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Grace Tsai

New York, United States

Product Design

Member since September 08, 2008

  • "Children Left Behind" Documentary

    Well-being, Communication Design

    Social orphans - Child who still have one or more parents yet live in orphanages. (such include single orphans)

    • Child in rural China whose parents migrate to cities to search for work.
    • They don't live in orphanages, yet they has no one to depend on, that they have to do all the work on their own.
    • Many child live with grandparents, or alone
    • Those child are very lonely, they might wash clothes together, yet they usually eat and play alone
    • More issues with orphans : child violence, HIV/AIDS, juvenile justice


    view part2 on youtube

    view part3 on youtube

    Research from my friend who used to live in Shanghai

    • Child with family migrate illegally into city are been abandon from society.
    • The government will not provide basic need, education for child
    • Child are not allow to go to schools
    • Government treat those type of family as invisible
    • My friend who went to American school in Shanghai, she were able to voluntary to help those child (she was high school at that time)

    I am getting contact source in China from this friend

  • Toywashingmachine_177_

    Grace, I looked at most of the video. It's interesting. As China continues to grow economically, do you think there will be more or fewer of these kids? Do you believe that they are emotionally damaged from this experience? The one they interviewed seemed somewhat sad, but quite articulate and not always sad: she likes playing with her brothers. What kind of product are you thinking about? This is going to sound strange, but maybe there's going to be a lot more of these kids around, as the population shifts further to the cities. Maybe you could make a washing device that they could use? Like, a small one? I don't know. But it sounds like you are not thinking about making a product that a kid in this situation could use, but rather making something that will help reduce the number of kids that this happens to. If that is the direction you are going, you are going to have to explain how a product that you design could accomplish that? steven

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design