week 07: the x of xx

A Blessed Daughter

I am XX’s daughter. I am the one she always talked about in front of others. When I was the child I did not pay attention to how she looks at me and notices me but when I grew up I feel that my mother is the one who really gives extra care to me among other children. As time passes I felt that she silently looks at her all children but the way she looks at me is the most special one. Whenever I get upset I look at her and when I find her looking at me I seriously feel serenity. Why would I talk about my father or my siblings? I’m telling the story of a daughter. My father and siblings do not have time to sit with me and talk about anything because they are too busy in their lives. But my mother, the only being who sit with me for a long period of time. I and my mother sometimes seem to be alone in our house. I do not feel anything for any other member of my family but as a daughter, I feel deep connectivity, emotional attachment, and love for sure.

Two years back there was a night I felt like watching a movie with someone. My mind just clicked the picture of my mother and I rushed to my mother’s room and she was sleeping. When I opened the door, she woke up with the door’s voice and asked what do you need? I said movie Mom. After 15 mins she and I were watching and enjoying my favorite movie. This much she loves me. I have all grown up now and at this time I can never imagine doing anything without her advice. I am all set up to follow her.    

Assignment BRIDGE 2 : Contestational Artifacts

I designed mahjong for my partner. Mahjong has a lot of different ways of playing and there are different ways to win this game. Play Mahjong when you win this game you have a bonus. The combination of different mahjong allows you to win different amounts. The combination I made is the combination of the most money won in Mahjong and is what my partner wants to have every time. At first, I wanted to make a mahjong keychain for her, but others couldn’t understand the fun of mahjong, so I changed my mind. The mahjong I designed for my partner is a blessing that I hope she can get this combination every time. For those who have never played mahjong, they also easily know how to form the best combination. Will be interested in mahjong.

Week 06: relativity

Chelsea is one of my favorite New York neighborhood that is so dear to me, and I enjoy spending most of the time there. The scenic places, public entertainment facilities, and restaurants are the areas that attract me when I am not busy; I enjoy visiting Chelsea market that is located in a restored historic factory. A marketplace is an ideal option for a variety of shopping and dining options that include fish maker, wine store and bakeries. One thing that makes me like this place so much is the diversity of people as well as the products sold in this market. Whenever I walk around in this market, I enjoy interacting with different people as I search for various items from the market which can rarely miss, the place has remained an outstanding place for me as manifested by endless trips that I have made to this place over the recent past.

Located at the est side of the borough of Manhattan with its boundaries being roughly 14th street hot the south, this new York neighborhood is also located at the Hudson River and west street to the West. My first visit to this place was in the last three years; I had gone with my parent to visit one of their old time friend who resided in this New York City neighborhood, after the visit we decided to have a walk around this area. One of the most important things that stuck into my memories are essentially the unique shapes of houses along the west 19th and 23rd streets. The houses communicated to me much more of the different culture of the people living here and the diversity that is embraced by the communities living here. The decorative lighting on buildings also stole my attention during the first time visit, and this makes up memories of this place.

During the visit, I was able to meet different types of people that included the black American, Africans, Latinos and people of Asian origin and this just gave me a hint on how social diversity was the key element in this area. As I walked by I met a guy who had lost directions, and upon talking to him, we got to know each other and that we shared the same residence although we did not know each other previous to the meeting. Since then we have always been good friends. The linking for this place is growing bigger and bigger as evidenced by the number of trips that I have made to this area since I got to know it. It is one of my best places to visit outside of New York City.

Here is a list of ten details that I remember most about this area.

1.    The lighting of the houses: this helps me to have a clearer picture of the area whenever I think of it.

2.    Presence of different communities helps me to remember this area through its social inclusion.

3.    The presence of a variety of commodities in the market helps me to see a diversified market.

4.    Empty spaces give me a clearer picture of this area.

5.    Unique shapes of houses give me a picture of cultural diversity in the area.

6.    Presence of big markets helps me to remember this area as a commercial center,

7.    Museums in the area help me to remember this area as one with a lot of history on people

8.    Different restaurants give me feel of a different culinary experience in this area.

9.    Trees in the area give a fresh memory of the place

10.    Entertainment facilities help to remember this place as an attraction to merry lovers.

Citizen

Responses to the interview questions.

  1. I am afraid of ghosts.
  2. When I am afraid I open the lights and watch something that makes me happy.
  3. When I am happiest I laugh
  4. The thing that I cannot forget is the times when I used to go with my parents to travel back home every Chinese new year. But when I am in America I don’t get to do so.
  5. The most important thing that I would like to do is to make money.
  6. What I like most is spending money.
  7. I like spending the weekend watching the TV show or hanging out with friends going to play mojo or go to KTV
  8. My idol is accretion pop star whose name is Huro, he has a group called Huko.
  9. My favorite toy was a basketball as I used to play basketball while I was young.
  10. I don’t have a specific favorite TV show but I was a number of them.

Reflection

The above questions selected would bring the experience of the student as they revolve around the life of an individual. The items featured by the questions are among the daily activities done by an individual. The questions also range from childhood activities to the current way of life of an individual. For instance, on the childhood activities ” My favorite toy was basketball as I used to play basketball while I was young”. The questions also touch on the personal characters of an individual, and the emotions of the individual. Through the question is able to know how a classmate reacts to given situations especially when terrified like “When I am afraid I open the lights and watch something that makes me happy”.  This shows how one deals with emotions such as anxiety in life. It is therefore an indication that the individual is able to cope up with discomforting situations and moments in life in a positive manner. The questions used also touched the areas that interested me and answering them would not be a problem as I will be willing the answer them. The questions enable me to describe and let out my fears and how I can deal with such a situation “I am afraid of ghosts”. They also help bring out how I spend my free times and weekends.  They also show the kind of a person is, that is either a social or antisocial person.

