Create & Improve
Monday February 18th 2019, 9:22 am
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I think I have improved in the innovation and creativity (L21) area during this ignite week project. I got the charcoal painting skills and know how to find and choose the person for your portrait. Throughout the photographing process, I learned how to blur out the background to highlight the main figure. Also, I found three different people from different careers. Lastly, I chose the Sodexo worker for my main character, for, I consider that they work a lot for our school.

When I was drawing, I studied to draw the three- dimensional face by shadows use only black, white and grey colors. This project helps me a lot, I can use charcoal painting skills and the photography skills to record things in my life in the future.

 



Develop & Plan
Monday February 18th 2019, 9:19 am
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I noticed that the happiest moment of his life and his current difficulties. His happiest moment is when he was in school and he doesn’t have any difficulties now.

When I started painting, I draw the basic shape of the face first. Then, I find the location of the nose, eyes, and mouse.

 



Define & Inquire
Friday February 15th 2019, 2:42 pm
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The reason why I chose this project, Humans of ISB because I wanted to understand more people in our school and improve my painting, photographing skills.

During the photographing process, I learned how to blur out the background to highlight the main figure.

I have found three people for my portrait, they come from three different types of careers. But lastly, I chose the Sodexo worker as my main character because of my gratitude to them for their hard working to our community. While I was photographing, I also made a survey, there were two questions, there happiest moment and difficulties in life and recorded videos.

 



Project Consume
Sunday November 25th 2018, 10:49 pm  Tagged
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Overview of the Project

Humans have various types of needs. Decades before, they basically refer to simple necessities of life. But due to the improvement of science and quality of life, people pay more attention to material needs, which means buying products you don’t really need.

People are tempted to consume on specific days, like the Single’s day Shopping Festival or the Black Friday when goods are cheaper. This is a way in which companies boost their sales. Plus, designers tend to make their products last for a shorter time at the cost of quality. In this way, consumers have to buy things more often, but also, discard them more often. And those products cannot be easily decomposed, which makes the production process unsustainable. 

 

Feedback of Reflection

The center ideas about my video are the lifespan of a plastic product and how does it reflect ourselves the and impact of using single-use plastics has caused a vicious cycle between human consumption and the environment.

The audiences are surprised about my illustrations in the video. But they are confused about why I drew a beautiful fish which have eaten by humans.

I think they might refuse consumption after watched my final piece. Because I present what we caused if we use the single-use plastics. Like some sea creatures dead of plastic wastes, some seafood eats microplastics and then be eaten by us. This equals we eat plastics. This is a vicious cycle.

Audiences noticed that after plastic products being used, they produce wastes that may go directly into the ocean exerts and a heavy burden on the environment except recycling.

I will add some other impacts of after plastic being used, those wastes will be buried in landfills, be burned into toxic chemical substances or be recycled next time.

Reflection on the Driving Questions 

Humans have various types of needs. Decades before, they basically refer to simple necessities of life. But due to the improvement of science and quality of life, people pay more attention to material needs, which means buying products you don’t really need. 

People are tempted to consume on specific days, like the Single’s day Shopping Festival or the Black Friday when goods are cheaper. This is a way in which companies boost their sales. Plus, designers tend to make their products last for a shorter time at the cost of quality. In this way, consumers have to buy things more often, but also, discard them more often. And those products cannot be easily decomposed, which makes the production process unsustainable. 

Higher consumption increases the use of disposable plastics. After being used, they produce wastes that may go directly into the ocean, be buried in landfills, be burned into toxic chemical substances or be recycled. All methods exert a heavy burden on the environment except recycling. Making too many purchases is not sustainable in itself. We must refuse that lifestyle. It has led to a series of environmental problems. Take marine pollution for instance. Plastic wastes thrown into the ocean will break down into microplastics. 

Take the food delivery in China, for instance, one survey indicated that food delivery caused most of the plastic wastes in China. After this service appeared, people are too lazy to go out to eat.  

 



Make it: Reflect & Exhibit
Sunday October 14th 2018, 6:11 pm
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Looking back on this project, I learned what precious plastic is, we can change those insignificant plastic wastes into more significant things and improved my manipulative ability. The reason why I made the card-holder is that I want to call for people to protect our environment, for the materials used in our products are all recycled plastics. I used the hard cardboard to make my first prototype. But I found out the cardboard is not strong enough. So, I changed the material of my prototype into renewed plastics, and in the process, I learned how to use the perforator. I didn’t make the transparent part of my card-holder on my prototype, for the transparent plastic is hard to make for me. I don’t have that much time when I made my prototype.

 

 

There was a big challenge when I was making my final product. I need to make a transparent plastic and stick it on the backside of the card-holder. But it is difficult to make it clear and durable. After I asked the teacher, he gave me a suggestion: using those useless shopping bags. It is not only easier to stick, but also eco-friendly. Then I used the iron to stick those bags together, but I failed four times. Because I can’t control the temperature.

 

One thing I am proud of is my idea of making the card-holder.

 

 

For me, I have firstly improved my creative mind through imagination and practice. And also improved my collaborative ability throughout the cooperations with my partner during this week.