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A Good Life 6 - Parsons The New School for Design

A Good Life 6 - Parsons The New School for Design

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    Group members: Areum Joo, Emily Kim, Hironao Kato, Nicole Kung

    Project: Recoup Student: Jiyeoung Lim Problem: E-waste Irresponsible consumption and unsustainable product life cycle Mission: to lengthen lifespan of mobile phones NFP: Collective Good

    Strengths

    • The concept pinpoints a specific area of e-waste (cell phones)
    • Reuse, reduce, recycle
    • Designed to fit the general mass market

    Weaknesses

    • Solution ➢ Over complicated ➢ Very expensive to develop as an actual product ➢ Requires a redundant amount of transportation resource ➢ Cell phones are of incredibly high technology Parts are likely to be outdated by the time it reaches the manufacturers ➢ Not appealing to for-profit companies
    • Material ➢ Wood: issues with durability, sustainability, and conductivity. What happens to the plastic shells of used cell phones? ➢ Circuit board unlikely to be reused

    Proposed idea

    • Problem with current project ➢ Too expensive and difficult to manufacture ➢ Does not actually solve the issue regarding e-waste ➢ The design feasibility is questionable

    We recognize that Jiyeong’s main goal was to create an alternative use of e-waste. To help actualize her vision, we have broadened our scope to all types of circuit boards in addition to cell phones. Currently we have very limited resources to safely dispose of circuit boards, therefore we propose to up-cycle the e-waste into architectural material. With this solution, we hope to develop various means of tran...

  • TESSERA DECOMPOSITION

    Communication, Industrial Design

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    Group members: Lee Winfield, Shintaro Monden, Michael Tsang

    Tessera Decomposition

    Christian John NFP: INEE (Inter Agency Network for Education in Emergencies), IRC (international Rescue Committee

    Problem

    Help Iraqi children with trauma caused by the violence they were exposed to, war casualties and fleeing their homes.

    Christian’s solution

    Design a puzzle game made out of ceramics where the parts carry family member’s names to start up a conversation between the family elders and other relatives and the young children suffering from trauma.

    Our take

    As a group, we appreciated the effort to try to create a sense of family and community by opening up the conversation between the different age groups. However, we feel that the game is not challenging enough for all age groups and would get boring after played various times. We accept it as an ‘ice breaker’, a first attempt to start a conversation and play an enjoyable game in harsh conditions. At the same time, we feel that its benefits are very short term ones and would not assist the children in their lives as a whole.

    Christian chose ceramics for the game pieces as it is a rather cheap, natural resource found in the middle east. However, we doubt the actual local manufacturing of this game in the local community. We also are concerned with the usage of the game pieces as weapon due to their weight, fragility and sharpness.

    The usage of local ornamentation is an important part of the design. We agree with...

  • TWiST

    Community

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    I would say I spend most of my time in Manhattan each day. After imagining it the most I want it to be, the number one vision for change that will make it that way is being able to provide the homeless with homes or shelters. If it were to happen, city streets would be a bit cleaner, there wouldn't be the constant scent of urine lingering in the air, and pedestrians wouldn't be constantly harassed or pestered. To make this a reality, I could participate in a group that could brainstorm on systems or shelters that would provide what they need to at least prevent them from inhabiting the streets. It would have to be something that doesn't require a lot of money and wouldn't interfere with the environment that it is situated in.

    Imagining my neighborhood the way I most want it to be, the number one vision for change would be providing jobs for people, specifically immigrants, or at least educating them on how to obtain a job. People and the local economy would benefit from this change because they wouldn't be crowding on the streets every morning during the week waiting for a job to come to them. A community center type program could be arranged that would make them aware of what's available for them out there and what they could possibly do for a job.

    As for my country, imagining it the way I would most want it to be, the number one vision for change would be for the people of the United States to act more responsibly in all that they do in their day to day life. In the end, ...

  • Decomposing Thesis

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    Group members: Thomas Tan, Grace Tsai, Tae Lim from Bridget's class.

    As a group we presented a previous senior thesis project that was focusing on the environment. Takeshi Seki worked with a not-for-profit-organization called CENYC, their focus has been improving New York City environment for over thirty years now, and they emphasizes the awareness among new Yorkers as their main focus. Takeshi’s approach towards this thesis project was to reduce the carbon dioxide through installing reinforcements for trees so that it could prevent traffic from hitting it, and also providing more green in the city due to the lack of parks we have in New York City.

    The strength of this project is to gain awareness of environment in New York City, the benches he designed increases the social engagement in the urban community. However, the concept of reducing carbon dioxide from furniture making is not effective due to the lack of information on materials usage and production. Furthermore, his design in general wasn’t relatively connected to the environment; and as well as the function doesn’t speak for its design. Lastly, Takeshi Seki wasn’t able to adapt his not-for-profit-organization into his final product.

    Through analysis of Takeshi Seki’s thesis, we all approved that there are many different ways to approach this issue. One of the ideas we came across was to produce more oxygen by processing photosynthesis without greens or transferring carbon dioxide into oxygen thro...

  • Twist

    Communication, Industrial Design

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

    -Mountain trail

    1. Imagine it as you most want it to be. What is your #1 vision for change that will make it that way?

    No riot, peace,

    1. After your #1 thing happens, how will everyone benefit?

    Riot makes extreme loss in politic or economy, it is good to decrease the number of riots as possible.

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

    People should carefully listen to the others opinion.

    1. What is your #1 vision for change that will make your neighborhood that way?

    Make neighbors to recycle

    1. After your #1 thing happens, how will everyone benefit?

    There are some neighbors who do not recycle and this can cause a problem in recycling process. Recyclable materials also get buried in the land fill. If people recycle carefully, one can save material and not waste it.