From the interview, one can learn that people originate from different backgrounds, the kind of activities being done. The responses also show the kind of priorities and the ambitions of the individual interviewee. This is indicated by the answer whereby she indicated that she has liked spending more money. It also brings out responsibility as the individual is ready to make money perhaps to replenish the ones lost “The most important thing that I would like to do is to make money”. From the fact that the interviewee likes spending money, it can mean that he or she is a spend thrift and therefore needs to get skills on how manage the money at the he or she makes to ensure that the money made help are sustainable and are spent in development activities. In general, the respondent knew all almost all the information. From the experience of my classmates, I learned different ways of lifestyles that one can be used to. I also learned that one should be always responsible to ensure that activities being done run smoothly. This comes from the fact that the respondent in the interview finds ways of making money, managing anxiety and also indulges in positive activities during the free the time or rather the weekends. It also emphasized on the part of socialization and the interviewee had time to socialize with friends hence portraying him as a social person and hence this is an indication of a good person.

From the way, the interviewee talked there a way the ability to choose the kind of materials to record the information in. The different platforms include writing down the responses on paper and also doing the recording. However, due to limited time, the recording was the most effective and can do the whole thing in a very short time.  From the recording medium was used to the efficiency of the method in reducing the time spent in doing one interview so as to accommodate other individuals also. The ease of access to the data obtained from the interviews as it can also be retrieved easily. The method also prevents data loss which would occur if other methods would occur. Moreover, the information can be accessed well even by those who are challenged by sight in that they can’t read properly or are blind. This work contains the experiences of the interviews. For the instance the day he can’t forget whereby he says “The thing that I cannot forget is the times when I used to go with my parents to travel back the home every Chinese new year. But when I am in America I don’t get to do so”.

Brooklyn Museum_Mini-task

From my point of view, this painting I feel is full of strong Mexican style. The colors are full of sharp contrasts and the characters are very clear. This is my first time to contact Mexican culture but I especially like their color style. The contrast of colors creates a sharp contrast and bold colors. I want to express my preferences and my blessings to her as my parther’s items.

week 04: historical self

1. What is your greatest fear?

I still remember that time, when I was in primary school. When I opened the door, the cold air and darkness of the room came over me. It was another night, and my parents were at work again. Open the cold refrigerator is cold, fortunately, this time is no longer dark, the refrigerator light in my face. I took out the frozen dishes and put them in the microwave. The light of the microwave seemed to be heating me and gave me some warmth. In the dark, I felt too weak to see hope

2. Which living person do you most admire?

I don’t know how you feel about your dad. Tall, handsome, these are not the words I used to describe my father. In my eyes, my father is hard-working, ambitious and modest. My father is my study target. He has been my guide. I think my father has been very successful at his age, but he is still learning and improving himself. Whenever I return home. No matter how busy he is, he always finds time to cook a meal for me, chat with me and analyze my problems from different perspectives. It made me feel like my father. This is what I admire.

3. What is the quality you most like in a man?

When you first see the person, the first impression is very important. Many of my friends have told me that they want to find a handsome boyfriend, so that they will not be angry as long as they look handsome when they quarrel. Now people, are too impetuous. The first glance is important, but I think self-discipline and filial piety are the most needed qualities for a boy. Self-discipline can see that he is on their own requirements are not casual people. Filial piety, in my opinion, must be good to their parents.

 

 

Critical Design readings_Mini-task

The critical design opposite is affirmative design: design that reinforces the status quote.

It is more of an attitude than anything else, a position rather than a method.

Use a lot of different ways to make people think. Between art and design.

People think is untrue is negative.

It’s also a tool can change.

Access to wider and ence.

provocation to think outside box.

impact of technology

Social change

political/social

 

Week 03: ways of seeing

After school, I took the subway home as usual. I was Listen to the music, my eyes started watching the door to observe people. There is a plastering foot that appeared in front of my eyes and came to my opposite position, a man wearing a black tight-fitting sweatshirt. And he wears a sporty Bluetooth headset on his ear, a black sports bag on his hand looks really heavy. From the tights, I can clearly see his eight fast abdominal muscles and Muscles on the arm. On such a cold day, he only wears a sweatshirt. It seems that his body is particularly good. The subway is on the station, although his foot is hurt, he still goes very fast.

From his body and clothes, I guess he may be is a Fitness coach. Because he is exercising in the gym every day, he has a very perfect body. The sports bag in his hand may contain fitness materials, protein powder to be used after fitness, and towels. But I also have another guess. How did he get to work when his feet were hurt? Can he teach the guests like this? So I guess he might be an ordinary white-collar worker. But he is very concerned about his body, so he is working out every day. Maybe he accidentally injured his foot in the gym today. Of course, these are my personal opinions and can’t be taken seriously.

When I read the article “Ways of seeing”  I really agree with these centers “The way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe” This sentence made me resonate. For example, when I watched strangers on the subway, my thoughts and guesses were based on what I saw. There is an old saying in China called “seeing is believing” that’s mean all the thing we should see it then we can believe. This is just proved how seeing affected our believe. When we see one thing or one person In the first reaction, you will generate ideas in your mind based on what you see. People are always more willing to believe what they see in front of us.

 

list note: Foot injury/Sportswear/Sports backpack