"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



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,
all you need is a



Design Process

HMW Statement





How do drivers feel about road rage?






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.


User Senario



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?

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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.


"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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Field testing #2

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Field testing #3

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from the field

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"You think you know me well?"

Dev Studio Lab - 21FA Sec01_project1_"portrait"

The technique I used was 3D meshing to create my portrait by taking screenshots of the results of the 3D meshing and presenting different angles of me.

The camera, speaker, and guitar around the body represent my hobbies and passions. You will never have a comprehensive picture of me until you understand my passions, experiences, and inner world.

When you think you have a thorough understanding of me, you will realize that I am not a perfect person. The broken parts of my face, the twisted hands, and the amount of noise are all attempts to suggest that I am just a natural person with virtues and flaws.

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Design Process



Dev Studio Lab - 21FA Sec 01_project 2_"map"

The map is inspired by hieroglyphs, which is consist of two parts. The part on the left is the Chinese radical for "dog", which means "dog" in English and usually represents an animal. It is the smallest meaningful lexical item and is quite similar to the morpheme. 

For instance, in Chinese characters, 猫 means cat, 狐 means fox, and 猪 means pig. The same radical gives the audience a clue to infer the meaning of the character.

In response to the hieroglyphic character, the right part was chosen to be presented with a dog graphic. I believe the visual effect of the combination of text and graphic is more straightforward and vibrant than using only one of them.



A Chinese character that means dog in English.


In Chinese characters,

猫 --- cat,

狐 --- fox,

猪 ---  pig.


Dev Studio 2 - 21FA Sec 01_project_Texts

This project explores the possibility of changing the process of "experiencing" a text through the lens of design. Various ways of "dialogue" between the text and the audience unfolded before me from experimenting with different media, formats, and techniques.

The video presented is based on an article discussing the differences in type in Chinese graphic design. By creating a text-based response to the original article, I intend to provide a "dialogue" between the author's statement and my voice, that is, unlike Western typography, Chinese typographers consider the concept of calligraphy and the pictorial meaning of a character.


Collection of Iterations