REMEMBER TO BRING A WHITE SHIRT EVERYBODY!

March 31, 2011

tshirt time 😀


FINAL BUDGET!!! $20/person

March 31, 2011

  balloons( 3pack, 216): ————–$18 + buttons(200): ————————$70 + large helium tank——————–$75 + printing cost(estimated):———–$30 = ___________________________________                                                            $193                     193 x 1.13(tax) x 2÷22=$19.82 ___________________________________ $/capital≈ $20 i think we’ll only be spending around $10, but just in case Bring $20 to class tomorrow everyone!!! CONTACT INFO: Kenny Jia treasurer/documentation/ group fun email: kennifer.j@gmail.com facebook: […]


1.5 DAYS LEFT and we’re on our way!!

March 31, 2011

Group Explore  + Andrew met today and I’m pleased to announce everything is pretty much sorted. Group explore has decided to work with the balloon idea. We are going to hang balloons on the trees and benches with notes inside them. They will kind of be like fortune cookies except they will be fortune balloons. […]


Fortune Cookie Messages

March 31, 2011

While I think we should use a wrapping that doesn’t involve the amount of clean up balloons would require (food perhaps), the idea of hidden messages is workable. Here is a list of messages I have generated: What if we didn’t have parks? What if there were condos here? What if this was a parking […]


Helium Tanks

March 31, 2011

Does anyone have access to a car? We need to get the helium tanks to the park and metro is not going to work, please contact as soon as possible.


BUDGET

March 31, 2011

hey guys, i calculated the costs roughly. The following charts will show the amount that i will be collecting depends on which budget we choose. Please note that the final figure was multiplied by 2. It means that I will be collecting the money as shown, but we will only spend around half. The rest […]


EVERYONE; MEETING TOMORROW & Idea Change

March 30, 2011

GUYS; everyone meet in the learning lounge tomorrow at 3 if you can make it. It’s really important that we get together and talk some of this stuff through. I’m all in favour of narrowing everything down into balloons and/or bubbles. Can everyone else agree or disagree with this? As cool as it would be […]


Group explore: info regarding the park

March 30, 2011

Interesting facts about the Trinity Bellwoods Park • White squirrels: there have been white squirrels in the park for decades. Right now, there is a pair living in the trees within the circular path near the Queen St entrance. • Oldest tree of the park: stands on the west side of the tennis courts, near […]


New idea

March 30, 2011

I think we should only have the balloon + bubbles idea; instead of using helium, we can just buy a bunch of balloons and hang them on the tree on different levels using string to give the illusion that theres balloons floating everywhere, we can have some on wires and plant them to the floor […]


Progress Report!

March 30, 2011

Hey andrew, everyone else is the fun group. Here are some answers & the progress report; – I’ll be ordering/picking up the balloons and helium tank – Ordering from Party Packagers on Finch & another on Dufferin here is the address: 1225 Finch Ave. West At Alexdon Rd 39 Orfus Road Marco and I agreed […]


location

March 30, 2011

Where exactly is the activity taking place on saturday


Task Group Explore Future

March 30, 2011

Task Group Explore Future will be staging a non-linear performance cautioning visitors what could happen to Toronto’s parks and public spaces if they are allowed to be privatised. Saplings borrowed from a nursery will be set up in a field. When visitors approach Miss Condo Toronto will appear in her sash and helmet directing workers […]


Progress Report?

March 30, 2011

Another panic driven update from Andrew. Yay! It looks like Mhairi, Kenny, and Caroline got some good work done. (I meant to go to the meeting too, but I slept in…) I love to logo! Anyhow, I thought I’d ask everyone for a finite status report, particularly for group Fun. I think we all need to […]


balloon Idea

March 30, 2011

Hi guys, I’m starting to think the balloon idea will really work out. we can create two paths out of balloons; one explore, one fun. each paths will have its own balloon colour (say, fun is red and explore is green). then we can have questions or info written on it according to the groups. […]


Wednesday Meeting Update

March 30, 2011

so mhairi, kenny and i (caroline) meet up today to discuss some stuff and get stuff done this is what we got done WE HAVE A NAME Trinity Bellwoods Appreciated or TBA (for short) WE HAVE A LOGO WE HAVE A WEBSITE http://tbappreciated.blogspot.com/ (we will update later) AND WE HAVE OUR PINS so whats left […]


Project 2 Final

March 30, 2011

Toy Ideas  Proposal Hacky sack is a multi player product that will attract students at OCADU. It comes in different natural based colours and sizes. The product is to attract an audience to play and create strategies to keep up the sack, and as you become more experienced you can add two or three […]


