In this product design class, It was e-Learning at the beggining and we had to plan a lot of things at home and the place I chose is Hawaii. I chose the beach because beach makes me remember of Hawaii.

I think I have learned a lot of things in this product design class. I have especially how to use Adobe Illustrator. I have learned things that I didn’t know before like using wood to make places that are very important to us. Working with Adobe is also very fun because I didn’t know how to use it before and turning the wood into 3D shapes. We had to make a plan at the very beggining to draw it out on the paper and color it on, but on the paper, we also have to do it with different layers so it can look very similar to the wood project at last. I also learned how to make the shape go out like the coconut tree and also learned how to let it carve in the wood like the sun and the flower.

I also learned about acrylic paint, for example, the paint can’t be too much because if it goes out of the sides of the wood, the space won’t fit into the box. It was very fun dry fitting the LED light inside the box to make the perfect light we want in the box. We would add more water to help the paint not get too much on the edge of the wood peices. Sometimes when I think the light is too long and I don’t need that much, I can also cut off the end of the light which also makes the space perfect in the box. Some parts we had to super blue them to make them more strong and some parts we had to hot glue and also wood glue some of the wood pieces together.

If I were to change somethings, I would make the spacing of the coconut tree and the flower better because now, it doesn’t look very straight and when you look t it at the top, there is space where there is not supposed to be.

At last, we put everything together and put the light on to see if everything works.