In the beginning of my project I had my mind set on photography and painting. I wanted to photograph one of my friends and paint various super abilities around her such as fire or wings. I didn’t have any rhyme or reason to it, it was just something I wanted to do. Then I got more into the self-love aspect and wondered how people would … Continue reading The Road So Far…
While I had my photography trip to Berlin, I ran into a lot of things that apply to my capstone. On the plane ride there I was trying to decide between painting a pattern, scanning it into the computer, and then using it in the design of my advertisements or completely using graphic elements. I want to have my painting in my capstone because I … Continue reading Berlin to Capstone
I plan on pursuing my kit idea, however after in class meetings I realize now how contradictory my idea actually is. They make people think about their flaws as like I want, but providing a box of things to “fix” them isn’t the idea I want people to have about my project. I want my project to bring to mind people’s flaws, then show them … Continue reading Contradictory
This past week I went to “Learning to Love Beautiful Me” which was a body image event. There were speakers there talking about eating disorders and how they affect people mentally and physically. There were activities that are designed to shine light on the beautiful aspects of a person such as decorating a mirror, and writing how you’re real and not a Barbie doll on … Continue reading Ideas and Prototyping
Being in college means that I can’t afford to make big meals for everyone like I do at home, SO I found a really easy alternative that could still make some left overs so I don’t have to spend and hour cooking for myself everyday. Step 1: Buy food! I find individually wrapped chicken. Tyson has this really cool “ice glazed” boneless and skinless raw chicken that … Continue reading Meals for one!
My thesis isn’t clear and I’m not sure how I’m going to go with my “packaging super-powers” idea, so back to the drawing board, but I should really say painting board. I was painting with friends and realized that this painting is hiding the woman’s face, what doesn’t she like about herself enough to hide, then I began exploring self-love through painting even more because … Continue reading Re-evaluation
I have refined my idea further, I am interested in investigating individual’s mindset relating to their idea of self-love. How can we love ourselves for who we are? Why are we not enough as we are? The topic of self-love makes me uncomfortable, it disrupts my mindset to think about how much or how little I love myself. The idea of super powers is a … Continue reading Revise Revise REVISE!
Jinhwan Kim’s “Translation” lecture made me realize the importance of expectation vs. reality. Emails leading up to the event made me think that he was going to discuss user experience and show his websites. The descriptions in the emails promoting the lecture only talked about how he was a UX and UI designer and how he loved typography, I had no idea the lecture was … Continue reading “Translation”, Confusion, and Realization.
Over this last week I became more solidified on my idea of exploring self-love through super powers. I conducted mini interviews with my friends and family and here’s what I got from them (one can be found here) Mom: means that you’re proud of yourself and your accomplishments… I like what I do, I like my looks… If I had super powers it would enhance … Continue reading Capstone Conversation and Ideation
I have a hard time getting to my main concept without talking it out to an unbiased party. I talked to my friend Adrienne about my idea just to get my idea straight. Here’s our conversation! I feel as though conversations like this help my ideas come along. Having a friend who knows how my brain works and who I can talk things out with … Continue reading Talking Through My Abstract