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In Melbourne, informal barter run online popularly in local and overseas. They reclaimed and deal with ‘unwanted things’ by swapping into ‘want things’. Their strategies, terms and instructions are varying. This informal swapping activity challenges current money economic system. It is out of the boundaries of existing tax and value ratio. Currently, tax and money are the major indicators in values of a product, service or information. The values of visible objects are fluctuated by the time and needs. However, we cannot evaluate immateriality items by money or tax. In this project, we are challenging the current materiality value, but also the immateriality value. Aristotle said: “People came to the city in order to survive, to live better and stay in the city” In 2010, there are more than half the human live in urban. By 2030, the world’s urban population is likely to exceed 60%.With the developing of the city; people’s living style tends to a fast-paced. The urban and life become much more heaviness than ever before. Online social network, highly efficiency are emphasised which led less directed conversations and interactions. As a result, physical and mental problems become worse, such as stress, obesity, cancer, etc. The city needs to ‘slow down’. The purpose of this project established a “slow” opportunities for citizens to relax in a fast-paced city.

INFORMAL URBAN PRACTICE STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

1. Project presentation


GRASSROOTS’ NEEDS

STUDY OF HUMAN BEHEAVIOUR IN ACTIVITIES

STUDY OF BARTERING

INVESTIGATION IN VALUE OF MATERITY AND IMMATERIALTY ITEMS

PRACTICE OF INFORMAL BARTERING ACTIVITIES

PRACTICE OF INFORMAL BARTERING PROMOTION

Over 10 self-directed informal activities were hold by individual or in groups. Practical experience is gained in the first 6 weeks group activities. I deeply understand citizens needs, grassroots particularly. They are bearing the greatest working pressure but obtaining the least relaxation and entertainments. As a result, their social network is shrinking. In fact, conversations help them escape form stress and pressure. It is an ideal way

to share their difficulties and release the stress. On the other hand, barter is a ancient method before money economic system. People get what they want by exchange what they have. During bartering, people are more open share their emotional expression in the conversation. By understanding grassroots living challenging, an informal urban barter is established in Melbourne inner city. A booth is set up to people share or exchanges their

life experience by swapping materiality and immaturity items. Besides, participators are responsibility to start at lease 5 minutes conversation with others. The host of the booth is ensuring they gain positive optimistic support while they are bartering items. Most of equipments in the booth are made from recyclable waste. They are light weight and mobile, so that they were easily set up and wrapped up in different locations.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

2. Project description


Upper pool studio learning objectives statement I motivated myself and open to work with interior design students in order to gain more peer reviews from alternative perspectives. Verbal communications and drawings were improved through discussions. Effective modelling making, ideas generations and video production were learnt from each other. Time management were better through cooperated within tight time frame. We decided to have 1-2 experiments weekly attached with reflections and video. For deeper understand in people behaviours and needs, we tried different locations and time with different methodologies. Our group regularly correct the hypothesis and methodologies according to actual outcome and result. Several solutions were drafted and prepared before every activity. All of them are considered to be employable and efficient. The final decision was made after group discussions. First hand experience was gained through those practices. Ideas and opinions were exchanged through the trading activities. Consideration in locations and equipments were amend through regular conversations. Concept of swapping activity was drafted base on experience and online journals. The goals are clarified with diagrams and models. Brainstorming refinement in structure and system are reference in peer comments, suggestions first hand experience.

Exploration in informal urban practice

overseas case studies Research

local suburbs case studies SNAP SHOTS IN SUBURBS

Investigation in pedestrians’ needs First hand practicle experience

Investigation in locations and time Investigation in facilities Investigation in activity contents NEEDS

INTENTIONS

FACILITIES

Specific studio learning objectives statement Various informal urban practices through online data base, news and literatures are found and analysis. They cover areas in material culture, commodities trading, charity social activities, slow-peace and barter. To practice those theories, first hand experiments, interviews or activities are established. Through observations in interdisciplinary group activities, the needs of pedestrians and individual intentions became clear. We found that they need a space for relax, so a range of furniture was set up for reading, resting and sun bathing. We also criticize and interpret Melbourne organisations with their intentions, systems and instructions etc. We establish and documented swap activities weekly in order to explore and exanimate the boundaries. We dedicated to challenge the existing economic system by swapping objects, services, information, emotions with different locations and methodologies. From the activity experience, the booth set up is ideal in light weight and mobile. Our experiments are undertaken in and out of RMIT campus. It opens our eyes in people behaviours in class, gender, age and occupations. More challenging and difficulties were faced when security came to us. Opinions from tourists and local residents were collected in activities. It is good to collect opinions form public, such as pedestrians, security guards, visitors, students, etc. they all help us in concept development, opinions exchange. To demonstrate project with specific engagement, the techniques of modelling and digital video making were shared and learnt form each other. Recyclable wastes were reclaimed and applied which includes timber, cardboard, reclaimed polypropylene, second- books. Laser cut and hand craft were both applied in practices.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

Exploration in swap activity

Research

city and suburbs case studies INFORMAL URBAN SWAP ACTIVITIES

Investigation in activities intentions First hand practicle experience

Investigation in swapping items Investigation in locations and time Investigation in facilities Investigation in pedestrians’ needs

INTENTIONS

FACILITIES

Investigation in promotion methods Investigation in swapping activity format STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

3. Learning Testimonial

PROMOTION


RMIT Industrial Design

RMIT Industrial Design

UPPER POOL DESIGN STUDIOS – LEARNING CONTRACT

UPPER POOL DESIGN STUDIOS – LEARNING CONTRACT Your name: Ka Ming, Lee Your student number: s3202690 Your student email address: s3202690@student.rmit.edu.au Which studio tutorial are you undertaking this semester? Studio 6 informal urban practice

Your name: Ka Ming, Lee Your student number: s3202690 Your student email address: s3202690@student.rmit.edu.au Which studio tutorial are you undertaking this semester? Studio 6 informal urban practice

Tutor’s name: Mick Douglas

Tutor’s name: Mick Douglas

What level studio course are you enrolled in this semester?

