Geography and Design #1

1. How do the core concepts of Geography connect to your Project Shelter design work so far? Be specific.

The core concepts of Human geography connects to my Shelter because mines focus on human’s well-being and mental health, “Human geographers study a wide range of topics from population change, agriculture, land use, urban planning and development, pollution, energy, diseases and more!”  therefore, this information can help me because I am also doing research on diseases and pollution


2. In what ways will what you’ve learnt about Geography so far influence the way you design?

I think geography influences the way my shelter will be used and intended for, for example, I will want to incorporate some details of helping the environment and self decomposing into my structure, since the world is already polluted and contains many garbage, my shelter will definitely be eco-friendly and sustainable to the environment.

Shelter Project V2 Reflections

How did you develop multiple ideas? Would you do it again? Why/why not?
I think I developed multiple ideas by combining the flexibility of the house as well as the recycle function, not only is my shelter protective for it’s target audience, the structure and material of the whole shelter is very eco-friendly and self decomposition. After a period of time, it will automatically self decompose into the ground. This is good for the environment and it fits with the sustainability goals of clean air. Also, my shelter uses good materials that are strong and at the same time aesthetically pleasing to the audience.

What did you enjoy in the planning stage?
I really enjoyed the planning of my whole design, drawing out the different functions and little rooms were very interesting and I enjoyed the process of brainstorming and as well as problem solving. I really felt like my shelter benefits the society.

How will you better include concepts from
responsible design in your next challenge?
For my next design, I want to combine sources and the protection of animals, I want to add a top part to the house and make it a resting place for birds, as we all know, there are many endangered animals and I want to help those that are in need. From my shelter, the animals can gather food and gain a temporary protective shelter to live in or rest. Also to reduce waste and protect the environment, the material of my structure still needs to maintain eco-friendly and self decomposition.

What does your model show about you as a learner?
It shows that I am a very open minded and risk taking learner, because nobody has done a “open” kind of shelter and I was the first one to do so, also, it proves that I am very creative because I combine many materials and color into the structure. Even though we were very limited to materials and time, I still managed to produce a shelter that was pretty good looking and well refined.

Goal setting

1. Describe the changes you made during the presentation session.
First of all, I changed the way I presented my work, I chose to say the benefits of the shelter first and talk about how the different features of the shelter matches with the design cycle. Then I revised the part where I talked about my target audience, I spoke more clearly about the enduser and how the house is suitable.

2. What goals have you set?
I set goals for making my time more wisely used, I want to minimum the time and make the best out of the 2 minutes, including some zoom-in to my shelter and talking about the uses of each block of the four.


For my new project, I want to be more accurate in my planning and researching part, I will first do some investigation of the necessities of victims of natural disasters and focus on their needs. Also, I will plan better in the inside structure of the housing, making sure that it has a good function.

Second of all, I will be more efficient in the creation process of my shelter, for example, adding more colors and a more stabilized roof top to the house. Lastly, I want to improve the overall look of my shelter, in order to do this, I will first create a prototype and practice a few times before actually creating it.

Shelter VI–Now And Next

This is an explanation video on my design product called “butterfly shelter” it is created with cardboard and combined together to create a fortress for little insects.

For my project, I believe it deserves meeting for the define and inquire section because I was able to reflect very well within my project and also define my product with a target audience in order to solve the problem of endangered species. I was able to identify skills to create a high quality product and seek through research and inquiry.

For the develop and plan criteria, I believe that I deserve meeting because I was able to justify and develop a plan for creating my shelter, at first, I conducted a graph and drew my shelter out for planning and listed out all my required materials and equipment in order to accomplish the product.

As for the create and improve standard, I think that I deserve mastery because I was able to create a very high quality product that looked aseptically pleasing in my opinion, additionally, I used vibrant colors to make it attractive to little insects but at the same time, can match well with the bottom layer and make it protective. This fits with the target audience which is beneficial, even though we had limited time and materials, I was still able to used varied features and create a variety of structures. I also had 2 prototypes before constructing the final model.

Lastly, for the reflection criteria, I believe that I deserve meeting in this standard because I went to my friends and asked their opinions, then I improved on my product and revised on my product. Throughout the whole process I reflected on my work and also made it better.

C: The ‘Next’ – now that you’ve seen the Design Rubrics, what will you do differently in the next round of design? Be specific.

I think next time, I will improvise more and ask more opinions and do more investigation before actually creating the model, this way my product will be better in quality. 2, I will make my roof top more refined and have more prints on it to make the design more pleasing. 3, for the define, I could have done more primary research before conducting the model.

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