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  • TWiST

    Well-being

    Imagine the place where you spend most of you time each day. Where is it? “On the chair” Imagine it as you most want it to be…

    1What is your number 1 vision for change that will make it that way?

    Sitting on a chair, this is one of the worst postures for human’s body, but we need to sit on a chair to work. However, all human beings are all different, and nobody has same body, thus, we cannot have perfect chair for individual. Ideally, the chair can be adjustable in any form and any size that reduce the stress of sitting for a body.

    2After your number 1 thing happens, how will everyone benefit?

    If it is possible to focus a benefit, everyone is released from muscle pain and stress of sitting long time, and they could work effectively.

    3Give some example of what you can do (on your own/with a group) to make your vision

    From physical direction, use transformable material and design. But we can plan how we would produce many people as much as possible as a group. Or we can plan how to build it by people. We can provide idea and system, then people who like this might build by themselves.

    Imagine your neighborhood the way you most want it to be.

    4What is your number 1 vision for change that will make your neighborhood that way?

    People are working as a group and there is several levels of groups. Neighborhoods are one of small local community that is the closest to you or your family. In any culture, people care about its distance between you and others. Ideally, a ...

  • 3M Window Film

    Environment, Industrial Design

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    I was walking down the street the other day and realized that a worker was covering the windows of a bank with a clear film. It was crystal clear and invisible once it was applied. After some research I found out that it was probably the 3M Window Film.

    This is what I found out about it: 3M Window Film is a super durable film, as seen in the picture, that you stick on the exterior of your windows. It protects the glass, covers cracks and holes, filters UV rays and other factors that cause fading of the color of furniture, hardwood and fabrics and a specific type also reflects heat and fights over-heating in summer. Under many circumstances, this can be a step to save some electricity and money spent on maintenance. Remember that sun can fade and yellow paperwork, magazines, books and photography so much faster, and I'm telling this from experience.

  • TWiST: The Way I See iT

    Community, Industrial Design

    The place I spend most of my time is my apartment in East Village. Above all things I would like it to be newer, that would be my #1 vision for change. If it was renovated with new and substantial materials, everyone would benefit from the drop in utilities and maintenance fees. What we can do is to change the windows with safer and better insulating ones and using self cleaning, dust repellent paint and finishes, like Teflon for exterior surfaces.

    My #1 Vision for my neighborhood would be for it to be cleaner with better garbage control. This would be in the benefit of everyone bringing the advantages of better pest control, cleaner and wider sidewalks and less odor. As the people of the neighborhood, we can help by wrapping our waste better, using proper garbage bins of adequate size and number, adopting garbage chute systems and keeping the street gardens well-kept.

    When I imagine the world the way I most want it to be I have the #1 vision for change of global fair trade and peace. If this vision can become a reality, it would cause a positive shift in the global economy, empower the middle class and allow people to do the jobs they want to do. To make this vision a reality, we can support fair trade industries and support groups and parties with anti-war agendas.

    The #1 vision for change that I want to work on is re-designing for the better world, seeing better opportunities in products and unfolding the opportunities while incorporating them into my designs.

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  • SUMMER 2008

    Arts & Culture, Fashion Design

    A MILLION SALES - .... MORE ON THE NEXT POST

  • TWIST

    Well-being, Environmental Design

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    My Country the way I most want it to be... What is "My Country?"

    Inexpensive to live?

    1 vision for change that will make it that way:

    Sustainability

    After your number one thing happens how will everyone benefit?

    Focus less on problems, and more on solutions.

    Give some examples of what you can do on your own or with a group) to make your vision a reality

    Log information daily, uploaded to a web database.

    check on your patience like checking for email.

  • Twist

    Communication, Communication Design

    Imagine the place where you spend most of you time each day. Where is it? In my room.

    Imagine it as you most want it to be.

    1. What is your vision for change that will make it that way? My room is always dusty because of the roadway near my apartment. I want to use a wearable cleaning device like a slipper for removing dust.

    2. After your #1 thing happens, how will everyone benefit? Everyone will not need to bend their backs to wipe their floors with wet duster; therefore, they won't spend their energy that they can do more worth thing than wiping floor.

    3. Give some examples of what you can do (on your own/with a group) to make your vision a reality. Auto cleaning machine already exists but many people cannot afford the high price machine. Moreover, some of busy people, who don't have a time, need to do exercise with the cleaning gesture because it waists a lot of energy from human body. It should be affordable and used by minimum energy for cleaning.


    Imagine your neighborhood the way you most want it to be.

    1. What is your #1 vision for change that will make your neighborhood that way? More communication will be better understanding.

    2. After your #1 vision happens. How will everyone in your neighborhood benefit? Everyone in my neighborhood will be closer than before, and understand more about each other’s culture. They haven’t known about other genders, races, and countries’ cultures in detail, so my vision will help people understand each other. In addition, lonely peop...

  • Twist

    Communication, Environmental Design

    Imagine the place where you spend most of you time each day. Where is it? in my conputer desk. Imagine it as you most want it to be.

    1. what is your vision for change that will make it that way?

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  • MyPOP

    Poverty

    Looking for exhibition opportunities for a fine art campaign which helps to raise awareness for the issues that circle around poverty...

  • Sustainable Transportation

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    During my stay in New York last week, I had the pleasure of meeting with Walter Hook of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (or ITDP). A 23-year old organization, ITDP consults on mass transit systems and urban development for cities and governments. They focus on providing sustainable transportation systems -- advocating and strengthening bicycle systems, developing low-cost rickshaws, implementing bus rapid transit systems (a significant decrease in cost over subway and other rapid transit systems) and stressing the importance of low-emission, safe development that accounts for population growth.

    ITDP is active worldwide working on several high-profile projects both in the US as well as developing world countries. During my stay in India back in February, I spent a day in Agra visiting the Taj Mahal, which is a hotspot for viewing the evolution of the cycle rickshaw ITDP developed for India. Their prior prototypes are in use throughout the city, addressing the cities need to preserve the Taj Mahal by reducing the amount of air pollution around the city. Their final design cost only $100 -- 300,000 are operating in nine of India's major cities. From their website:

    "In collaboration with local experts, ITDP developed design innovations that made India's traditional cycle rickshaw lighter, more comfortable, and easier to handle. The improved design increased the earning power of cycle rickshaw operators and drew passengers away from highly polluting,...

  • Biography

    Education

    I was the coordinator for community art outreach at National Arts Honors Society club in my high school senior year. We did couple art projects that involved student s to participate in the event, the finish works will be shown in public space. Oddly enough that I was assigned as coordinator since I was never an outgoing girl who knows how to talk and deal with people. I joined this club only because everyone else is doing, so it will make our transcript looks good. However, the experience of been able to plan, organize and create art leaded me to design field.

    I am now a senior in product design at Parsons. Coming to design school is a turning point in my life. To me, the difference of doing art and design is the difference between living in your own world comfortably and living in an infinite world desperately. Design is not just a desire profession, but it is a process for a higher self-expectations. The excitement of planning and creating new possibility and the risk of challenging the existence are very important when I am doing design. In order to push myself forward, I choose to work hard to achieve my goal; my toughness is just like the cactus growing in desert.

    I have confidence in my ability when approach to a new challenge. My strength is to show what I am capable of doing through skill and hard working, and cover up my weakness. At same time, my strength also allows me to avoid what I don’t do well. English had been one of my biggest shortcomings tha...

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