Posted in CASE

Podcast Episode 3 Feedback Impact Statement

The feedback I was given was about social and political questions, and intended and unintended outcome. I feel that the feedback is precise because I know how I can improve the information of my podcast. This feedback gives me directions to more related topics to talk about, and I can show this next time by talking about the different types of questions and explore outcome in the next episode.

Posted in 3D

3D Modeling Reflection

House Model

Creating the house, I used many tools that I learned throughout 3D modeling such as extrude, shell, and other cool ways of making this house. It was a quiz, but I made it really efficiently so I am quite proud of myself.

  • Something you are proud of

Learning all those tools and using them to create things that we use such as phone case.

  • Something that challenged you

Making something mechanically move or work was the hardest part of 3D modeling for me. Angles need to be measured so its really hard to calculate.

  • Something that you learned

I learned not just 3D modeling, but also a new way to think and plan something to create, and also math related to weight.

To conclude, I felt like 3D modeling class was a great use of my time and I will benefit from these skills in the future.

Posted in CASE

Podcast Episode 2 Feedback Impact Statement

The feedback I was given was that my speech was not that clear and I did not discuss about the policy specifically. I feel that the feedback is helpful because I know what I need to work on next podcast and the feedback was specific so I know what I need to add next time.. This feedback gives me directions to discussing about china policies, and I can show this next time by talking about it specifically and its affects next podcast.

Posted in English

Grade 9 Humor Reflections

  • What did I learn about how writers use language to create a humorous effect?  

During writing the journals, I was exploring the techniques that plays include to create humorous effects. For example, dead pan was something I learned that interested me because it contributes to creating humorous effect. Also, when writing the 5 journals and the CER, I learned how to correctly analyse a piece of writing and how it creates humorous effects.

  • What are some things that I would still like to learn more about with respect to this topic?   

I wish that I could have analysed more text types such as speeches and jokes, and why they create such humorous effects on the reader.

  • Did I achieve the SMART goal I set for myself in this unit?  Why or why not?   

My SMART goal was that I can analyse a humor text efficiently and correctly, and I felt like that I have developed the skill of analyzing text correctly. For my 5 journals, I was always analyzing about the whole text carefully, not leaving out any details. The feedback I got from Mr. Dalton also shows that my skills have developed over the course. Therefore, I believe that my skills have improved and I not can analyse a humor text correctly and efficiently.

  • What was particularly challenging about this unit?   

The challenge about this unit was that it was a self directed unit, and the help from teachers was limited. Time management and self teaching skills was needed in order to complete this unit. But, the lucky thing is that both of these skills were developed throughout this course and I managed to complete everything on time, which shows that I have those skills.

  • What successes did I have? 

I managed to analyse the play deeply and came up with many conclusions that I do not normally see. Also, I was very efficient with my work and can get things done on time without a fuss.

  • To what extent did I meet the Student as a Learner (SAL) criteria of “Responsibility” and “Attitude”? 

I felt like I definitely deserve a meeting for both grades. I managed to finish everything on time with quality and completed every work in depth. Therefore, I believe that there are no reasons to give me below meeting for both of these grades.

  • In what ways do I still need to grow with respect to these two SALs? 

I believe that willingness to accept feedback is something I need to learn. Although I read through all the feedback carefully and compare it with my work, sometimes I still make the same mistakes without noticing it. I believe that this skills needs more improvement so I can drive myself to another level.

  • What goals do I have for my learning in English 10?   

 For English 10, I would like to master analyzing text and its effect on the reader, and vocabulary/grammar. I still need to work on my grammar mistakes and vocabulary so I can truly improve, and analyzing text would be the other important goal for me to reach if I want to get good grades in English 10.

Posted in CASE, D-LOG

D-Log: Define & Inquire Unit

What was the topic? What did you do?

We split the unit of define and inquire into 5 sections: defining problem and creating research question, defining target audience and creating tool, testing tool and refining tool, using data, and coming up with product outline and creating plan.

Defining Problem and and creating research question:
We first put down people we met over the week
Then, we wrote down problems they might face
After that, we selected a few problems and developed the ideas
At last, we created compelling questions of the problems
(Picture of whiteboard)
defining target audience and creating tool:
We first defined target audience with details and justified my choices.
Then, we started identifying disciplinary concepts and service type based on our compelling question, and justified choices.
Furthermore, we created a Padlet that links the four components of MISO with the compelling questions, and how we can gather data effectively from MISO.
At last, we chose one of the MISO component to create a tool.

I will gather aqi data and how bad people think Beijing aqi is. Convenience sampling – very quick, just volunteer. Bias sample because people volunteer are normally people that are interested or not interested.

Brief description: I will do probability sampling that gives me massive amount of data. I will use this method because everyone is somewhat affected by the air pollution, so I can see how air pollution effect what type of people.

Valid: Valid as long as the questions are well developed and has a specific plan. Questions also have to be qualitative to make sure we get lots of high quality data.

Reliable: Can have sample bias but as long as the data amount is huge the bias can be ignored. Also, it is reliable if I gather multiple pieces of data and make sure there is lots of them to answer my question.

Repeatable: Can be repeated as long as sample frame is defined. Also very repeatable because it is reliable and valid.

Ethical considerations: Make rules and agreements before interview, and tell them what the data is used for.