IMPORTANT: What needs done / Group Meetings

March 29, 2011

FOUR DAY COUNTDOWN! It seem like not a lot has been happening and I think we seriously need to step it up a notch. Either everyone is insanely busy or Andrew’s right and we’re just not very good at posting on the blog, haha. MEETINGS; Can one representative from fun and explore who KNOWS what […]


thought about the explore group

March 29, 2011

Hi guys, I just went and checked out that old house again (John Gibson House). It is now a seniors home for elders with mental or physical disability


regarding money

March 29, 2011

hello guys this is kenny, Please reply to this post if you thought of anything that’s going to be a expense for us(it’ll be nice to include the price too), right now for group fun we have: – balloons – helium tanks – ropes/strings/ribbons (to attach to the balloons) – bubble gun/wands – construction papers […]


March 29, 2011

Hey everyone, I missed last class so I’m kind of out of the loop right now – if anyone could give me a quick rundown that’d be great. I’ve been reading the posts and it seems like there’s a bunch of groups with different tasks so if any group could take me in that’d be […]


Project Name, and Meeting?

March 29, 2011

Hi everyone. Andrew here. Hope we’re all doing what we’re supposed to be doing. I myself am FREAKING out, but that’s okay. Mhairi brought it to my attention that we don’t have a name (other than “Fun/Explore”) for our experience. People have told me I’m pretty good at naming things, so I thought I’d give […]


!!!! Pins / Shirts

March 28, 2011

Hi guys, Caroline has been looking into pins and if we make 100 1 inch buttons the price range will be around 30-35 dollars. We think it would be a good idea to use pins to separate the students as well as give them out to people who complete the arrows. But if we get […]


Balloon & Bubble group!

March 28, 2011

hey guys Party packagers have deals for helium tanks or we can even order the balloons, ill try giving them a call but heres the site you guys can check out! http://www.partypackagers.com/content/balloons btw, does anyone have updates on decorating the trees and the bubbles?


Project Three: 12:00 on Saturday, April 2

March 28, 2011


What If We Didn’t Have Parks?

March 26, 2011


Project 3: Storyboard [Carrie Harden]

March 26, 2011

1.  The same as any other day, there are many people in Trinity Bellwoods walking on and along the paths of the park 2. On this particular day, there are a few who notice some arrows all along the park leading to a sanctuary family room situated outdoors in front of a big tree. 3. […]


Project Three; Money / Documentation / Final Station

March 25, 2011

Hi all, There were a couple of loose ends today which are worth talking about. Kenny has volunteered to be the treasurer so she will be collecting money from everyone next week. If all the groups could figure out roughly what they will be spending and send that to her / post it on the […]


Project Three: Fun/Explore

March 25, 2011

Hi Class, Congratulations on all of the progress you made today consolidating around an idea. Your idea has a great deal of potential but much work remains to be done. Remember that this project came from you – all of you – and it will only shine if you all bring your energy to bear […]


BALLON BUBBLE GROUP NEEDS HELP

March 25, 2011

Does anyone have an inflatable kiddy pool that they can led to us? Please comment . Thanks


Project Three; Specified Experience

March 25, 2011

Mhairi Robertson, Jacky Tse, Olivia Shin, Sam Staddon, Joanna Rim, Brian Pierce and Anonymous Read the captions on the story board for the participant’s experience. We decided that keeping the arrows was a good way of drawing someone’s attention to our experience. We decided to make the arrows a bright neon colour and stick them […]


Project Three: Specified Experience

March 25, 2011

Our classmates will be the parameters of this maze. Some of us will wear shirts with arrow graphics, while others will wear ‘blocks’. Once you start moving, you may only advance in the direction you started until either an arrow-shirt intersects your path, or a block-shirt brings you to a halt. If you come across […]


Project 3 urban intervention finalized storyboard

March 25, 2011

Kenny(Yizhen), Andrew, Cornelia, Phoebe Fan, Alexandra Attraction: Person sees a sign in OCAD. Entry: Person enters the park. Engagement: Person follows arrows and experiences interesting visuals/sounds along the way. Exit: Person leaves the park with satisfaction and curiosity. Extension: Person goes to the website and re-experiences the interaction and look at photos of himself participating […]


Project Three: Specified Experience

March 25, 2011

By: Cindy, Amir, Sandra, Renars.