What level studio course are you enrolled in this semester?

GRAP 1034 Grap 1035 Grap 2221 Design Studio 4 Design Studio 5 Design Studio 6 read the attached different level of expectations for different levels 4, 5 & 6 of studio courses.

GRAP 1034 Grap 1035 Grap 2221 Design Studio 4 Design Studio 5 Design Studio 6 read the attached different level of expectations for different levels 4, 5 & 6 of studio courses.

Briefly discuss what capabilities you are aiming to learn / develop and what challenges you will set for yourself in this studio tutorial:

Briefly discuss what capabilities you are aiming to learn / develop and what challenges you will set for yourself in this studio tutorial:

Investigate informal group activities in Melbourne and overseas. Interpret their ideas and create a contribution to the communities and societies.

Investigate informal group activities in Melbourne and overseas. Interpret their ideas and create a contribution to the communities and societies.

Gains peer comments and improvements from interior design and architecture perspective.

Gains peer comments and improvements from interior design and architecture perspective.

Practicing according to lecture schedule, research in books and internet, practice in RMIT and suburbs. Interpret our experience into new experiments.

Establish and documented swap activities weekly. Refined the content and system by collecting peer comments and suggestions.

Meet submission presentation requirements with multi-media such as uploaded video, posters, and portfolio. Reflections, purpose and future plan are clearly presented to peers and tutors.

Challenging the boundaries by swapping objects, services, information, emotions with different locations and methodologies. Practicing according to lecture schedule, research in books and internet, practice in RMIT and suburbs. Interpret our experience into new experiments. Meet submission presentation requirements with multi-media such as uploaded video, posters, and portfolio. Reflections, purpose and future plan are clearly presented to peers and tutors.

Please circle the grade that you are aspiring to attain in this course. your lecturer will then have a clear idea of your actual level of your commitment to the course in view of what you aim to learn and how you aim to demonstrate that learning through assessment tasks: (see over for description of what each grade means)

Please circle the grade that you are aspiring to attain in this course. your lecturer will then have a clear idea of your actual level of your commitment to the course in view of what you aim to learn and how you aim to demonstrate that learning through assessment tasks: (see over for description of what each grade means)

PA Pass 50-59%

PA Pass 50-59%

CR Credit 60- 69%

DI Distinction 70- 79%

HD High Distinction 80- 100%

In signing and lodging this form I agree to • an active class participation rate of no less than 80% (minimum 80% attendance and participation) • engaging in all peer review and presentation activities • submit all assessment tasks on the due date as specified by the tutorial outline Signed:

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Irene Lee

Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

DI Distinction 70- 79%

HD High Distinction 80- 100%

In signing and lodging this form I agree to • an active class participation rate of no less than 80% (minimum 80% attendance and participation) • engaging in all peer review and presentation activities • submit all assessment tasks on the due date as specified by the tutorial outline

Date: 28/7/2010

Informal Urban Practice

CR Credit 60- 69%

Signed:

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Irene Lee

Date: 28/10/2010

Learning Contract & Revised Learning Contract


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I …...…………………………………Ka mInG, LEE…………………………………………… (insert your name) of …...……………………1/9 brougham Street, box Hill, 3128….……………………………. (insert your address) give my permission to rmIT University to reproduce and communicate my work outlined below in a non-exclusive copyright. …...…………………………………………………………………………………………………… … work submitted for Upper Pool Studio course Grap 1034 / 1035 / 2221 in semester 2, 2010, as part of the Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) degree program. ..………………………………………………………………………………………………………. I give my permission for the copyright work mentioned above to be utilised for the following purposes:     

made available for public screening and/or exhibiting and/or broadcasting. made available in electronic format for public digital presentations and on the worldwide-web promoting Industrial Design Program, the School of architecture & Design at rmIT and the research of School staff. made available on cD-DvD for screening, broadcasting and viewing purposes. made available in printed book publication format to be distributed internationally. made available in print and electronic formats for the purposes of a publisher, as directed by rmIT and its representatives.

I acknowledge that no fee is payable for supplying this work and granting this permission. I understand that my work will be accompanied by a stated credit identifying the work as my work.

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Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

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INFORMAL URBAN PRACTICE STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

iNDIVIDUAL PORTFOLIO


Exploration in informal urban practice

Exploration in swap activity

Research

overseas case studies

city and suburbs case studies

Research local suburbs case studies

Investigation in activities intentions

Investigation in pedestrians’ needs Investigation inswapping items First hand practicle experience First hand practicle experience

Investigation in locations and time

Investigation in locations and time

Investigation in facilities

Investigation in facilities

Investigation in pedestrians’ needs

Investigation in activity contents

Investigation in promotion methods Investigation in swapping activity format

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Pathway investigation


A video reveals various informal urban practices online with reference.

Reflection: In the vedio, there are several public games in China, American and Thailand. the number of players in public games are various. in China and America, some public games equiptments are belong to players which are simple and common. e.g. pogs, Chinese Rings, ropes, etc. time and location of the games are flexible. Thai boxing is a different case. it needs large spaces, fix location with a large boxing ring. however, it attract the large number of audiences like the other public games in America and China. At last, 1 falsh mob is captured in America. the goal of the flash mob is to draw American’s attention or to express their emotion or opinions. It clarified the definition of formal and informal. Some of informal urban activities may cause us legal punishment. Most of the informal urban practices are flexible in participants, locations and facilities. However, they all obtain a dominant purpose or goals, such as drawing people attentions, gaining income and emotion expression.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Research- overseas case studies