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

    Placing recycle bean everywhere, such as hall way, or street

    1. What is your #1 vision for change that will make it that way?(country)

    In most of the countries, the population density is inclining to capital city, because many enterprises are compounded in the city. As large number of young people moves in to the city from outer city, olds are left alone in the providence. Therefore, the percentage of employment in suburb or provinces automatically goes low and populat...

  • TWiST - Brett Allcorn

    Communication, Industrial Design

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    A place I spend most of my time... The gym

    1. The NYSC gym I attend in NYC could definitely benefit from more space. There is barely enough room for the existing machines, things are constantly re-arranged to make room for new or more equipment but never seem to improve conditions
    2. More space means more room, less waiting, less conflict, congestion and stress.
    3. The bottom line is always money. Space is limited in New York City so how can we make more space without costing the gym more money? Or could a bigger space actually make the gym a better profit somehow? Smaller machines, more compact exercises, new techniques to exercise all work great.

    4. My neighborhood the way I most want it... more grass growth and nature. Less rigity and organization.

    5. This would create more room for expression, which perhaps could lead to problems in NYC - although this doesn't seem to happen in existing public spaces. Limited expression is a better description.
    6. Space is distributed by the city. It seems every inch of NYC is zoned for some purpose with tons of DO NOT's attached to it. The proposal should be conservative and well thought out with a clear benefit. Growing more trees and plants needs to seem much more appeal than the traditional block layout in my neighborhood.

    7. Imagine my country the way I wanted it to be... the change that needs to take place is in economic policies.

    8. A better economy would mean more money for everyone, better schools, and better neighborhoods. It seems to improve everyt...
  • Twist and Shout

    Well-being, Communication Design

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    The place where I spend most of my week is at my desk at work. It is stale and static and I would prefer a more dynamic flexible work space. I believe this would benefit everyone in the office space because it would be able to adapt to changes in workload, policy and mood.

    The change I want the most for my neighborhood is greater respect for one another and respect for the community itself. I believe this would lead to cleaner and safer streets. Community based events and a localized campaign via signs, installations and other medium could help resolve this issue.

    During this period of political frenzy in the USA I can't help but desire not just a new President but complete political reform across all three branches of our government. I feel it is not only crippled in some areas but predominantly reflects the interests of big business and not the people. To ever bring such change I think more awareness and information needs to be brought to the public. The current mainstream media is failing.

    In regards to the world, my greatest vision would be for completely free unrestricted, uncensored, near instant global communication. Essentially a true WWW. By having a free exchange of ideas and a world bank of knowledge that anyone could tap into with ease and speed I think we could bring parity and political reform across the globe.

  • Product_132_

    Imagine the place where you spend most of your time each day. Where is it? School

    Imagine it as you most want it to be.

    Not only myself but most of Product Design students spends lots of time at school doing homework than any other departments’ students. I think in school they should have more proper eating area. A lot of classrooms don’t allow any foods and many students eat their meals in dusty classrooms or studios. If there is a proper eating area, students will have healthier life during school year where they spend lots of energy. To make my vision reality, I could submit a suggestion to a student council.

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

    I wish my neighborhood becomes less noisy place. It is always crowed and noisy in Manhattan. And I think that makes people more stressful and emotionally unstable. Few days ago there was a construction going on until 3 o’clock in the morning and they started again in the 7 o’clock. I think there should be a window specially designed to absorb the noise. This will give people good night sleep and less stress from the noise. To make this reality, I could research a new material to design a new sound proof window.

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

    This is a hard question for me because I grew up half of my life in Korea and the other half in Canada. However, for both of the country, I wish Korea and Canada to be recognized as leading countries in the field of design. To make the...

  • TWIST

    Well-being

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    Personal

    Imagine the place where you spend most of your time each day. Where is it? Home

    What is your #1 vision for change that will make it that way? always neat and tidy

    After you #1 thing happens, how will everyone benefit? helps me to be more organized and sets my mind at ease.

    Give some examples of what you can do (on your own/with a group) to make your vision a reality. understand what system works best for you, in terms of level of maintenance, functionality, and feasibility.

    Neighborhood

    What is your #1 vision for change that will make it that way? to see a real recycling program in action

    After you #1 thing happens, how will everyone benefit? reduce our eco footprint

    Give some examples of what you can do (on your own/with a group) to make your vision a reality. Contact owners and superintendents of each building and store, work out a realistic system that maximizes efficiency for janitors and ease of use for tenants

    Country

    What is your #1 vision for change that will make it that way? A more time-efficient health care system in Canada

    After you #1 thing happens, how will everyone benefit? Patients can be treated in time, rather than waiting six months for an MRI

    Give some examples of what you can do (on your own/with a group) to make your vision a reality. Understand the system better Contact regional health care board members and health-related organizations.

    World

    What is your #1 vision for change that will make it that way? Green airplanes in action

    ...
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    Well-being, Industrial Design

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

    In-transit.

    Imagine it as you most want it to be. What is your #1 vision for change that will make it that way?

    Tele-commuting

    After your #1 thing happens, how will everyone benefit?

    Less people will need transportation all of the time, this in turn helps people by causing less pollution.

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

    One day out of the week people can work at home, using the internet and telephone.

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

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

    Green roofs, and grass sidewalks.

    After your #1 thing happens, how will everyone benefit?

    People will spend more time outdoors, enjoying cleaner air.

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

    I could speak with my landlord and ask him if I could design and build a green roof.

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

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

    No war

    After your #1 thing happens, how will everyone in your nation benefit?

    Soldiers will come home to their families.

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

    Create a political group against war, which speaks out against funding war.

    Imagine the world the way you most want it to be...

Is it possible to generate products that are sensuous and smart, beguiling and ethically grounded?

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A Good Life 6 - Parsons The New School for Design

New York, NY 10003
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