Exercise 6: A Fun Toy

March 24, 2011

The Mind Game Brain Teaser Metal Wire Puzzle Toy -Carrie Harden This is a toy that I can define as fun and entertaining, not only physically but mentally as well. This brain teaser is rich in varied knowledge of symbolic logic. This puzzle toy was well-known and rare in the 19th century in Europe and […]


project 3: story board

March 22, 2011

1: on another day of his walk in the park, the dough-man sees a pyramid of cardboard boxes piled up, with paints and markers beside them. 2.interested, he took some paint and starts to decorate a box however he liked. 3. he discovers a hold on the bottom of the box that fit nicely around […]


Project 3

March 21, 2011

Soccer 1. People gather around the field 2. Person who get the soccer ball chooses his/her team 3. Another person chooses their team 4. They ball and have fun! Where’s Waldo 1. People enter the park through the gates 2. Those who have entered receive a note with a character written on it 3. With […]


Trinity Bell’s Wood Excursion – Excersise 10

March 19, 2011


Project 2 – Sharon Leung

March 18, 2011

Initial Concepts and Development: See the 6 initial rough ideas here. See the 3 refined ideas here. I begin to consider the feasibility of some features and what I am capable of in terms of construction and technology. I also begin to consider the smaller details of the toy design so it actually physically works […]


Project Three: Narrowing it Down. . .

March 18, 2011

You have collectively chosen an idea — Psychogeographic Arrows — that demonstrates promise as compelling interactive experience for Trinity Bellwoods Park on Saturday, April 2. You have also been organized into groups, each charged with the task of propelling this idea forward. These groups are as follows. Caroline, Hilda, Marco, Prisilla, Judy Andrew, Fan, Alexandra, […]


Project 3 urban intervention

March 18, 2011

i’m going to use idea#2 Snake Game everyone has Snake Game on their cell phone, and everyone knows how to play it. 1. random stranger spot a group of organized circle shape on the ground.  each circle can turn green and they can move around and formed a snake. There is an instruction on the […]


Project 3-Storyboard

March 18, 2011

Idea: Forest of Faces After wandering around the Bellwood Trinity Park during exercise 10, I noticed that there were many trees planted all along the path areas. With the way society is today, tuning on Facebook and other social networks frequently, why can’t we do the same outside the internet? The idea is simple: we […]


Project Three: User Scenario Storyboards

March 18, 2011

My idea is to help increase and encourage nature and wildlife, and what better way is there to do that than at a nice big park? There are lots of things individuals and families can do at their homes to encourage green life. Basically, I took those little ideas and put it together to create […]


Exercise Ten: Getting lost in the wilderness downtown

March 18, 2011


Project Three; User Scenario Storyboards

March 18, 2011

While I was there I noticed that most of the people who came to trinity bellwoods were a variety of ages. There were a lot of parents, kids, young people and even dogs! For my experience I want to improve the park to make it more appealing. Right now it seems a little barren and […]


Exercise Ten; Psychogeographic Mapping

March 18, 2011

A; Stumbled on the road, oops. right in front of the streetcar too. B; Sat in the sun, enjoying the day C; Took some photos. People eyed me awkardly. Probably thought I was taking photos of them. D; “DONT FEED THE BIRDS” E; some dog without a leash barked. People shot the tennis ball out […]


Exercise Ten

March 18, 2011


Project Three: User Scenario Storyboards

March 18, 2011

For this project, I would like to make a wish tree in Canada as a symbol of wish of peace.The Wish Tree is a lovely concept to create for everybody at the holidays or any day. Everyone writes down their wishes and then hangs the wishes on the Wish Tree. With the Wish Tree, people […]


exercise 10 MAP

March 18, 2011

through oberservation: 1. lots of bikers 2. lots of dogs Conclusion: we can do something that targets both these groups


Project Three

March 18, 2011

Storyboarding: Emergency Dog Disposal Squad Giant Albino Squirrel Party Extreme Duck Duck Goose League Ethnographic observations of young adults in various public contexts (Christie Pits, Trinity Bellwoods, Younge and Dundas) have shown that they enjoy children’s games more than they might let on. Unstructured games such as tag and the floor is hot lava have […]


Exercise Ten

March 18, 2011


Project 3: Storyboard

March 18, 2011

For me, I personally think that water fountain is one of the important components for a park. Without a water fountain, I feel like the park is dead. So in my idea I wanted to create a nice water fountain build near the entrance. The reason why I think a water fountain is important its […]


Project Three: Idea Post (p3)

March 18, 2011

I came up with an extensive list of ideas but I found this to be the strongest and moderately interesting for us and the viewer. PROJECT: HOBO HEAVEN So in my idea I wanted to to create a space where the person will enter the park and immediately feel uncomfortable and question what is happening. […]


Exericse 10

March 18, 2011


Project Three: Storyboard

March 17, 2011


Exercise 10-Following the Lead(ing directions)