(This is the MISO Padlet work for survey)
testing tool and refining tool:

We tested our tools and god feedback about it, we then used that feedback to make our tool more useful.

(Chinese finished version)

(English starter version)

Using data:

We used the data to come up with hypothesis and created graphs to help us visually support our claims and hypothesis

(Picture of graphs created)

coming up with product outline and creating plan:

We drew our product outline on the whiteboard, and then created a design brief and plan for our product.

(Picture of product outline)


(Picture of product Plan)


What helped inspire your decisions?

The examples of air pollution surveys I’ve did before and air pollution surveys on the internet helped me to decide the aesthetics for my survey and contributed to the question creation part.

(Picture of internet surveys)

The electronic masks and the design of VR smelling device help contribute to my idea creation.

“air pollution mask tech”的图片搜索结果

Airnet – Creating a Breathable Future with Custom Face Masks

(Picture of electronic mask)

“vr smell”的图片搜索结果

FeelReal VR Scent Mask Blasts Past Crowdfunding Goal in First Day

(Picture of VR smelling device)


What did you learn about your target audience?

I learned that my target audience wanted quick multi choice surveys rather than longer surveys. This is mostly because they cannot understand fancy questions.

What specific skills would you need to learn to continue your design?

I would need to learn about the process of mask creation and the technical part of my product creation. I would also need to learn about art in order to create an eye-catching product. I would also need to learn about marketing for my product to sell good on the internet.

Posted in Product Design

Portable Cooling Fan: Develop & Plan


image of the first design and the precise measurements

Another picture of the first design, and the fans, and possibly other ideas

Concept of sphere connecting with my first idea, and a brief brainstorm

Closer picture of brain storm

Other possible ideas, but I don’t think they are as well developed and well designed as the first idea.


Surprising Vihelmo-12

Link for my 3D printing prototype

After revisiting the prototype and discussing with my teacher, I found out that my design was not so well spaced. So, I lowered the central radius of the cylinder to make it easier to grip on, and sharpen the semi circle to make the wind blowing at a faster speed. The next step will be developing a way of packaging it, or maybe other aesthetics that can be improved to make the product more appealing – like a logo or other fashion designs.


For my next goal, I will need to figure out the mechanic part of the fan. For instance, I need to figure out a fan that I can create in TinkerCad and potentially 3D print it. Also, I would need to wire that to a motor and wire that to batteries. This will be the real hard part of the design because I do not have lots of knowledge about this part of the work. So, my main priority will be learning about aerodynamics, and also learning about batteries and wiring. I would also need to figure out were to place the batteries and how to switch them when ever I want, and that will also be a hard part of my design.


Material of product: I want the product to be made of PVC material and plastic. Maybe I can incorporate with the idea of precious plastic to make my product more environmentally friendly.

Design of product: It will be a straw-like product which can maybe rotate to change the direction of wind. The pictures of the 3D printing and the sketches will probably be the final design of the product.

Core concepts of product: I want the product to be able to blow wind while not creating lots of noise. To be able to achieve my goal, I need a silence motor, and a 95 style fan. A 95 style fan is a fan that is specially designed for silence motors, this is because it can generate lots of wind with limited sound. This connects with my core idea because it both achieves using less energy, which means it is more eco-friendly, and also very quiet, so will not bother other people.



Posted in Product Design

Portable Cooling Device: Define & Inquire

Made with Padlet

User Persona: with my user persona, I defined a very specific group of target audience and wrote down key points my fan needs to follow in order to attract them. Also, if I was going to create a primary tool, I will create a survey asking them about the aesthetics part of my fan, so I can make sure that it looks appealing for them and will attract them more to buy my product.



design problem: how to solve people feeling very hot outside?

Research problem:
How does an air compressor work?

How to create a smaller one to fit in a fan?

How to reduce the price most so it’s not too expensive?

How to mass produce the product?

How to make people buy my product?

How to design the shape so it is pleasing to look?

Design purpose?
My design purpose is partially creating a portable cooling device where it actually takes away heat rather than just blowing it away. I would also like to earn some money.
Portable cooling device
Design very similar to biö main idea – gets are from inside and then pushes air outside
Battery or charging?
Switch design or pushing
Inside design?
fit tubes to guide air, and have a mini vane compressor inside
Target audience?
The target audience for this product is the people that want to cool their body off when outside.
Things needed:
specially designed angle fan(2)
How does this project interest me?
This project really interest me because I personally want a fan like that. This is because I normally feel very hot outside and I want to have a device that does not create lots of noise and actually cools me down by a lot. I also find learning the aerodynamics of fans interesting, because physics is always interesting for me. I wish that after this assignment, I can gain more knowledge about physics and learn lots of new info.
What have I learned?
I have learned about the definition and enquire process, and how an actual designer deals with problems, and how they come up with products to solve the problem. I have also learned about the importance of having a team of technicians to help me create my idea because studying from the beginning is pretty hard.

What are you concerned/worried about?

I am worried about how much research I need to do and how much I need to learn within the eight weeks. Because I identified all the questions I need to answer in order to create my product, the next step will be starting to create a model. But, I have to learn things like motor mechanics, compressor mechanics, fan angles so it blows/sucks in air, and electricity wiring stuff.