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# Yuchen Fan / Product Design 1A: Fundamentals (2020-2021)[SEM1]

### Overall reflection

According to the study of this course for the whole semester, I engage with different drawing technique and get myself familiar with 2D to 3D design skills. From the first exercise of turning a plane surface to boxes and combining the shapes, creating models and view from different angle. After that it was my first […]

### Plasticine Shapes—week10

Plasticine is a material like clay to me, it is wet, long time to dry and easy to form. I firstly formed it to a cuboids shape and cut out the edges on each surface in order to make it looks sharper. I used different colour in each shapes to distinguish them from one another. […]

### Cup and tea pots—week9

This was a fun exercise, using same body of the cup but to sketch down 20 different shapes. By adding strange design with the handle to change the form of the cup, I was enjoyed to the process of watching every design comes out similar but totally different. This exercise made considered about how appearance […]

### Characters from a movie—week9

I chose the film Interstellar because I think there was not only about figures in that movie, there are spacecraft, robot, mechanics and human. Therefore I sketch down what I saw while I play the movie. My drawings do not has much detail but I tried to best and clearly show the outline of each […]

### Landscape using grid method—week8

I firstly sketch down a hand drawing of the grid method. According to this experiment of this methods. I have found grids was important in design, because it helps to organize the space and the layout. Grids can help draw things in actual shape and shows the perspective of the object well. Step by step, […]

### Sketching with rounds and curves—week8

This ILA is all about drawing and practicing drawing skills and challenging myself. I firstly sketch circles on four A4 paper with the helpline of rectangle shape or cuboids. I learned to show different type of circle in and get myself familiar with this technique. I like sketching with this drawing methods because it is […]

This is a basic challenge, I used both hand drawing and digital methods in this ILA to compare and contrast the different of two methods.

### Ellipses and primitives—week 7

with the help line, I sketch down several shapes and ellipse. I found cuboids as a basic shapes can used to draw so many other different shapes and also combination of several primitive shapes. In the sketches above, I used free hand to practice my drawing skills. Although some of the line still don’t goes […]

### Improving polymorph object—week 7

In this ILA, focused on the group projects. I tends to redesign the polymorph product made by my colleagues and improved its functionality of the objects. The first design I have chooses from my group members is a product used for relaxing muscles and hands after a long time writing or drawing. Using the ergonomics […]