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"Post-it notes" City

Dev Studio 3_ 22SP Media Production_Final Project

What do you expect your community to look like?
If you are given a paintbrush to portray the city, what might the lines, colors, shapes, forms, values, spaces, and textures be like? 

Now, we invite you to participate in urban planning. Leave your opinions on these Post-it notes. No matter what it is, it will have the opportunity to be taken on board and influence future decisions. 

In this video, I attempt to objectify myself as the city. People were granted permission to write down the symbolic meaning of each part of my body to make it more straightforward. The head symbolizes the government. The arms signify transportation facilities. 

Via a form resembling public art, I intend to convey a complicated and subtle emotion that the inanimate city is like a lifeless painting; pick up your brush and leave your comments to let it be reborn. For sure, it's a challenging attempt for me.


Excerpts from The Video

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Social Relationships in The Camera Perspective

GMDP 569_Studio2_22FA_"Everything As Input"

Sponsored by Meta Reality Labs_University Collab Program

Group Project_Yanyi Wang  &  Xiaomeng Wang

Stranger · Acquaintance · Friends · Intimates 

How can we identify relationships between people through the camera? In this project, we respectively recreate scenarios that we usually encounter in our lives from the 1st and 3rd perspectives.


What you see on camera shows the relationship between someone and you. Or the relationship between them who are in front of your lens.

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​what would it be like?



Dev GradLab_IxD 101

Group project_Yanyi Wang   Rongda Tao   Xiaomeng Wang

"Road rage" refers to aggressive or angry behavior by the car driver. It can cause altercations, injuries, and crashes that result in injuries or even death, and aggressive driving has become a topic of concern over the past few decades.

One of the main reasons is the lack of communication with other drivers. For instance, some road rage happened because of driving in the wrong lane. The road rage drivers would yell obscenities to or honk their horns constantly. Suppose drivers could communicate with each other to convey their emotions, express their intentions, and even apologize for doing something wrong. In that case, it might help calm the emotions of road rage sufferers.

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“From rage driving to peaceful driving,
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Design Process

HMW Statement



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How do drivers feel about road rage?

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Projector Design

A projector device capable of 270-degree surround projection enables drivers to display emoticons on three sides of the car window, which helps them express their current status.

App Prototype

We also designed an application, "CARMOJI," to work with the in-car projector. Drivers can select the emoji they would like to project through it. It features three modes, including automatic control, manual control, and voice control, to assist drivers in operating the app in various driving conditions.

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User Senario

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Dev Studio 4_Interactions_Final Project

The moment when I track down who once owned my personal items.

By designing a "gift trade" event named “TA-DA”, the event Initiators will randomly invite people they meet in public spaces to exchange personal items with them. This project intends to create a new communication channel to increase the possibility of communication between strangers.

Why we need a "TA-DA" ?

We are generally attracted to someone we have a lot in common, which may be analogous to the catalyst that push a relationship forward. It could be a common hobby, a YouTuber you're both obsessed with, or an elegant diner you "check-in" to every week, etc. Whether tangible or intangible, physical or digital, they are all reasonable opportunities to start new dialogues between you and them.

What if the "common" is a personal item that both of you possess, certainly, on different timelines? Does it intrigue you to explore further about this person? (1).gif
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Gift Box


Select a gift blindly or openly.

Scan the QR code to check more details of your gift on the TA-DA app

Each gift comes with a unique ID card. By scanning the QR code on the backside, Participants can learn more story of that gift,  track the "trading history" and even get in touch with the previous owner.

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"TA-DA" Rules

  • First, decide what gift you would like to exchange with me.

  • Then tell me your reason or story for why you want to trade on this gift.

Field testing #1

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