Goal: Design an bin that can allow consumers to organize and store their trash more efficiently at home Brainstorming features: 3 compartments: trash, recycling, compost collapsible compartments or adjustable dividers sliding back panel to hold sign or poster removable bin floor that can be removed easy for cleaning foot pedals and wheels inner bag clips […]

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User Research

Persona Empathy Map Current State Experience Map 3 Problem Statements Limitations in my research: After last week’s assignment, I wanted to make my target audience parents over 65 living in within the 5 boroughs of New York City. However, due to the state’s current quarantine state and the demographic’s limited access to technology, it was […]

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Rice Husk Bowl Prototype #2

Goal: Create a second set of rice husk bowls using silicone molds and beet juice to add color I am actually super happy with how this second batch came out. They are still really rough looking, but conceptually they solidified the idea that this process can be scalable with more powerful industrial machinery (such as a […]

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Project Synopsis

The internet has become a crucial component in our daily lives. As you get ready for work, you might ask Siri what the weather for today is and check Google Maps for the best route to your job with the least traffic. On your commute, you use Apple Music to play your favorite song and […]

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Project Timeline

Proposal: Research plant-based sealants/adhesives to create all-natural tableware made out of rice husks Timeline: Week Five: find and buy a heat-resistant sealant experiment adding new sealants to bowls start thinking about storytelling/framing (begin outlining presentation/pitch) Week Six: explore with aesthetics and various shapes use silicon molds add colors finish presentation This past week I have […]

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Rice Husk Bowl Prototype

Goal: 1. Create my first rice bowl using rice husks and pine resin. 2. Study the properties of the bowl and its efficiency for holding food Process: I bought rice hulls and pine resin rocks from Amazon and began by melting the pine resin using a double boiler. Attempt 1 I used raw rice husks […]

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Elucd Case Study

This service can be improved by adding the following features: Make the service available in multiple languages so it can be accessible to more members of the community Provide an alternate call-in service for members to give feedback in case they have limited access to a computer or other technologies Provide an automatic text-messaging system […]

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Food in Space

I am really interested in exploring the design around food packaging and community outreach on how to eliminate synthetic waste. After I read the Food in Space article, I learned that an astronaut’s food are all pre-packaged in plastic that are carefully curated by a dietitian to make sure all of the astronauts nutrients are […]

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