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United States

Member since September 08, 2008


  • BIB

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

    BIBIOGRAPHY on Human Relationships.

    Berne, Eric. Games people play. N.Y.C, NY: Grove press, inc, 1964. 1-192.

    Kellenberger, J. MORAL Relativism, MORAL Diversity, & HUMAN Relationships. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University, 2001. 1-236.

    Kalbfleisch, Pamela J., and Michael J. Cody, eds. Gender, Power, and Communication in Human Relationships. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1995. 1-366.

    Haslam, Nick, ed. Relational Models Theory. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004. 1-374.

    Wright, Nicolas, ed. Understanding human behavior An Illustrated Guide to Successful Human Relationships. Vol. 1. N.Y.C, NY: BPC, 1974. 1-120.

    i’m still searching for more books/sources and will keep you guys updated.

  • criteria

    Education, Industrial Design

    For my thesis criteria are quite simple, I would like to focus on these following steps.

    -Intensive research on human behaviors, relationships. 1.Interviewing family members, peers, and random people. 2.Working with NFP. 3.Applying my personal experiences into my thesis. 4.Fliming/Observing human behaviors, relationships through out my first semester of researching. 5.Getting more resources from magazines, articles, books, movies and etc… 6.Read/Research everyday. Constantly analyzing products that are related to my thesis topic to get a better understanding and a variety of projects i could look forward to do.

    -Design wise I like to design products to speak for its function. 1.Designing with an open mind and not being bias and take criticism well. 2.Ergonomics/ease of use. 3.Green materials/materials usage. 4.Functional final model/inspirational form. 5.Coloring choices. 6.Focusing on a specific age group. 7.Packaging. 8.Distrubution. 9.Story board/Poster 10.Drawing/Designing everyday.

    Lastly, time management is one of my problems and I’m going to work on that as well.

  • mapping

    Communication, Communication Design

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    Design for its function, and yet having an identity, is important to me as a designer.

    NIKE-split Hoodies/Track Jackets -Made out of 80% cotton and 20% polyester. -Optional of switching and mismatching the garments with the same sizes only; an interactive product between two or more users. -$80, targeted towards Sneakerheads, and everyone. -Affordable

    NIKE-Hyper dunks/Basketball shoes -Uses the least amount of materials to construct a basketball sneaker through tensile fibers (Nike FLYfit tech) aka. “FLY WIRE technology.” The reinforcements of the hidden wires provide you with extreme support while decreasing the weight of the shoe. -LIGTHEST basketball shoe ever 12.9 oz. -And it’s at a reasonable price - $110.

    Q Drum -It is made out of linear low density polyethylene, I believe its manufactured through rotational molding. -Water is a natural resource but how do you carry it with out sewage systems in the rural part of the countries; how does it work? One can store water in the blue donut shape container then PULL the Q Drum with a rope, therefore the container acts like a wheel while one is walking and pulling. -People who have direct resources of water, and can be pulled by more than one person. -Price-unknown.

    SHIFT bicycle -A bicycle that brought back the training wheels and made it seem cool but in an unusual approach by having two symmetrical wheels in the back of the bike where it shift to fit the needs of the user. “At rest or slow speeds, the wheels provid...

  • observational drawing and writing.

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    As I walked out of the glass doors of 2 west 13th st, first thing you would notice is the strong scent of tobacco burning through the cool breeze. Meanwhile, I’ve noticed that the architecture of the parsons building has a big impact of the traffic on the corner of 13th st 5th ave. I saw pedestrians sitting on the windowsill either smoking, eating, and spending some privacy time within themselves and also socializing with others. The big large windows of Parsons school of Design expose the interior and the ability to see everything from the street and sidewalk, one is curious to see and explore our school from the street, and that causes attention, traffic.
    I would say the design purpose of our school has been successfully well designed, considering the movements of people on 13th st and 5th ave; our school draws attention and affected the way pedestrian live everyday by passing through. Random people would stop and have all their attention towards our building, some would keep walking but noticing their reflections on the large windows. In my opinion the large windows and windowsill was designed in a way for people to interact with each other, where it provides seating areas for students and pedestrians.

  • intersection

    Communication, Fashion Design

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    An existing project that could relate to my thesis topic is the NIKE split hoodie; a pattern that was inspired by a windbreaker now its made into a cotton fabric made hoodie that could separate into two halves.

