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Grace Tsai

New York, United States

Product Design

Member since September 08, 2008

  • Assignments 03/09

    Well-being, Industrial Design


    Thesis Mid-term Review Conclusion

    Some say they love the paper cutting inspiration, and that they think it is beautiful and culturally related. Some say that the design need to be as invisible as possible, and should be integrate into a reasonable object that others would not recognize it (like spy camera). As product designer, I would prefer my design has it own looks and purpose, and I do not think there is reason for individual to hide the fact that they are learning about their rights. If people keep hiding and avoid to stand up for their justice, there wouldn't be revolution happen the history. I do not want to over challenge the reality of China's political issue, therefore, how to balance the design to be passive or active will be the challenge after this mid-term. (critical design)

    Here are the things I need to work on.


    my current wheel design allow users to wheel the second layer easily without have to separate between layers. However, many still have difficultly to wheel because the template is not rigidly attach. Some people didn't know that it can be wheel, and that I need to make some icon to communicate such function.

    Color & design

    The paper cut wheel with red, black and yellow are most recognizable Chinese design to viewer. The typography wheel design is interesting, but less aesthetic. Many female viewers recommend me to explore more with paper cutting wheel. I will have to work on the design with cost.


    Some one suggest me to convert my wheel design with a normal daily object, so it will not be recognizable by factory boss.


    Will be complete and ship by next week.

  • Beautiful, clear visual presentation. Since information design is such a make-or-break skill for this project, your presentation became a great communication of your capabilities to take on this task - this strengthens your argument for this particular design action, in my mind.

    I look forward to seeing the results of your testing - how has the testing impacted your progress?

    How have you responded to the feedback summarized here in your work? What have you chosen to weave into your process and why?

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My Interests

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