Week Eleven

❊ New Explorations


What did you plan to do?

I decided to pivot my previous project direction from a personal platform to an installation. I would have to start to do it. 

What did you actually do?

These were the ideas I had: 

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I talked to Gretchen earlier, and I should just start to make the installation and test it out. 

The idea is to prove my hypothesis: Haptics affects memories.

Then I started to design the interface for the instruction of the experience from the storyboard draft I drew. 

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What surprised you?

It was really hard for me to decide on something, especially when an idea isn't solid enough. 

What you plan to do next week?

I will finish figuring out the objects offered to people, and designing interface. I will test out the idea during the break with friends. 

◆ In-class Presentation


Talking about Transportation

This week, Gina, Jessica and Omar did the last presentation, which is about transportation and wayfinding.  

Since wayfinding was a big part of my internship, a lot of the topics were no stranger to me and it was really interesting to hear it from another perspective. I was really stoked by the principles of Universal Design. It was mostly for products in terms of ergonomics and experiences, which brought me back to industrial design mindset. I enjoyed it a lot. 

We then were assigned to do a design sprint for the Yamasaki Family. 

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I was in the group with Jamie, Jackie, Alvin and Ruitao. We were mostly thinking about a seamless and effortless experience for someone who has never been to SFO.

Here is what we came up with: 

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Will Liang  ✿  2020