Friday, October 31, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Hexagon Puzzle prototype

Oct 25 | 12:30-02:30
We set up the puzzles four time, wait for at least 30 mins.

Friday, October 24, 2008

prototype | Fake rock

A remote car under the Rock.
maybe add some lighting and color changing to attract attentions.

Test #1

Oct 23 | Fake Rock Prototype test

from 10:00 am - 11:15 am

People couldn't figure out what it is, but still they wouldn't touch it or kick it.
Watching  soccer field was more important activity in this area. but one person inside the soccer field stood in front of the rock and noticed the relation of rock and me.

I assume there are solution for the ignorance of people to this rock:
#1 Paint it into more attractive color.
#2 putting wheel or remote little car under, and make it run or escape from the person who's getting closer.
#3 scale its size, we need it to be BIG.

Oct 23 | Fake Rock Prototype test

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Columbus park | prototype #3

Movable Rock Platform
where you can play, eat, drink and read

solid platform with long seat and angle, it has the fake rock texture but light weight so you can easily move it to any place in the park.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Columbus park | prototype #2

Fake Rock : Bean bags with handles
handles make difference

With handles, bean bags are added a new function of being put into different locations by user.

Columbus park | prototype #1

Fake Rock : Bean Bags
using the fabric in rock pattern 

What if we make the rock soft and warm, easy to shape and sit on it?

Friday, October 17, 2008

prototype #4 | Columbus park

Ash tray project 2
counting cigarette butts

I think the previous project is too radical to smokers, so i provide another way to send the message of how cigarette can cause air pollution by quantity counting.

Prototype #3 | Columbus park

Ash tray project
too many smokers, and cigarette butts on the ground

This is the problem I found that every morning, thousand of butts wait to be cleaned. So I start to have the idea of ash tray that design as human lung, maybe it can be the caution to reminds them the condition of human's lung and cigarette. 

Prototype #2 | Columbus park

Chinese Chess
Elder people's number One board game in the park!

This super size , easier version of Chess game gives you a chance to play around or maybe the easier way to learn this traditional chinese chess. 

Prototype #1 | Columbus park

Fake Rock
seems people in the park like to sit on the rock instead of chairs.

I wonder if we put big fake rocks in the location where always stood and taken by crowds, would people stand or sit on them? or if they find out the rock itself is movable, would the public treat them like the chairs, just move around before they sit? is there other function we can find of this fake rock chair installation?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Favorite public Place part1

Central Park 

People come to the park in their own little circle. 

Favorite public Place part2

New Jersey Railroad| Secaucus Junction
Waiting Platform

 This is a waiting room which is parallel to the railroad. I like the peaceful atmosphere and big windows there. In the winter, they provide heat.

Favorite Public Place part3

Rockefeller Center | ice skating rink
I had very good impression about this ice skating rink in 2005.
People who skated in the picture had very good skills, and this place was gathered around by watchers more than skaters.
The building and center itself is owned by Rokefeller Group.

48th st, 5th ave