Reflection: In week 2, I had an excursion in Camberwell, where is one of the residential suburbs in east, last week. We felt so new and a bit lost, because I had never been to Camberwell. There were a lot of shops and a big Sunday market close to the Camberwell train station. Cafes and boutiques mainly located on the main street. The decoration of the shops and cafĂŠs are different with another place. Camberwell is a one of the suburbs close to city, so the houses and shops are closed to each other. Therefore, there was so hard to find a grass plot around this area and there got a lot of car too. As the result, we thought that relax and social networking were the new necessary elements for this urban.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Research- local suburbs case studies


COLOR CODE MAIL BOX MOBILE LIBRARY ADVERTISING POST /HEATER

ADVERTISING BOARD/ HOMELESS SHELTER Reflection:

TABLE SET TRANSFORMER

A document record this excursion give me a initial understanding of the informal street activities in our local suburbs, Camberwell. From the excursion, we saw how public areas have been used in Camberwell and surroundings. Although street are public, most of the restaurant seems it as a part of their belongings. Restaurants extend their service area outdoor by bounding the street area with fences. Groceries display their products shelters at street. Besides, several domestic facilities were interpreted in photoshop which improve its functions, efficiency and service. it led to me think of the relatioships between users, informal activities and facilities.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Research- local suburbs case studies


TABLE SET TRANSFORMER It is lower efficient to set up the outdoor table set one by one. A fold table set would be an ideal solution for it. Tables and chairs are packed and unpacked easily in 30 seconds.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Research- local suburbs case studies


COLOR CODE MAIL BOX It is difficult to find our own mail box when every one is same. A colour code mail box is good for users to recognise their own mail box on street.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Research- local suburbs case studies


MOBILE LIBRARY A mobile library is inspired by the city cleaning truck. It is for children in developing countries. The truck brings knowledge and support to the children who do not have a chance for education.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Research- local suburbs case studies


ADVERTISING POST /HEATER An advertising heater is a combination of menu. The heat energy motivated the menu component twisting around. The heater got multi-function.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Research- local suburbs case studies


ADVERTISING BOARD/ HOMELESS SHELTER A shelter for homeless people with advertising posters is also a multi-function design. Homeless people change the promotion posters and live in the shelter.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Research- local suburbs case studies


colourful stools Free coloured chairs for look out. We set 5 different coloured chairs in front of Melbourne exhibition centre historical building with message board says ”Free seats for look out” to experiment how people react to coloured chairs. Our aim was to explore and experience the relationship between environmental view and colours from human reaction. Popular colour ranking; 1) Green 8 people sat down 2) Orange 7 3) Blue 6 4) Yellow 4 5) Red 2 It was clearly that children choose their favourite colour to pick chair to sit down. In comparison to children, most adult choose the nearest chair to sit down rather than thinking colour to make decision. Some person stack 2 chairs to extend heights, or used chair for fun, or used few chairs to lie down. In summaries, Colours are psychologically effective to children to make their choice, but not so interested in to enjoy the view behind the chairs. Adult choose the chairs for function, and for their convenience to enjoy the view. No adult choose colour to sit on chair.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in pedestrians’ needs


Awkward Furniture?!? Our concept was created a living room environment into our door area with 20 milk crates to build up. The aim of this urban practice was to observe how pedestrians react with indoor interior. Would they feel it as their home? Would they do their private activities in public, lying or sleep in a couch or eating chips while watching big TV screen? We set up in few locations which were Federation Square, Collins Street and State Library. In different areas people did things differently, so located few different areas could let us to know different reactions of people using our awkward furniture. In general, the reactions were not all success, but we did achieve some useful feedback and our aim of the project was success in some areas.

Snap shot from set up

Snap shot from activity

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in pedestrians’ needs


color me ! Dockland Our life in the urban environment is surrounded by visual information. Melbourne city has filled in bright and vivid colours, asymmetrical shape with movement, not in scaled size objects has become a symbol of the Melbourne architecture and many people love the character of Melbourne.

Visual landmarks and brands

Our project was aim to understand how people remember the colours of visual information from the daily routine, such as architecture, transportation, branding logos and things that people might saw in Docklands. How colours are accurately transformed to people$B!G(Bs memory? Is unusual form and interesting fonts are supporting effectively to memorise the objects? We made 8 colour paper on board and various grey scale images, we choose the location where has $B!H(BNo Colour$B!I(B in the middle of white sculpture to let people to think what colour was this image? In summery, Friday night was supposed to be the busiest time in Dockland but cold and windy esplanade was almost empty. But White sculpture was popular little spot so we could manage to find people. Asking for 3 min to dedicate their spare time for our project was the maximum duration. 5min didn$B!G(Bt work. Shooting their face on camera didn’t work as well. Corporate branding had strong impact in colours, but buildings, space, and memory of things in Dockland was a little blur.

Snap shot from activity

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in locations and time


Snap shot from activity

Informal Market trading Date: 24/8/2010 Location: Degraves Street, Federation Square, Hosier Lane Reflection: Marker trading is an informal group activity. Different methods of market trading were introduced among students. The aim of the activities is to open our mind to exchange ideas and opinions. Besides, facilities are critical in trading due to the uncertain weather conditions and locations. The equipments are ideal to be light weight, easy to set up or wrap up.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in facilities


Refill stocks from recycle bag

Displaying post cards to consumers

Reflection: In my investigated trading methodologies, poster cards are attached on clothes with clips. It save time and energy on set up and pack up. It is mobile and flexibility to display. I refill the stocks from a bag. Most of pedestrians can be approached at any locations. It is convenient to run away form security guards when they come. It is also ideal for bargaining with consumers while walking.

Bargaining with consumers while walking STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in facilities


The charities’ strategies, terms and instructions are varying. This informal swapping activity challenges current money economic system. It is out of the boundaries of existing tax and value ratio. Currently, tax and money are the major indicators in values of a product, service or information. The values of visible objects are fluctuated by the time and needs. However, we cannot evaluate immateriality items by money or tax. In this project, we are challenging the current materiality value, but also the immateriality value.