March 17, 2011


Exercise Ten : Mapping

March 17, 2011


Project Three: Concept Proposal (Storyboard)

March 17, 2011

Since the late 60’s, people have used this common, household medium to express a variety of feelings: the mixtape. This concept is something like a trade-off. Where people submit their own mixes in exchange for those of strangers. The Barter Box not only works to expand peoples’ knowledge of music, but it may also be […]


Exercise Ten: Psychogeographic Mapping

March 16, 2011


Exercise 10

March 16, 2011


Exercise 9: Carrie Harden

March 16, 2011

Mom is going crazy again. She can never sit still. Always has to be cleaning something. Always so busy picking wavy crisp crumbs out of the couch, defending 2% milk instead of 1%, and denying us her ritter sport minis and candy and creme that she completely forgets to buy kitty some food and litter. […]


excercise 10: trinity bellwood park

March 15, 2011


excercise 7: photoshop tennis

March 14, 2011

by: Carrie, Alexandra, Cornelia


Exercise 9

March 14, 2011

Receipt 11.


excercise 6: a fun toy

March 14, 2011

The toy I choose is the Newton’s cradle. It consists of 5 metal spheres of the same size and weight hanging alinged on the frame. It is shiny and sleek, but I find most people are attracted to it because of its well known behaviour of transmittion of motion between the spheres. Almost everyone knows […]


Project Three: User Scenario Storyboards

March 13, 2011

In the Third Stage (Scenario Storyboarding), you will each develop one experience for presentation to the class. This presentation will take the form of a user scenario storyboard: a graphical narrative of the experience through the senses of one or more specific persona(s). “In a sense, scenarios are prototypes built of words. Scenarios are, at […]


Exercise Ten: Psychogeographic Mapping

March 13, 2011

The psychological basis of the metropolitan type of individuality consists in the intensification of nervous stimulation which results from the swift and uninterrupted change of outer and inner stimuli. Man is a differentiating creature. His mind is stimulated by the difference between a momentary impression and the one which preceded it. Lasting impressions, impressions which […]


Project Three: Urban Intervention

March 13, 2011

Click here to download Project Three: Urban Intervention.


Excercise 9: Receipt 7

March 12, 2011


Exercise 9

March 11, 2011


Exercise Nine: The Pathetic Life of Hans Meissner

March 11, 2011

Hans Meißner was a man in his late fifties. Unmarried, overweight, and depressed. He was losing his hair and had a crater-sized bald spot on the top of his head. What little traces of hair he had left were all white. Hans led a very dull life and he was starting to doubt that his […]


Project Two: PENCIL BORED

March 11, 2011

6 ROUGHS: PROTOTYPE: PROPOSAL: Pencil Bored will be a multi-use product that will attract artists and students alike. It will be available in a variety of sizes with different choices of backdrops. The solar system, a grassy lawn with bugs are some examples. The board can also be blank and you can write your own […]


excercise 9: Home alone

March 11, 2011

This is what happens when kids AND money are left alone in the house.


exercise 9: watercolor buttermilk dessert

March 11, 2011


Project 2 my toy design: Mr Teddy

March 11, 2011

Six Rough Ideas Prototype The Proposal The Design of the “Blind Box” Mr Teddy is a collectible toy. The name is come from the fact that the stuffed figure is a representation of a bear. Mr Teddy are most often sell individually in “blind box”, in which the toys are packed in small boxes, and […]


Exercise Nine: Andrew

March 11, 2011


Exercise Nine

March 11, 2011

 


Exercise Nine; Grocery Store Narrative

March 11, 2011

Probably not the best idea to give the kids kebabs, look they are running around. If they fall and lodge that stick in their throat it won’t be good… Maybe I can convince them to eat this fruit. Unlikely, it’s from china. They won’t eat it unless they’ve seen it on tv. I should have […]


Exercise Nine: Grocery Store Receipt

March 11, 2011


Exercise 9-Receipts

March 11, 2011

 Proof of Forgery Beep. Etos Coverstick. Two dollars and eighty nice cents. Beep. V6 White Strong Mint Gum. Eighty nice cents. Total comes down to three dollars and seventy eight cents. The girl walks out of the store clutching her little bag of vanities. Standing before her reflected surface sooner than standing before the […]


Exercise 8-Persona

March 10, 2011

Evanne Stadford The Tomboy Age: 22 Sex: Female Currently living Downtown Toronto, Evanne lives the average lifestyle of a 22 year old University student. She shares an apartment downtown with one of her best friends (female) and takes the subway as transportation to and from school. Like her roommate, she is currently in her 3rd […]


Exercise 6: Defintion of “Fun”

