Posted on Jan 11, 2016

SusE521.Project1.Process2

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Game concept:

The color is the first property draws the attention of workers in the area of the filed studies. Which characterized each site with different color. There are difference in colors in different horizons and that related to the impact on the type and amount of organic and mineral components of soil horizons.

Sustainable aspect: Our focus is about environmental protection and ecological development:
1- Hue, and it indicates the main colors of the spectrum is consider as a measure of the optical wavelength prevailing.
2- The degree of sparkle, meaning the degree of the relative clarity of colors.
3- The degree of optical purity prevailing, meaning purity or deviation from the dominant white color and gray color which is a measure of the rule of a single optical wave.

The meeting was about how we are going to rearrange the layout for the board. First we meet and we did some sketches.

Posted on Jan 09, 2016

SusE521.Project1.Process.1

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Process 1. Take the soil samples on each task site.

I and Andrew became a teammate for project 1 which is about the soil. We’ve got the task sites – Bee Hives, Veenker Golf Course, Coal Pile near Brokside, Coldwater Golf Links and Intersection Duff and Squaw Creek – are following the Squaw Creek at Ames. Thus, we stopped four sites of these five on the last Friday afternoon, even though the weather was not good condition to visit there because of rain. We will visit one remaining site later, when the water level will become enough low to get soil under the water. However, it was a good and new experience for us. This post is about the log that we did on the last Friday.

Posted on Jan 08, 2016

698.Project4.Process.3

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The headphone for baby.

Initially, I made two prototypes of the headphone for baby. From first process, I decided to combine both of previous prototypes. For second prototype, I selected different material with previous one, such as T-shirt and cotton wool. Thus, this headphone could be used not only a headphone but also a cushion.

2nd Prototype
2nd Prototype
2nd Prototype
2nd Prototype

Posted on Jan 08, 2016

698.Project4.Process.2

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The Prototypes of babies’ headphone.

Among three previous idea, I selected one idea that is the headphone for baby. For this headphone I did some prototype sketches. One thing that I considered that the most important aspect for my headphone design is “Flexibility”, because baby do not sleep without movement, even if adult also sleep with dynamic movement, but they didn’t know that.  

Sketches

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Sketch 1. The concept of the first sketch is headphone bar with flexible movement. Mothers could change the form of this according to their child’s sleeping position. 

Posted on Jan 08, 2016

698.Project4.Process.1

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It is the first process for the project 4, I sketched of the headphone for three different context.

Context 1. For baby to want to sleep with mommy’s sound
Baby always want to keep sleeping, but it is difficult for them. Because they are so much sensitive the sound. Mothers try to them to sleep well, through hugging, singing and whispering. However, if mothers fell a sleep already or mothers have to so something, then it could be hard to solve this problem. For solving this problem, I suggested idea of headphone for baby who want to sleep.p4.1

Posted on Jan 08, 2016

698.Project3.Process.1

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Change Human Behavior

When I went to design cafe for buying sandwich, sometimes there are lots of people already.
I felt inconvenience for ordering sandwich, because line up people made a wall to block to pick order sheet as you see below images.

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<Location of Order Sheet>

Posted on Jan 08, 2016

698.Project2.Process

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Project 2 in ARTGR698 is that creates and records sound from object with object microphone and hand recorder. The aim of this project is that I have to make a sound with object by using ten design principles: Anomaly, Symmetry, Asymmetry, Texture, Direction, Gravity, Density, Harmony, Pattern and Scale. Hand recorder and object microphone are very powerful equipment to catch the sound that I made. For this project, I chose the object that is spray paint. It is my first time to make sound with object, it’s very interesting way to study sound for me.

Posted on Jan 08, 2016

698.Project1.Process

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Sound Map

I chose the area which is north side on the 2nd floor of the College of Design building to hear the sounds and to make a sound process map. For 30 minutes, I was trying to hear sounds and make an image map. College of Design building has the A trim, so I could listen so much echo sound from the front and backside of me. I got the chaos from the echo sounds because I could not figure out that where the sound came from and also the echo sounds were very loud. So, I drew circle, triangle and rectangle shape with a volute line. Also, on my backside, I could hear a little bit quiet echo sound than A trim sound, this sound was regular interval and tone. Thus, I illustrated this sound to the volute circle line. I thought that it might become from installed machines. A black rectangle means a door. There are three doors near me, one is the restroom door, another is a classroom door and the last one is the stair door. I saw just only one person crossed me for 30 minutes, the female student tried to open the classroom door but she couldn’t, then she crossed me and went to the stairs, but I couldn’t know that where she was going to. Different scale circles mean her step sound. Also, I was able to hear the restroom door sound after a flushing sound on my left side. So, I could figure out that the restroom is on my left side, even though I could not see the door or any signage. Therefore, I could hear the elevator sound frequently, which has regular tone and rhythm. So I sketched this sound with a wave line.

It was my first exercise in ARTGR 698 class about the sound. This exercise was pretty exciting to me, although I confused cause various sounds. For the next exercise, I will select another place to make a listening map, I don’t decide yet. But, I really expect everything that I will be able to get through this exercise.

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