Reclaimed and deal with ‘unwanted things’

The values of visible objects are fluctuated by the time and needs.

Poster card set The charities’ strategies, terms and instructions are varying.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in activity contents


Week 2 Motivation The exercise exposed us to various informal urban practices overseas and in films. It also clarified the definition of formal and informal. Some of informal urban activities may cause us legal punishment. Most of the informal urban practices are flexible in participants, locations and facilities. However, they all obtain a dominant purpose or goals, such as drawing people attentions, gaining income and emotion expression. Week 3 How they occupy urban areas to achieve their goals. This investigation gave us initial understanding of the informal street activities in our local suburbs, Camberwell. From the excursion, we saw how public areas have been used in Camberwell and surroundings. Although street are public, most of the restaurant seems it as a part of their belongings. Restaurants extend their service area outdoor by bounding the street area with fences. Groceries display their products shelters at street. Week 4 Understand the need of pedestrians and how they react to the informal practices. From the interventions, we questioned about what pedestrians need at street. We set up a series of objects or furniture to satisfy their request or needs. The result revealed that certain amount of pedestrians’ need of space for rest, especially those in groups or with young family members. These inspired us to think about the function of a seat and need of pedestrians in various environments. Week 5 Conditions influence the engagement of practices Waterfront city, Dockland is a tourist’s attraction because there are outdoor shopping malls, restaurants and public art. Tourists feel an air of open, relax and joyful by the living style and colourful architectures. We did a survey about how well does a Melbournian know about Melbourne. We discovered that, people recognised images that related to their daily living, such as the colour of a brand name. the colour is blur in their memory when those objects are indirectly related to themselves. The willingness of Melbournians doing a survey are effected by their mood, locations and weather. Week 6 Gaining practice experience and think about how the facilities benefit to mobile market trader. Marker trading is an informal group activity. Different methods of market trading were introduced among students. The aim of the activities is to open our mind to exchange ideas and opinions. Besides, facilities are critical in trading due to the uncertain weather conditions and locations. The equipments are ideal to be light weight, easy to set up or wrap up.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Paths of investigation


Personal Achievement

Pedestrians Behaviour Study

Environment and Equipments Consideration

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Motivation

Gaining practice experience how they react to the informal practices.

How they occupy urban areas to achieve their goals.

Conditions influence the engagement of practices

Think about how the facilities benefit to mobile market trader.

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

Understand the need of pedestrians

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Paths of investigation


Week 2 Motivation The exercise exposed us to various informal urban practices overseas and in films. It also clarified the definition of formal and informal. Some of informal urban activities may cause us legal punishment. Most of the informal urban practices are flexible in participants, locations and facilities. However, they all obtain a dominant purpose or goals, such as drawing people attentions, gaining income and emotion expression. Week 3 How they occupy urban areas to achieve their goals. This investigation gave us initial understanding of the informal street activities in our local suburbs, Camberwell. From the excursion, we saw how public areas have been used in Camberwell and surroundings. Although street are public, most of the restaurant seems it as a part of their belongings. Restaurants extend their service area outdoor by bounding the street area with fences. Groceries display their products shelters at street.



Week 4 Understand the need of pedestrians and how they react to the informal practices. From the interventions, we questioned about what pedestrians need at street. We set up a series of objects or furniture to satisfy their request or needs. The result revealed that certain amount of pedestrians’ need of space for rest, especially those in groups or with young family members. These inspired us to think about the function of a seat and need of pedestrians in various environments. Week 5 Conditions influence the engagement of practices Waterfront city, Dockland is a tourist’s attraction because there are outdoor shopping malls, restaurants and public art. Tourists feel an air of open, relax and joyful by the living style and colourful architectures. We did a survey about how well does a Melbournian know about Melbourne. We discovered that, people recognised images that related to their daily living, such as the colour of a brand name. the colour is blur in their memory when those objects are indirectly related to themselves. The willingness of Melbournians doing a survey are effected by their mood, locations and weather. Week 6 Gaining practice experience and think about how the facilities benefit to mobile market trader. Marker trading is an informal group activity. Different methods of market trading were introduced among students. The aim of the activities is to open our mind to exchange ideas and opinions. Besides, facilities are critical in trading due to the uncertain weather conditions and locations. The equipments are ideal to be light weight, easy to set up or wrap up.

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LEE.KA MING. S3202690. STUDIO 6. INFORMAL URBAN PRACTICE

  

  

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

MID- SEMESTER POSTER- A2


RMIT Industrial Design Upper Pool Design Studio – Review

Design Studio 4 GraP 1034 ; Design Studio 5 GraP 1035; Design Studio 6 GraP 2221 sem 2, 2010 Studio Tutorial Title: InfOrmaL Urban PracTIcE

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demonstrated design knowledge and its application as developed through research and design exploration

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demonstrated application of knowledge that challenges existing situations to offer insightful new and alternative design propositions and possibilities

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demonstrated ability to conceptualise and develop ideas based on research, exploration and experimentation

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Leadership

demonstrated ability to identify personal strengths weaknesses and ways in which these may be addressed both personally and professionally

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Synthesis

an ability to synthesise and make manifest these issues via the design work within the time deadlines given by each studio

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demonstrated ability to analyse information and scenarios with clarity and maturity that is mindful of diverse contemporary concerns

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demonstrated capacity to reflect on propositions and ideas in a way that enables informed opinion and response to actions

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demonstrated understanding of a range of issues and views with an understanding of how to respond thoughtfully and appropriately with due consideration to consequences and implications demonstrated understanding of the professional work arena and how to identify opportunities

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Critical: the conclusions or outcome reveals that our prediction and hypothesis are not concise. It was contributed to ideas generation. The aim of the practices also be criticized by the results.

