Documentation & Reflection

Week 3

John Jiang - Fri 13 March 2020, 2:12 pm
Modified: Fri 13 March 2020, 2:12 pm

World Cafe

In week 3, we did the world cafe activity. I have done this before in the course of deco7180. For me personally, this activity has helped me a lot. By providing a lot of different topics, it leads me to think about some good ideas. At the same time, during the group discussion, everyone brainstorming together is very helpful to come up with novel ideas.

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Meet Team Numbers

I also meet my team numbers in week 3, which is very excited. Our team members are very good, some are good at design, sometimes good at drawing, some are good at programming. I am very confident in our team, I think we can complete our project well. Because we have members who are good at different fields.

The theme chosen by our group is change through discomfort. In the following group discussions, we discussed this topic in depth, and also came up with many interesting ideas, such as annoying clock and magic mirror.

Big Problems

One of our team numbers dropped this course. However, it is fine for me, but i do not know if other team numbers think so.

Week 2

John Jiang - Fri 6 March 2020, 5:37 pm
Modified: Fri 6 March 2020, 5:39 pm

Pitch & Critique Reflection

In week 2, I had listening to everyone’s 2-mins pitch. All concepts were interesting and also very helpful to inspire some new ideas as well.

I also had critique sheets to write down my opinions for all ideas.

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Ideas Classification

In week 2, we also categorised ideas. Based on our pitch, the most common theses were fitness/health/bothersome tech and learning.

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Week 1_Project Inspiration

John Jiang - Sat 29 February 2020, 9:59 pm
Modified: Sat 29 February 2020, 9:59 pm

Magic Mirror

My idea is magic mirror. It is a mirror that can predict the future. The user stands in front of the mirror and tells the mirror their daily routine, the more detailed the better. Based on the data users input. The mirror will predict how they will look in the future if they continue to maintain current daily routine.


For example, if you are a guy who eat three meals of junk food a day, and never work out. You tell the mirror your daily routine, and then you might see a fatty you appear in the mirror. This is what you will look like in the future if you continue to maintain current daily routine.


This idea inspired by a new innovation of technology called virtual mirror, which provides a new way to try on clothing without getting undressed.

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The core technology in virtual mirror is augmented reality. This a also a core technology in my idea as well. Through AR technology, users can see the changes of their body very intuitively.

What is interesting about my idea

The interesting thing about this idea is that it no longer leaves the future out of reach. Specifically, standing in front of a mirror, people can see how they look, for example 2/ 5/10 years later. Another important thing about this idea is it a kink of way to remind or educate people who still have a unhealthy lifestyle. In this way, tell these people about possible future results in advance. So they know it ’s time to change their unhealthy lifestyle.

Week 1_Reflection

John Jiang - Sat 29 February 2020, 3:12 pm
Modified: Sat 29 February 2020, 3:12 pm


We discussed our expectation to this course in group.


Seven HCT Grand Challenges

Challenge 7: Social Organisation and Democracy.

• Focused on using technology and creating products in the future with a wider scope, eg. local to global, including more users, awareness of impacts beyond the user.

Four keys areas: sustainability, social justice, active citizen participation, democracy.

• Sustainability: how technology can be used to monitor and manage resources and human impact.

• Social justice: closely linked to accessibility. How technology can be used to include more users and be aware of other demographics. Also how technology itself can be accessed by more people.

• Active citizen participation: including everybody in the use and development of technology.

• Democracy: equal engagement between citizens and authority, eg. technology used to give equal voice to government and citizens.

Basically, how technology should facilitate/consider the human population and environment in the future.

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Week 1

John Jiang - Fri 28 February 2020, 1:59 pm
Modified: Fri 28 February 2020, 2:08 pm


Hi there,

I’m John, a second year student in the MIxD. I did a bachelor degree in film production. The program of film production is pretty helpful for my essential skills development. Over the last 5 years, I have developed a good theoretical and technical foundations of graphic design and also curious the whole process of designing from the concept to the physical installation.

My expectation for this course is build something awesome. I know it is pretty wide. So in the next couple of weeks, I gotta narrow down my expectation and work as hard as possible, in order to achieve this expectation.

In this course, I’m looking forward to have an experience in making something from concept to physical things. In the process, I hope I can leaned something that I’m not familiar with. For example, programming, using some fantastic tools(laser cutter, etc.) in UQ Innovative to make pieces of materials. And also looking forward to deep my theoretical knowledges to support the designing process going on. For examples, the users experience, the shape and colour of the product, etc.