[week2] water bottle

1. Goal

Model an object (can be useful or just for fun) that is composed of at least 2 parts that fit together.

2. sketch

I choose to water bottle to draw but also wanted to add a straw attached on a cap. I found two references images on the internet.  


2. Process

  1. Bottle (purple)

: solide bottel -> shell inside

2. Cap (blue)

: solid cylinder -> make a hole inside with boolean difference


3. straw

: making a straw with a tube tool

: aline in center


Journey #1: Start from Form

  1. Choose the creative/design form you are most comfortable with

The most comfortable design form of me is digital drawing using my Wacom tablet which I used almost every day. I have used it for more than two years. It has simple functions and a portable device. I could save my working hours with it, and it also let me draw digital illustration like a hand drawing.


2. Identify the potential that form has for causing discomfort


The capacity of this form pretty much depends on the device itself. The sensitivity about the pressure on a pen or a table surface is an important factor. Especially a nib of a pen is consumable, the user has to replace it with a new onewhen a nib of the pen is worn down. There are extra nibs on the back of the tablet inside of the small cover on the top.

The potential discomfort that the form could cause would be


<usage side>

  • could make a gap between hand drawing and digital drawing
  • getting rely on digital for drawing, hard to feel the texture of materials

<device side>

  • A user is not sure when is the time to replace a nib
  • A user might be confused how to replace it
  • If a pen is not working, we don’t know it is the actual problem of the pressure of the surface of the tablet or a pen, or just because of the incorrect way of using it.



3. Identify a goal that could be reached by tapping this potential

  • finding a way to collaborate with analog and digital drawing
  • adding colors and simple icons to let users more details of the instruction


4. Design a “journey” through the discomfort toward that goal, using your chosen form



Data Self-Portrait (Trial and error)

For making a self-portrait with my data, I thought about components consisting of me. And I felt my data are like nutrients consisting of my body. Even my major in my undergraduate was Food & Nutrition, so I thought to represent myself in the way of nutrition facts like food was an interesting idea to convey data about me.

Step 1. Data about me

  • characters from my nationality
  • my personal characteristics
  • what I like
  • experience (mostly from the last two weeks)

Step 2. Creating concept


The next step was creating a concept of the representation. As my basic idea, I thought about several options such as drinks, box, eggs package etc. Finally, I chose a disposable coffee which people consume almost every day and need it that much.



Step 3. Choosing data to use and materials to represent it

  • Korean => Spice pepper powder which is the most used for Korean cooking
  • my characteristics: a little bit weak in body these days=> pills
  • what I like: cats, => cat food / drawing/illustration  => papers, erasers and pencils

Step 4. Making