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Employable: several solutions were drafted and prepared before marketing trading. All of them are considered to be employable and efficient. Most of equipments were made from recyclable waste. They are light weight and attachable to walls and body, so that, they were easily set up and wrapped up to suit different locations.

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demonstrated capacity to think and act with an awareness of the broader contexts in ways that enable personal, professional and socially relevant opportunities to be identified and engaged with

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INFORMAL URBAN PRACTICE

2. Mid-semester self-assessment

Student name: ……… KA MING, LEE (IRENE)………………………… Import the above criteria CRITERIA

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

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researching urban practices via film, video, observational drawing, online search, reviewing books and journals

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Working as individuals, in pairs with Interior Design students, and in larger groups.

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developing work through drawing, photography, 3d modeling, making test-rigs and prototypes, facilitating events and doing performances

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undertaking ‘prototype’ actions in the public urban environment that test and articulate ideas

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

What indicates the current levels of your performance and achievement in the studio against each criteria? Describe in detail the indicators (evidence) of quality at the level of performance you honestly believe you have achieved so far. In less detail, describe what would indicate if you had achieved above or below your proposed level. ‘SATISFACTORY’ ‘GOOD’ ‘VERY GOOD’ PERFORMANCE ‘OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE INDICATORS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS ’ INDICATORS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Fair understanding in various Good understanding in Well understanding Well understanding in various informal urban practices in Asia and various informal urban informal urban practices in Asia and in various informal American. practices in Asia and urban practices in American. Flash mobs and street American. Asia and American games were mainly were focused in with 1st hand films. Research in second –hand experience. commodities trading, free cycle and 3R- reduce, reuse, recycle Keep contact and working with Maintaining fair Improve Maintaining good communication interior design students. communication skills and communication skills and working with interior working with interior design skills and working design students. students. with interior design We spent long time in clarify our students. Ask aims in every group activities. Peer questions to criticized and suggestions were stimulate peers to exchanged. Projects improvement think referenced to previous interdisciplinary creative team experience. Concept and practices are developed under the foundations of peer reflections and criticized. Refining ideas through digital Refining ideas through 3D Refining or Refining or analysis ideas through prototypes. prototypes. analysis ideas 3D prototypes. Our group refined our aims, process through peer review, 2D& 3D and model structure through prototypes. sketching, and body language. Most of the prototypes were generated by the whole group within tight timeframe. Local community case study is examined. Then develop informal urban practices to fill the gaps and demands Spend sufficient time in whole Committee you Spend fair time in preparation and Spend sufficient time in whole preparation and discussion, preparation and cooperation free time in whole cooperation. cooperation discussion, We establish design propositions preparation and through interviews and local cooperation needs. Most of the urban practices

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

MID- SEMESTER reflection


INFORMAL URBAN PRACTICE

2. Mid-semester self-assessment

Student name: ……… KA MING, LEE (IRENE)………………………… Import the above criteria CRITERIA

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STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

researching urban practices via film, video, observational drawing, online search, reviewing books and journals making digital video presentations upload video, still imagery and Working as individuals, in pairs text submissions to an online blog with Interior Design students, and in larger groups.

Participating in peer reviews and a studio ‘gift economy’ culture. developing through Contributingwork to collective drawing, discussionphotography, amongst the3d larger modeling, making test-rigs and research group of different prototypes, discipline facilitating and doing students andevents staff both in face-toperformances face sessions and via the online blog

undertaking ‘prototype’ actions in the public urban environment that test and articulate ideas

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

What indicates the current levels of your performance and achievement in the studio against each criteria? Describe in detail the indicators (evidence) of quality at the level of performance you honestly believe you have achieved so far. In less detail, describe what would indicate if you had achieved above or below your proposed level. ‘SATISFACTORY’ ‘GOOD’ ‘VERY GOOD’ PERFORMANCE ‘OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE INDICATORS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS ’ INDICATORS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Fair in various Good understanding in Well understanding Well understanding in various wereunderstanding set up by whole group. My informal urban practices in Asia and various informal urban informal urban practices in Asia and in various informal time commitment on recording American. practices in Asia and urban practices in American. Flash mobs and street videos is less than other group American. Asia and American games were mainly were focused in mates because of timetable clash. 1st hand films. Research in second –hand Video making with 1 softwares and 1 Better understand in video Better understand in video making with with Applied the best in experience. commodities trading, cycle Try and formates. different softwares andfree formates. video making with making with different 3Rreduce, reuse, the variations everyrecycle time. different softwares softwares and formates. Keep contact and working with Maintaining fair Improve Maintaining good communication and formates. Try A big improvement in interior design students. communication skills and communication skills and working with interior the variations every digital video making and working with interior skills design students. time. and working participation in blogdesign students. with interior design We spent long time in clarify our submissions. imovie and students. Ask windows movie maker were aims in every group activities. Peer questions to criticized and suggestions were applied in video making. stimulate peers to exchanged. Projects improvement Non-verbal presentation think referenced to previous interwas learnt through video disciplinary creative team and text submissions in experience. Concept and practices online blog are theand foundations Joining conversation in class and Get developed inspirationsunder in class groups Applied the Express your view in class of peer reflections and criticized. groups. conversations. inspirations that and groups. Refining ideas through digital Refining ideas through Refining Refining or analysis ideas through gained inor class and Motivated myself to 3D prototypes. prototypes. analysis 3D prototypes. groups ideas participating in discussion peer Our group refined our aims, process through conversations. in class. Comparatively, I review, 2D& 3D and model structure through express more peer reviews prototypes. sketching, and body language. Most in small groups than in of the prototypes were generated by class, because I better the whole group within tight understand my group’s timeframe. Local community case goals study is examined. Then develop informal urban practices to fill the gaps and demands Spend sufficient time in whole Committee you Spend fair time in preparation and Spend sufficient time in whole preparation and discussion, preparation and cooperation free time in whole cooperation. cooperation discussion, We establish design propositions preparation and through interviews and local cooperation needs. Most of the urban practices