    One may ask, “Why did Nike install two zippers in the front and back of the hoodie? “ The answer to that is simple, NIKE focused on life style targets; Sneakerheads (meaning a person who is well knowledgeable of the history of sneakers and has a collection of their own, basically they would do anything for sneakers.) Knowing that Sneakerheads would not just buy one pair of shoes, they would go all out and buy a couple of the same ones or even different colors just to keep in their collection. However, it is the same of having three of these limited released hoodies, you could possibility have nine different looks through combinations of the six halves. On top of that you could even exchange or trade with friends or strangers who have the same sizes, and that shows how Nike is also trying to help us learn how to share and interact with the others through our garments. Its simply walking up to a basketball court and pick up a five on five, you tend to socialize to other teammates and opponents; this hoodie has the same concept. However, personally I prefer one main zipper on all garments, having two zippers is just a hassle to separate and manufacture and production wise would just take longer to make and cost more. So by designing the garment that could split into ...

  • change of thesis idea, Human relationships

    Community, Communication Design

    The one subject that I care the most about and have a passion to do research on is human relationships. As a designer, I often think of alternative ways to improve a product through ergonomics, user friendly, distributions, material usage and so on but what really intrigue me as a designer is that a fully understanding of myself and what I love to do before I worrying about other problems to solve. Knowing the design thesis project for Product Design is to find out a problem through researching and having a product in the end that solves the problem you’ve discovered. After four weeks of thesis class I finally realized what I wanted to do, So I jumped straight into human relationships where most and all people have experienced problems in the past.

    Through this research project, I want to be able to fully understand human behaviors and how to design one to become a better person and express their true identity. That narrows the topic to defining yourself as a person and also improving yourself having interactions with the others. I truly believe that our image and characteristic can be identify as a reflection image of others that has a relationship with us, due to the process of socializing, experience, living environments in depth through interacting with strangers, family, friends.

    A general problem in human relationship is that the question of “who am I?” the challenge comes in when you are trying to find yourself and who you are as a person within the relationsh...

  • thesis ideas

    Poverty, Environmental Design

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    A). Identify 2 possible issue/problem areas for your thesis project that you have passion for.

    -Water in Mexico and Poverty in Africa¬.

    B).What’s the context/understanding you have about the issue/problem?

    -Water is a natural resource for all mankind and it’s the basic need in life but there are a lot of people In the world don’t have access to clean drinkable water due to political reasoning. Such as Mexico, it Is facing serious water problems. Over in Mexico, the majority the families don’t have access of running water and sewage systems in their homes, as well as unpurified water to drink from. If Mexicans don’t start conserving and using it responsibly, sooner or later there won’t be any water left that is purified.

    -Poverty is the principal of the cause of hunger; poor people suffer from agriculture for food and livelihood. The act of improving agriculture is still decreasing, on the other hand the poverty is increasing; and it is transcending the population of Africa. Women over there do not have much rights and education, and that causes a higher rate of having more children with diseases and death, such as AIDs, and HIV. Having disease is one thing having to sell children as slaves every year is a big issue too, some children cant even survived till the age of five and large amount of them are HIV/AIDS positive. Lastly, poverty in Africa is not going anywhere due to the labor work that they have to do and it is the only primary income-earning ...

  • 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...

  • Decomposing Thesis

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    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 through current technologies. For example, one idea was to have filters i...

  • The Way I See It

    Community, Communication Design

    MY ROOM is the place i spent most of time each day.

    1. #1 vision of my ideal room is a BIG room(20 ft x 20 ft x16 ft studio by myself) with lots of sun light and a great view, also lots of storage space for my art supplies, junks, clothes, and etc... 2.After the #1 change in my room, it would benefit everyone and myself through spacious area to relax and work at the same time. 3.as for now, i cant really reach that goal yet because i do share a room with my room mate and things are just everywhere and complicated. the only thing i could do is to compromise with my room mate and share. working hard and getting that money is the #1 key for me to accomplish my goal, my ideal room.

    Neighborhood

    I would like to make it more diverse and urban through guerilla tactics. To make it happen, I would like to make graphic t-shirts with a thoughtful concept behind every t-shirt I make, and every shirt would apply to life experiences as the main concept. The neighborhood either would buy into my idea or not but one would always be curious and interested of the concept behind the lifestyle designed t-shirts.

    country/and the world

    Again, by accomplishing my vision for this country it’s easy. The way I imagined it would be a lifestyle brand with the collaboration of my friends that have the same mind set of breaking the stereotypes in the industry (music, film, art and design).

    We want to do things the way we wanted to, problems we see and share, we want to be our own boss basically....

My Interests

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