Process Book (Spring 2010)

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My process book for design.

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  • THINH NGUYEN process book spring 2010

  • CONTENTCHARETTE

    SOLAR DECATHLON Research Logo Website Design Charts Symbols

    SLAM POETRY

    Research Storyboard

    PERSONAL I.D.ENTITY

    Research Potraits Reflection

    JUNIOR WORKSHOP Research/Concept Storyboard Posters

    REFLECTIONS

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  • CHARETTE

    BLUE

  • BLUE 1. blue rave 2. avatar

  • | 13 }The first two weeks of the semester, the art department celebrated a Charette with the theme Blue. Most of our studio participated and put together a rave called Blue Rave.

    charette.blue rave

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  • | 15 }charette.avatar

    Hate it or love it, Avatar have become the biggest movie of all time. Pocahontas in space? Papyrus? There are alot of critics out there and alot of people are displeased how Avatar is essentially Pocahontas in space and how the font papyrus was used for the movie name and subtitles.

    So what if it is Pocahontas in space, James Cameron is a genius at reinventing some-thing old into the biggest movies of all time. He took an old story about big boat crash-ing into an iceberg and turned it into what was the biggest grossing movie of all time. Atlease it was until Avatar. So what makes a good story? A familiar story. Hollywood have only 8 main storylines to play with, so any movies ever made and will be made is one of these 8s or hybrid of the eight.

    James Camerons Avatar was a box office knockout because he took a story that ev-eryone understand and have seen before and reinvented in a way where it becomes brand new and captivating. A good movie like a good design must be able to comuni-cate to a wide range of audience.

    Character development was typical and the line between good and evil was very clear. This was one reason why the movie had many problem with depth. In his defense, Cameron wanted a basic storyline so the audience can focus on the visual aspect of the film.

    As for papyrus? We can see that the A, T and R are treated drastically for the title. And I think it works well with the movie.

    A V ATA R

  • SOLAR DECATHALON

    LIVING LIGHT

  • LIVING LIGHT 1. research 2. logo 3. website design 4. symbols 5. charts

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    HOW

    IT W

    ORKS Solar Decathlon organizers selected the following 10 contests for the 2007 Com-petition. The teams can earn up to 100

    points for each contest except Architec-ture, Engineering and Market Viability, for which they can earn up to 200, 150 and 150 points, respectively. Of the 1200 total points possible, 525 points are awarded based on objective performance measurements or task completion, and 675 points are awarded through subjec-tive evaluations by a variety of appropri-ately selected experts.

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    ArchitectureTo be architecturally sound, a homes design must not only satisfy human comfort needs, it must also be well organized and visually pleasing both inside and out. The Architecture contest is intended to demonstrate that solar-powered, energy-efficient homes can be designed to meet enduring architectural standards. A jury of archi-tects will judge each entry on the overall aesthetics and the success-ful design and integration of the solar, energy-efficiency, and other technical features of the house. The jury will evaluate the houses early in the week of contests and will not be influenced by the objectively measured performances of the houses.

    EngineeringAlthough architects are critical collaborators in the engineering design of well-integrated high performance homes, engineers and other technical experts possess unique skills that are required to design, specify, install, and maintain the houses systems. A jury of technical experts in the residential building industry will judge each entry on the functionality, efficiency, innovation, robustness, and economic value of the houses building envelope, environmental control, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

    Market ViabilityAn important objective of the Solar Decathlon is to prove that homes containing solar and energy-efficient design and technologies are market ready and belong in the worlds diverse neighborhoods. Ex-perts from the building industry will compose the jury for this contest. Judging will take place early in the week of contests and will not be influenced by the objectively measured technical performance of the houses.

    CommunicationsThe Solar Decathlon is a competition and a public event. The Commu-nications contest challenges teams to communicate their experiences in this project to a general audience. Through Web sites and public tours, the teams will share the knowledge they have acquired. Their experiences and their houses will serve as living demonstrations of the viability of solar energy and energy efficiency technologies in the home. Panels of judges with expertise in communications and public relations will award points based on subjective evaluations of the teams Web sites and house tours.

    Comfort ZoneWell-designed houses provide a safe and comfortable indoor environ-ment for occupants through heating, cooling, humidity, and ventilation controls. In this contest, the teams will be evaluated objectively on their ability to maintain temperature and relative humidity within pre-scribed set points. Other aspects of indoor environmental quality will be evaluated in Contest 2: Engineering.

    AppliancesA house is not a home without kitchen appliances, laundry facilities, and electronics such as personal computers and TV/video players. This contest requires the teams to demonstrate that their houses can provide the necessary energy to effectively operate appliances and electronics. The teams will store food in their refrigerators and freez-ers, host a dinner party, wash dishes, and do laundry during the week of contests. The teams will also be required to operate their personal computers and TV/video players a set number of hours each day. All points for this contest will be awarded based on task completion and objective performance evaluations of the required appliances and electronics.