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

MID- SEMESTER reflection


STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Brainstrom- swap-mind map


RMIT free furniture wed page Mt buller promotion activity RMIT free hugs poster

RMIT swapping fruits activity

Online free cycle webpage

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Online U-Exchange webpage

Research- local suburbs case studies


Online U-Exchange case study An example of objects swap with objects

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

Online U-Exchange case study An example of objects swap with services/ infomation STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Research- local suburbs case studies


Online freecycle case study An example of objects swapping with rules and instructions Participators only provide an offering or object they want but have less expectations on what can they obtain at the end. The organisation is worldwide with unified rules and administration instructions. It is well organised and avoid most of legal or policy statements. The organisation act as a media for people to swap but they do not take any responsibility in property lost or personal safety. It is a successful that domestic residents are keen in swapping materiality items in their suburbs.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Research- local suburbs case studies


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b Swapping activity format was examined on week 9

Swapping activity format was examined on week 10

• We approach to 1 participant every time in different locations. we ask them to engage in this activity

• Two participators swapping indirectly, Swapping IUP provides advertising and storage for them to drop down their items

• Participators’ reaction and swapping items are more controllable

• Participator’s reaction is uncontrollable but the swapping items are controllable

• However it is low efficiency and we need to explain our purpose and format every time

• It is more efficiency because we published our purpose and expected items on a poster

• Participators are passive to answer our questions.

• People’s assumption and the security of items are threats in this format. Conversations can be created when the assumptions was cleared between people.

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Participant A

Swapping activity

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Swapping IUP

Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

Swapping activity format was examined on week 11, 12 &13 • It is open end format. more than 2 participators join in one activity at the same time adn location. • They again

can keep swapping until they satisfied

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items again and what they have.

• We hold an event in a location with event promotions. We require participators prepare at least one items (physical, knowledge and sensations) for bartering. • It is the most efficiency format among 3 methodologies. • More than one pair of participators engages in one event at one location • More promotion is essential on various online social networks • Participators are self- directed in the swapping items. Participators understand that they need to motivate themselves to star a conversation before they swap their items successfully.

Indirect relationship

Informal Urban Practice

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STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in swapping activity format


Week 9 Infomation swapping activity To challenging the swapping in materiality, we fist try to swap information, songs and images among people with laptop. We swap with them by using a USB to transfer information between laptops. The purpose of the activity is having a conversation in the processing of swapping. From the observations, most of students are willing to swap songs because they got plenty of songs or images in their laptops. They enjoy talking with first met people about their felling of today.

a We approach to other potential participants and actively ask for engaging in this activity

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in swapping items


a

2 participators swapping indirectly, Swapping IUP provides advertising and storage for them to drop down their items b

Week 10 Infomation swapping activity This activity is aim to swap objects with sensations or personal emotions. Our role is to set up a corner for people to swap only. 2 swapping activities were carried out. One is ask RMIT students swapping objects to objects. We first placed a bag of chips and wrote our expectations, a pen. Secondly, we want to swap information with information. We wrote a joke and hope to exchange other students’ jokes. Students are attracted by our posters but no one initiate and swap. One reason is due to people’s assumptions. Another reason causes failure that we are passive in the activity. For an improvement, we need to act active to ask students to join in. also, our purpose and identity need to be transparent, it can clear their assumptions and misunderstand.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in swapping items


STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Week 9 & 10 Reflection


Week11 swapping activity From the week 9 and 10 reflections and feedback form peer and tutors, we organise our activity with more preparation. We collected second hand books form RMIT library and souvenir. Laser cut polypropylene bookmarks were prepared. A folded booth made with mdf and timer. We set up on different locations in order to understand pedestrian’s need and intentions. Visitors in Vic market are more open and curious to our booth, the grassroots and elderly particularly, but security guards are not welcoming us because we do not apply in preparation. Tourists are also friendly but need more encouragement. They are invited to take a look with our displaying items. However, they do not have ‘unwanted items’ at the moment, but they really like the book marks and souvenirs.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

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The purpose of this activity is evaluating the value of object. We set up a booth with existing bartering objects, we yelling like others in the market for more attraction. We encourage people take the initiate in the activity and open up to new conversations.

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STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in pedestrians’ needs


our mobile booth is not welcome next to second book shop and security guards at Vic Market

our mobile booth at designer market, Dockland

Week 12 Emotional swapping activity Outdoor and indoor areas are explored in this project. We found that events or locations are different. People intentions and needs are varying. In week 11, we visited Designer’s market at Dockland. Before, we visited RMIT building 8, Bowen Street, QV, Melbourne Centro, Vic Market, and Elizabeth Street. Security guards and the owners of motels are the challenging in location conversations. We choose lunch time as a time for people to relax because it is the middle of a day; people feel the greatest pressure at the moment. We also set up the barter booth next to second hand book shop. We like to swap another object with professional interior journal. People reaction are tested, we hope to attract more customers with barter format. our booth at Elizabeth Street and RMIT building 8

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in locations and time


The first displaying booth made with mdf and ply wood

Reflection:

The second displaying booth is lighter, mobile STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

The mobile booth has developed in different versions to suit varying locations. The first one is focus on displaying books and souvenirs. It is inconvenient when we pack up. Then we applied existing materials, such as trolley and card board. It is light, easy to set up and mobile. However, displaying objects were blowed by strong wind at Dockland. From this idea, the design of the booth was amended. Displaying components against strong wing and thieves need to be added.

Investigation in facilities


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we swap people’s emotional expression with physical objects. We set up a booth with souvenirs to attract people come and chat with us.

