[week4] final idea

I would like to make party glasses. I have two friends celebrating our birthday every year together. We bought a hat or glasses for celebration every year for each person because those were made of paper which was hard to store for a long time. And people tend to think it is too cheap to keep it carefully. But spending about 4 dollars for just a one-time usage made me a sort of wasting money whenever I had to buy a new one. Even most party glasses are designed for one situation, I wanted to make glasses for multiple party situations.



I want to make decoration part with hardboard paper a laser printer making people easily make a new thing and replace it depends on situations. I also wanted to make one more hole to put a transparent color paper like a lense.


Final Project Pitch (Option 1. Discomfort Matrix Duo)

1. Task:  Discomfort Matrix Duo

Choose a partner and discuss areas of intervention on your personal discomfort matrices you would each be willing to allow your partner to address for their project. Use the types of discomfort and desired outcomes as your design briefs. In continuous consultation with your partner, you will each design an experience or device for the other person that attempts to address their area of concern.

2. Partner: Nitish

3. Matrix about his discomfort 

4.  Choose a discomfort 

He said he was not good at consoling and did not know what to say in a situation when he listened to someone’s story.  I decided to make an app for his discomfort with “Consoling”.

5. A concept: A mobile app archiving words of consolation 

6. How it works

– step1: choose a subject (ex. breaking up, test, promotion, moving…)

– step2: check a list of consolation examples

-step3: similar examples showed up depends on what I used

  • other functions: cheering up coupons (based on my location, coupons for entertainments are sent. )
  • learning video: connected to Youtube videos











7. Simple navigation


[week 4] interview

This week, I interviewed Shelly who took care of stray cats living on her street since 2012.  After talking with Alon and Francesca after the last class, I fixed my society as Stray cats in New York and started from the beginning. So far, I did not focus on people too much and just focused on cats. However, based on his advice I focused on collecting story from people.

The interview took about 30 minutes. She was pretty busy, so I had only 30 minutes to take her time. It was not enough time to hear all of her stories and stray cats, so I might meet her one more time to hear a more detailed story.  I was so surprised that she fed cats since 2012. She put cat food for them every morning when she leaves to work. She used to have her own cat, but after she died she is still not ready to have another cat. Instead of it, she takes care of stray cats like her pet.

During the interview, the cat was sitting next to her. Even she lived on a street, I totally felt the emotional connection between her and the cat.



[week 3] assignment – drawing people

I switched my community from Bedstuy to stray cats community. It was hard to capture cats because they kept moving. So I took pictures whenever I saw them. Then I drew them at home.

Drawing cats itself was difficult. But it was much harder to deliver stray cats in context because this project is not drawing a portrait of cats but drawing cats in streets.


[week3] rings

I made two types of rings based on tutorials. Rhino is still very confused for me, so I keep following basic tutorials and try to learn it.

This week, I made two types of rings.

  • The diameter of the outside circle: 22mm
  • The diameter of the inside circle: 19mm

Ver 1> Simple ring


Ver 2> Abstract style ring


And finally, it was the time for my first 3D printing!

It was not easy to do it especially there’s a whole inside and size was small. And there were a lot of hairs which I had to cut out. It was not what I exactly wanted, so I tried a couple of times to print the same things with a different setting.