    Hot Water This contest demonstrates that the teams houses can provide all of the energy necessary to heat water for domestic uses. Teams will receive points for performing tests that simulate the average time and temperature requirements for two showers each day of the contest week. Twice per day, teams will have to deliver 15 gallons (56.8 liters) of hot water (at least 110F [43.3C]) in no more than 10 minutes.

    LightingSunlight, moonlight, and electric light all contribute to the livability and environment of a dwelling, inside and out. Lighting systems should be designed to minimize energy use by maximizing the contribution of daylight and by using controls to minimize the use of electric illumina-tion. This contest evaluates the quantity and quality of the lighting in the houses both day and night. Points will be awarded on a teams ability to provide acceptable lighting levels for specified durations. A jury of lighting experts will award points on the basis of subjective evaluations of the teams lighting system designs.

    Energy BalanceThis contest demonstrates that the sun can supply the energy neces-sary for all the daily energy demands of a small household. The object is to produce as much or more energy than the house consumes over a defined period of time to demonstrate that the house and its systems function sustainably. Points will be awarded based on each teams ability to use their solar electric systems to produce as much electrical energy as they require during the contest week.

    Getting AroundBecause the amount of energy households use to meet their personal transportation needs is so significant, this contest is designed to dem-onstrate that a house itself can be used to provide that energy. The contest evaluates how much extra energy the houses can generate to provide transportation for the teams in street-legal, commercially available electric vehicles, which will be provided by the organizers. All points for this contest will be awarded based on objective evaluationthe more miles the teams drive, the more points they get.

    the CONTESTS

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    A solar cell is a device that converts the energy of sunlight directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect. Sometimes the term solar cell is reserved for devices intended specifically to capture energy from sunlight such as solar panels and solar cells, while the term photovoltaic cell is used when the light source is unspecified. Assemblies of cells are used to make solar pan-

    els, solar modules, or photovol-taic arrays. Photovoltaics is the field of technology and research related to the application of solar cells in producing electricity for practical use. The energy gener-ated this way is an example of solar energy (also known as solar power).

    High-efficiency solar cells are a class of solar cell that can gener-ate more electricity per incident solar power unit (watt/watt). Much of the industry is focused on the most cost efficient tech-nologies in terms of cost per generated power. The two main strategies to bring down the cost of photovoltaic electricity

    are increasing the ef-ficiency of the cells and decreasing their cost per unit area. However, increasing the efficiency of a solar cell without decreasing the total cost per kilowatt-hour is not more economical, since sunlight is free. Thus, whether or not efficiency matters depends on whether cost is defined as cost per unit of sunlight falling on the cell, per unit area, per unit weight of the cell, or per unit energy produced by the cell. In situa-tions where much of the cost of a solar system scales with its area (so that one is effectively pay-ing for sunlight), the challenge of increasing the photovoltaic efficiency is thus of great inter-est, both from the academic and economic points of view. Many

    groups have published papers claiming possibility of high effi-ciencies after conducting optical measurements under many hypo-thetical conditions. The efficiency should be measured under real conditions and the basic param-eters that need to be evaluated are the short circuit current, open circuit voltage.[3]

    The chart at the right illustrates the best laboratory efficiencies obtained for various materials and technologies, generally this is done on very small, i.e. one square cm, cells. Commercial ef-ficiencies are significantly lower.

    HOW: SOLAR PANEL WORKS

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    + UT ZERO house

    The UT Zero Energy House combines the best researchers, engineers and archi-tects in Tennessee to develop, design and build the home of the future. It will showcase the latest innovations in the areas of building materials, information technology, solar en-ergy, energy efficiency, and home design to demonstrate oppor-tunities and methods for using sustainable energy resources.

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    I feel that these teams logo were working with their house and concept. It is a simple idea inspired by the house or house name itself. They is not too complex but at the same time they have depth as well.

    WHATIS A

    LOGO?

    Some logos I thought was working.

    A logo is a graphic mark or emblem commonly used by com-mercial enterprises, organizations and even individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition. Logos are either purely graphic (symbols/icons) or are composed of the name of the organization (a logotype or wordmark). An example of an abstract mark is the blue octagon representing Chase Bank, while an example of a representational mark is the everyman icon of PBS. Examples of well-known logotypes (wordmarks) are the striped IBM design, Mobil written in blue with a red o and CocaCola written in flowing red script.

