Category: Ignite week

Dancing For The Climate: Blog Post 1

For this Ignite Week we decided to choreograph a dance that express how some people might not care for our plant and spreading the word that we have to wake up and make good choices.


This is a dance from the Dance Moms some of our choreograph were unpaired by this Dance Mom dance.

I hope I am able to let more people know and understand about this problem also to make better choices later. The blindfold is going to represent how people couldn’t see the problem or being on top of the problem.

This is the plan for our next two days of ignite week.

Make it: Reflection

One of the challenges for me was to put on the wheels onto the skateboard, I asked for help and put on the wheels. Another challenge for me was to spray paint the black on the front side of my skateboard, because of the paint we need to spray paint it in a distance so can’t be too close and can’t be too far away, it was kind of hard to control the distance.

Some skills that I developed was how to spray paint correctly and to put on wheels on a skateboard. A highlight for me this week is  • What was the highlight for you this week?

Express it: Create & Improve

During this create processes I found that the idea pray painting the front to black did work well, it saved time, also something didn’t work well is that taping the edges of each triangle takes too long to tape then color the inside. During the improve processes I decided to color each triangle first and then color the background black so if there is something I missed or did wrong while painting the triangles I can fix it after when I’m painting the black background and it really saved time for me.

This is the back side of my skateboard

This is the front side of my skateboard

Something that is challenging for me is to color the thin edges of the triangles with black paint. But after I covered up some of the edges of the triangles so that I won’t paint into the triangles. The prototype helped me when I drew the triangles and it helped me to measure how big the words should be or is it in the center.

Make It: Expresses It

Some of the materials I use are tape, some color acrylic painter, the plane skateboard and a transform paper to transform my design on the graft to the board.

These are some pictures of the materials and my board.

This is two of the colors that I am using to color the triangles.

This is the tape that I use to cover up the edges of the triangles when I paint it.

This is my board now.

To generate ideas, I looked up pictures that others did online and choose a pattern and colors.

Masterpiece with a Massage – Define and Inquire

Who is Skateistan? What do they do? Why do they do?

  • Skateistan is a program that provides combining skateboarding and education to children and youth in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.

This is the Skateisant website that you might want to see if you want to know more about skateistan.

How can you create a custom skate deck?

  • We are going to create the skate deck using paint markers and draw different design on to it.

What ideas inspire you?

These are some of the pictures that inspired me.

These are some of the pictures that inspired me.

These are some of the pictures that inspired me.

These are some of the pictures that inspired me.

This is two design that I drew.

These are the two design that I drew.

These are the two design that I drew.

What areas of this project do you think will be challenging? Why?

  • I think that making the sketch on the skateboard might be a challenging thing for me because I need to draw everything I designed in the right place on the skateboard without changing anything.
  • Another thing I felt challenging is when I need to choose from different very nice designs.

Make it: Reflect

Looking back on this project, I learned how to programme different things on illustrator and how a  laser cutting work. Knowing what I know now, I would find some more recognizable picture for the icons differently because after the exhibition it seems like people are still sometimes confused with some of the icons  particularly, it would just be better if I The mistake I learned from the most was save your work on illustrator before you move on to the next. One skill I think I can use in the future is the things I learned in illustrator things time. One thing I am proud of doing is our products, I think the labels came out very nice and the background really standout. The highlights for me this week was when I first saw the laser cutter cutting the sample for our group it is very cool and when our whole group collaborated together giving feedback to each other, 

Make it: Create and Improve

This is what the basket looks Before.      And this is what it looks After.

This was the sample we made, and what we tried different glue with.

This is what we did from illustrator.

This is our final label, after gluing and laser cutting.

Looking at my first and second prototype, I noticed that using the combination of wood and felt is now working the best for us. However, one of the biggest challenges was to organize the way to let people know what material they’re getting. I struggled to make the icons for the different items on the basket when I was frustrated when I couldn’t move the icon correctly and finding the same font. After getting feedback from my user, I learned that making sure the item is recognizable even if there are words is very important. I took feedback from Cara to improve the background of the piece wood. Once we decided to use felt as background,  it turned out really good and even if there are burn marks on the side it’s still looking very nice.

Make it: Develop and Plan


This is what we think it should look like. Because now we have the names on the different baskets label but we still find it hard to find the supply we need, so we think that maybe putting a little icon on might make it easy for us to find.

Make it define and Inquire

Who is your audience?

  • My audience or user is the students and facilitators who are using the FA space.

What is their problem or need?

  • I noticed they need a good and recognizable sign for remembering the names in the FA space. For example,  students who couldn’t remember the names they might be very confused when a facilitator call out the name of it, and where to go for their next lesson.
  • A problem my user is struggling is for the supply baskets people are very frustrating when the baskets don’t clearly have the name of the supply and make it hard to find stuff. For example, the markers, we use it every day but we normally can’t find them so this can be very frustrating.


  • I was inspired by myself which I sometimes can not find the rooms. where to go for different classes.
  • And it is really frustrating when I cannot find the right basket to put things back or take things out.

This is the first quick sketch of what I can do.

What is challenging?

  • However, I think it might be difficult to make these basket sign. Because there’s too much of them we need to do.
  • Also, it will take time to figure out where to put the big names in front of the doors.

What I learn from the interview?

In our interview, we are mainly focused on the topic, Different names of the space in FA, What type of front can make it easier for people to see, Where will be the best space put up the name. etc. In our group, we decided to split the team into two and two then do the interviews.

  • First, I learned that putting the right thing in the right place is actually very important to us, because, for example, the big sign of name in the FA space, some people think that putting it higher can make it easier to look but others might think to put on a creative place might be better.
  • Another thing is, some people might prefer the words to be printed big, clear, simple and easy but some might prefer words to be handwritten, very nice and fancy.


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