created a book that holds the original dreams which inspired the designs within the deck.
As part of my design process, I have incorporated hand-drawn illustrations that are inspired by Native American, Celtic, Nordic and African art and textiles. I have chosen to represent this topic visually to introduce lucid dreaming to individuals unfamiliar with the subject and encourage them to explore lucid dreaming for themselves.
Thank you to all of the people who shared their dreams with me over the course of this project. I was intrigued by the places where your mind takes you.