March 10, 2011

The toy I chose for this exercise is Cast Puzzle Cast Crab. It’s a mind teaser puzzle where the main objective (for this one specifically) is to liberate the Golden Fish from the Silver Crabs’ claws. The object of the puzzle is very simple to understand, but it is not easy to accomplish. This game […]


Exercise Nine: Marco Paravani

March 10, 2011

Marital Fun (The Perks of Unconditional Love) by Marco Paravani We haven’t eaten meat for weeks It’s part of her new regimen Strung, green beans and sugar peas flavoured in diet margarine I couldn’t tell you what they mean, her story magazines She likes to read, and rest her feet enjoying her English tea I […]


Exercise Nine: Receipt

March 10, 2011


exercise 9: reciept

March 10, 2011

There is something going on in foodville!


Exercise Six: Observations of my toy

March 8, 2011

My toy was the mini keychain ViewMaster. People seemed intrigued by the tiny toy and what it could do. The turquoise colour grabs people’s attention. A lot of people picked it up and instantly started using it. Others were trying to figure out how it worked because it’s so small. It can be hard sometimes […]


Exercise Four: Musik video

March 8, 2011

I used this opportunity to make an introduction to my long-delayed Germany trip video of when I stayed with relatives in Munich during April 2008.


Cindy Lubinic/Fan Zhang: Photoshop tennis

March 8, 2011


Excerise 9

March 8, 2011

Crime Scene Investigation – Enjoy! 


Sandra’s Movie

March 8, 2011

Song: State Radio – The Diner Song Enjoy!


Light Switch Design

March 6, 2011

Sorry it’s not actually relevant to any actual course material, but I just had to post it, since we talked about it in class. The Floor Plan Light Switch. Also, I started my own blog. Go check it out if you want, there’s not much there yet since I just started, but I’m going to […]


Exercise Five: An Object I Love/ An Object I Hate

March 5, 2011

AN OBJECT THAT I HATE- KIMCHI BLUE WALLET An object that I am truly not a fan of would be my Kimchi Blue Floral Kisslock Organizer Wallet. Aesthetically and physically, the wallet is extremely pleasing, but what good is a nice looking wallet if she doesn’t work properly?! There is a clasp which is visible […]


Exercise Nine

March 5, 2011


Testing Prototypes!

March 5, 2011


Exercise 8, Jacky (Tse Hung Hei)

March 4, 2011

Name: Travis Age: 26 Major: Graphic Design and photography. Location: Toronto Income: Part time job at hair salon and OSAP. Children: No Education: Self educated Wardrobe: Classic, stylish, high class. Music: Rock and Pop. Food: Red wine with steak. Hobbies: Relaxes on a sofa with a glass of red wine, and listen classical or acoustic […]


Exercise Nine:

March 4, 2011

This exercise is designed to continue to get you thinking in narrative terms, and thinking about how narrative applies to user experience. Using one of the attached grocery store receipts as your inspiration/evidence, create a narrative. Post your narrative to the blog. The narrative should consist of more than just prose — in fact, it […]


Photoshop Tennis: Prisilla & Marco

March 4, 2011


Exercise Seven

March 3, 2011

Olivia Shin and Mhairi Robertson Sources; http://www.flickr.com/photos/tribehut/2385657598/sizes/l/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/karmakazesal/2567204953/sizes/l/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mangpages/2539564790/


Exercise 8

March 3, 2011

The Hipster [according to Yizhan {Kenny}, Cindy Lubinic, Hilda, Fan Zhang] Name: John (Fritz) Lang Age: 25 Hometown: Pickering, Ontario Occupation: Sales Associate at Criminal Records Residence: Toronto Education: Currently studying Photography at OCADU Hobbies: Shopping, listening to music, playing video games, reading periodicals. Music: The Libertines, The Blood Brothers, Animal Collective, Neon Indian. Movies: Eternal […]


Exercise 6

March 3, 2011

Here is my toy. This is a MIY [make it yourself] toy from a Kindersurprise. The toy is a doggy with paper wings that flies like a football, in a spiral and lands neatly (theoretically) on the ground. The toy itself is colourful and visually attractive. Furthermore, the toy is mentally challenging because you have […]


Exercise 7 Tennis: Nicholas and Judy

March 2, 2011

Final Sources Dog run (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz) water valves at the garfield park conservatory (Paul Goyette) Architecture in Helsinki (StaneStane) helicopter 01 (Chris Pederick) A light bulb (James Bowe) anhinga (nouspique) Statue (Benjamin Asmussen) Tesla Coil (bigiain) landscape (Siddhi) tree (mockney Rebel)