Week 12 Emotion swapping activity reflection: Curious and free are the key components to attract pedestrians. Family and students are interested in our souvenirs. Kids always initiate to approach our booth. After we explain our project and purpose, they appreciated and support out project by writing their emotion on the floor, taking photos or looking objects that they would like to swap with us. In week 11, we successfully swap a butterfly adornment with a batch with one design student. She brought the batch form designer’s market and she is willing to exchange with a laser cut adornments. Besides, our intention, ask people to express their emotions, is achieved. Participators, especially kids wrote down their emotions on the floor with more than 3-4 minutes.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in activities intentions


Week 13 Swapping activity Our activity called Swapping IUP which launched at Facebook community page. Our friends and RMIT students are invited to join. The first event is on14th October, 2010 4-6pm at RMIT Building 8 level 11. To promote this event, we put the poster, informal urban practice blog and Swapping IUP community page on our Facebook account. Here is the discussion about the activity.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in promotion methods


Discussion on Swapping IUP activity

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

Swapping IUP poster

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in promotion methods


Week 13 Swapping activity Reflection: To ask people initiate in participating swap activity and open to new conversation is always our goal. To achieve our goal, we firstly placed our advertising flyers in online social network, facebook. It invited people to engage in the activity by preparing objects they want to swap. It held at RMIT university Building 8 Level at 6pm. It is a time after school, so that students would stay in the activity longer. At the first time, our page was added by at least 10 friends. But 1-2 students actually bring an object for swap. It is because it close to the due date of exams and assignments, students do not have time in preparation and sharing with others. In further development, longer promotion time on different online social networks is better, so that more visitors release our project and details of barter. However, a boy who read the invitation and posters from facebook came and join our activity. He brought a pack of sushi for swapping. He felt this activity is interesting and curious to try. Finally, he willing to swap a pack of sushi with a handcraft key tag with laser cut decoration.

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The bartering activity format is open end, participators can keep swapping their items again and again until they satisfied with what they have. We hold an event in a location with event promotions. We require participators prepare at least one items (physical, knowledge and sensations) for bartering. We emphasize on their emotional expression exchange more than the others. The goal of this event is providing a chance for citizens to relax in a fast-paced inner city. From the research and experiment, we found that people feel more relax when they share their feelings and support each other. We tried various swapping methodologies to stimulate conversations among participators. We do hope that this informal activity can draw people closer or strengthen the bond of citizens in urban areas.

STUDIO TITLE: TUTOR:

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

Investigation in swapping items


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RMIT Industrial Design Upper Pool Design Studio – Review

Design Studio 4 GraP 1034 ; Design Studio 5 GraP 1035; Design Studio 6 GraP 2221 sem 2, 2010 Studio Tutorial Title: InfOrmaL Urban PracTIcE

STANDARD U.P. STUDIO COURSE CAPABILITIES

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demonstrated design knowledge and its application as developed through research and design exploration

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demonstrated application of knowledge that challenges existing situations to offer insightful new and alternative design propositions and possibilities

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demonstrated ability to conceptualise and develop ideas based on research, exploration and experimentation

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Leadership

demonstrated ability to identify personal strengths weaknesses and ways in which these may be addressed both personally and professionally

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an ability to synthesise and make manifest these issues via the design work within the time deadlines given by each studio

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demonstrated ability to analyse information and scenarios with clarity and maturity that is mindful of diverse contemporary concerns

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demonstrated capacity to reflect on propositions and ideas in a way that enables informed opinion and response to actions

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Knowledge: research various informal urban practices online with reference. Explorations in material culture, commodities trading and charity social activities through online data base, news and literatures. To practice what I have learnt and interpret the theories, first hand experiments, interviews or activities are established. Our group aware slow-peace and barter with cases or examples online.

Conceptual: first hand experience was gained through market trading in city. Ideas and opinions were exchanged through the trading activities. Consideration in locations and equipments were contributed through conversations. Concept of informal commodities trading was drafted by market trading experience and online journals. We brainstorming and interpret base on the case studies. Then we discuses and refined the content and system by collecting peer comments, suggestions first hand experience. Also, we challenge the boundaries by swapping objects, services, information, emotions with different locations and methodologies.

Synthesis: in order to gain more pedestrians’ behaviours and thinking, we tried different locations and time. Critical: the conclusions or outcome reveals that our prediction and hypothesis are not concise. It was contributed to ideas generation. The aim of the practices also be criticized by the results. Employable: several solutions were drafted and prepared before marketing trading. All of them are considered to be employable and efficient. Most of equipments were made from recyclable waste. They are light weight and attachable to walls and body, so that, they were easily set up and wrapped up to suit different locations. Reflective: in the review of marketing trading, the most light weight equipments which attached to body are considered to be the best solution. Ti did not require set up and clean up time. Products were easily be set up and removed. It is ideal to sell products in light weight, such as post cards and small scale souvenirs. Communication: after peer review and practical 3D models in informal urban practices, the goals and presentation methods were clarified. Diagram was presented that articulate what I have learnt in group cooperation and group activities.

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Leadership: I am open to work with interior design students in order to gain more peer reviews from alternative perspectives. Verbal communications and drawings were improved through discussions. Effective modelling making, ideas generations and video production were learnt from each other. Time management were better through cooperated within tight time frame. We decided to have 1-2 experiments weekly attached with reflections and video.

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Creative and imaginative: through the observations in interdisciplinary group activities, the needs of pedestrians and individual intentions became clear. We understand pedestrians need a rest space in public space, so we set up a range of furniture for them. We research in depth about the theories the organisations purposes, system and instructions etc. We establish and documented swap activities weekly in order to explore and exanimate the boundaries..

