Machine Sketch Notes
Overview
In the midst of COVID 19, I was unable to practice physical building skills with real machines. Therefore, I tried to gain a better understanding of the machines, components, and the usages through sketch notes. 
Goal
The goal of this project is to learn how to conduct research through drawing and communicate complicated ideas using various visual languages. The color palette was limited with emphasis on line weight to assess how information can be delivered with pen and one-color marker drawing.
Timeline
2020, 2 weeks

How FDM and SLA 3D Printers Work

How to Use a Drill Press

How to Use a Router

How a Vacuum Forming Machine Works

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Occupation Study
Overview
Images below are selected works from collaborative visualizing's occupation study. I studied the life of a dolphin trainer. While doing so, I was able to learn how to draw human figures, hand motions, gestures, and objects/dolphins in relation to humans.​​​​​​​
Goal
The goal of this project is to learn how to draw human body in context.​​​​​​​
Timeline
2019, 3 weeks
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Mars Exhibition
Overview
My group mates and I created a series of isometric rooms to create an experience for the viewer. Unlike perspective drawings, isometric drawings do not have a particular hierarchy. Therefore, this way of drawing is more suitable to present an experience.​​​​​​
Goal
The goal of this project is to learn how to draw without hierarchy invoked by perspective but clearly communicate the idea with the viewer.​​​​​​​
Timeline
2019, 3 weeks
Collaborators
Laurel Rountree, Janet Peng, Yufei Wang, and Wenqing Yin

Wall space with assembled rooms, exploded toned view, and one-point perspective

This exhibition is located within a museum. The visitor first encounters an information desk, where a worker dressed in space outfit greet the visitor and hands a map. The visitor then walks into the exhibition space. The first room that greets them is a display room of human history in space, especially the moon. The room after that is a space tunnel that leads the visitor into space. This tunnel connects to the inside of a spaceship, which is conjoined with the control room within the spaceship. The room after this is a Mars room. The wall of the Mars room is covered by mirrors to mimic the endless plane in Mars. The visitor can take photos here. It then connects with the space tunnel, except that this one has satellites to indicate that the visitor is coming back on Earth. The overall museum experience ends at the observation room, which mimics the observation space in NASA. Here, the visitor can view other rooms and buy photos taken at the Mars room.
First and second room in isometric view, toned
   

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