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SEMESTER reflection


INFORMAL URBAN PRACTICE

1. Articulate your aspirations for the studio and propose a means for self-assessment

Student name: ……KA MING, LEE (IRENE)……………………………

CRITERIA

‘SATISFACTORY’ PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Take a single experiment to develop your concepts

‘GOOD’ PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Take experiments to develop and analysis your concepts

undertake experimental approaches to creative design research and development

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work as part of an inter-disciplinary creative design team

Working with other disciplinary students

Discuses and working with other disciplinary students

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generate and test project-specific creative techniques that examine and speculate upon informal urban practices develop practical and speculative design propositions

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3D Model making for experiments

Defining a single design proposition in class

Defining design propositions for one scenario in class or peers

conceptualize and develop ideas through 2d, hands-on 3d, and performative processes of working reflect, discuss and critique your work and that of your peers with a range of criteria in mind

conceptualize and develop ideas through 2d, hands-on 3d

After discussion in class conceptualize and develop ideas through 2d, hands-on 3d

Analysis and present your work in peers

identify and develop design opportunities for enabling informal urban practices engage with concerns of social entrepreneurship

Identify and develop design opportunities through common practices

Analysis and present your work in peers. Accepting peers’ suggestions and inspired by them Identify and develop design opportunities through common practices and engage with concerns of social entrepreneurship

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What is likely to indicate different levels of your performance and achievement against each criteria? Describe in detail the indicators (evidence) of quality at the level of performance that you aspire to achieve. In less detail, describe what will indicate if you have achieved above or below your aspired level.

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What do you aspire to learn through the studio? Clearly propose the most important 6 or more aspects of learning and achievement (in few words) that you aspire to measure your work against.

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

‘VERY GOOD’ PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Take experiments to develop and analysis your concepts. Reflections form each experiment are contributed to the final concept development Discuses and working with other disciplinary students. Opinions are exchanged through cooperation 3D Model making for experiments with teamsters. Reflections from peers are embedding ed in the model. Defining design propositions for one scenario in class or peers. Invented them after research After discussion in class and research conceptualize and develop ideas through 2d, handson 3d Analysis and present your work in peers. Exchange peers’ suggestions and inspired by them. Identify and develop design opportunities through informal urban practices and engage with concerns of social entrepreneurship

‘OUTSTANDING’ PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Take experiments to develop and analysis your concepts. Reflections form each experiment and peer discussion are contributed to the final concept development Discuses and working with other disciplinary students. Opinions are exchanged through cooperation. Your suggestions contributed to others projects 3D Model making for experiments with teamsters. Reflections from peers and users are embedding ed in the model. Defining design propositions for one scenario in class or peers. Invented them after research and set up practical device for experiments After discussion in class and research conceptualize and develop ideas through 2d, hands-on 3d, record them in media or literature Analysis and present your work in peers. Exchange peers’ suggestions and inspired by them. Your reflections also benefit to them. Identify and develop design opportunities through 1st hand informal urban practices experience and engage with concerns of social entrepreneurship

SEMESTER reflection


INFORMAL URBAN PRACTICE

1. Articulate your aspirations for the studio and propose a means for self-assessment

Student name: ……KA MING, LEE (IRENE)……………………………

CRITERIA

‘SATISFACTORY’ PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Take a single experiment Practicing according to to develop your concepts lecture schedule

‘GOOD’ PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Take experiments to develop Practicing according to lecture and analysis your concepts schedule, research in books and internet Discuses and working Keep in touch and havewith other disciplinary conversations oncestudents a week in and out of class, brainstorming and exanimate experiments together. 3D Model making for experiments Videos, reflection and introductions upload on blog. Defining design It summarise ourpropositions experience for scenario in class or everone time peers

undertake experimental approaches Participation in study and practice to creative design research and development

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Working with other Keep in touch and have disciplinary students conversations once a week in class

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generate and test project-specific creative techniques that examine and speculate upon informal Submission urban practices develop practical and speculative design propositions

2 D Model making for 1 experiment alone Videos and introductions upload on blog Defining a single design proposition in class

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Examination

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What is likely to indicate different levels of your performance and achievement against each criteria? Describe in detail the indicators (evidence) of quality at the level of performance that you aspire to achieve. In less detail, describe what will indicate if you have achieved above or below your aspired level.

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STUDIO TITLE:

What do you aspire to learn through the studio? Clearly propose the most important 6 or more aspects of learning and achievement (in few words) that you aspire to measure your work against.

Informal Urban Practice Semester 2, 2010 Mick Douglas, Rochus Hinkel

Awareness the ideas with cases or and examples Identify develop design opportunities through common practices

After discussion in class conceptualize andpresentation develop Meet submission ideas through with 2d, hands-on 3d requirements multi-media Analysis and present your work in peers. Accepting peers’ suggestions and Awareness ideas with inspired by the them cases or and examples. Identify develop design Brainstormingthrough and interpret opportunities base on the case studies common practices and engage with concerns of social entrepreneurship Establish and documented swap activities weekly. Refined the content and system by collecting peer comments and suggestions.

STUDENT NAME:

KA MING, LEE

STUDENT NUMBER:

S3202690

‘VERY GOOD’ PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Take experiments to develop Practicing according to lecture and analysis your concepts. schedule, research in books and Reflections form each internet, practice with in RMIT experiment are contributed to areas the final concept development Discuses and working Keep in touch and havewith other disciplinary students. Opinions conversations once a week in are andexchanged out of classthrough via phone, cooperation MSN, blogs. Brainstorming and exanimate experiments together. 3D Model Duties andmaking projectsfor are experiments with teamsters. distributed evenly. Reflections from peers Videos, reflection and are embedding edupload in the model. introductions on blog. It Defining design propositions for summarise our experience every one in classand or peers. time,scenario improvement plan for Invented after research next weekthem are established. After discussion in class and research conceptualize and Meet submission presentation develop ideas with through 2d, handsrequirements multi-media on and3d reflections Analysis and present your work in peers. Exchange peers’ suggestions and inspired by Awareness the ideas with cases them. or examples. Research in depth Identify and develop design about the theories behind the opportunities through informal idea. Brainstorming and with urban practices and engage interpret base on the case concerns of social studies. entrepreneurship Establish and documented swap activities weekly. Refined the content and system by collecting peer comments and suggestions.

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SEMESTER reflection

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