    solar decathlon.logo

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    MIND MAP

    LIVINGabundancebalanceefficiencylife style

    LIGHTshadowwisdomilluminatereflective

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    LivingLight

    LIVINGLight

    LivingLIGHT

    Lvng GL NVII

    VIN

    IN

    LIVINGHT

    LIVINGHT

    HT

    LI GHTVIN

    LIGHTLIVINGLI LLL LL LLLL LLLLLL LLL L

    LL

    LLLLLLL

    LL

    LL LL LL

    LL LL

    LLLLL LL LLLL L LLL L

    LI GHTVIN LL

    L L

    L L

    LLL LL

    L L

    L L

    LLLLLL L

    LL

    LLL

    LivingLight

    LIVINGLight

    LivingLIGHT

    Lvng GL NVII

    VIN

    IN

    LIVINGHT

    LIVINGHT

    HT

    LI GHTVIN

    LIGHTLIVING

    LI LLL LL LLLL LLLLLL LLL L

    LL

    LLL

    LLLL

    LL

    LL LL LL

    LL LL

    LLLLL LL LLLL L LLL L

    LI GHTVIN LL

    L L

    L L

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    L LL L

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    LLLLLLLLLL

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    marks EXPLORATIONS

    typography EXPLORATIONSFor the living light logo, I was interested in the idea of efficiency. The main concept was to have multiple uses for the lines in the logo. Another concept that ties into the first concept is depth of the logo. Depth mean-ing multiple meaning and reading in the same mark. In these iteration, I eliminated some of the letters but trying to keep the reading of living light.

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    N NN GL NVIILL

    LIVI G LIG

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    typography EXPLORATIONS

    color marks EXPLORATIONS

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    Testing the type logo with Sonams Marks.

    After fiding the right base-font, NeoTech, I iterated some variations of eliminating letters and multiple usage of form.

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    For the final mark, there are three major change to the original font. The first thing was elimination of the vertical line in the n in the word living. Using the i as the the first vertical stroke of the n, the work liv-ing is still readable. To bring in repeatitive shape, the L was flipped upside down to serve as the second half of the n. This gives the mark a balance in the word liv-ing.

    As for the word light, as it is the area be-tween the H and the T is too rigid and sharp. It doesnt carry the curve and flow of the word living. So for this, I brought the curve of the L to the middle of the H. An-other move was the ilimination of the bottom front leg of the H and using the vertical stroke of the G as the leg.

    As the result, we get a mark that is techno-logical enough for the futuristic home yet still have enough humanistic feel to make it fit with a home.

    I decided that he mark is interesting enough to be memorable, yet it can be easily read at any size that it is not necessary to have an additional mark to accompany it. It incorpo-rate the idea of an efficient, intelligent and environmental friend;y life style that is that of the house.

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    about the house sponsors our team

    heating

    battery

    interface

    cooling

    energy

    lighting

    solar power

    design technology tour

    An air preheater (APH) is a general term to describe any device designed to heat air before another process (for example, combustion in a boiler) with the primary objective of increasing the thermal eciency of the process. They may be used alone or to replace a recuperative heat system or to replace a steam coil.

    In particular, this article describes the combustion air preheaters used in large boilers found in thermal power stations producing electric power from e.g. fossil fuels, biomasses or waste.[1][2][3][4][5]

    The purpose of the air preheater is to recover the heat from the boiler ue gas which increases the thermal eciency of the boiler by reducing the useful heat lost in the ue gas. As a consequence, the ue gases are also sent to the ue gas stack (or chimney) at a lower temperature, allowing simplied design of the ducting and the ue gas stack. It also allows control over the temperature of gases leaving the stack (to meet emissions regulations, for example).

    An air preheater (APH) is a general term to describe any device designed to heat air before another process (for example, combustion in a boiler) with the primary objective of increasing the thermal eciency of the process. They may be used alone or to replace a recuperative heat system or to replace a steam coil.

    In particular, this article describes the combustion air preheaters used in large boilers found in thermal power stations producing electric power from e.g. fossil fuels, biomasses or waste.[1][2][3][4][5]

    The purpose of the air preheater is to recover the heat from the boiler ue gas which increases the thermal eciency of the boiler by reducing the useful heat lost in the ue gas. As a consequence, the ue gases are also sent to the ue gas stack (or chimney) at a lower temperature, allowing simplied design of the ducting and the ue gas stack. It also allows control over the temperature of gases leaving the stack (to meet emissions regula-tions, for example).

    ENGINEERING DIAGRAMS

    +

    The purpose of the air preheater is to recover the heat from the boiler ue gas which increases the thermal eciency of the boiler by reducing the useful heat lost in the ue gas. As a consequence, the ue gases are also sent to the ue gas stack (or chimney) at a lower temperature, allowing simpli-ed design of the ducting and the ue gas stack. It also allows control over the temperature of gases leaving the stack (to meet emissions regulations, for example).

    COOLING TECHNOLOGY

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    { about }

    about

    { the house }

    the house

    { sponsors }

    sponsors

    { our team }

    our team

    Photons excite the adjoining par-ticles that in turn transfer the energy to the neighbor. This may appear to slow the beam down through its trajectory in realtime.

    The speed of light in a vacuum is presently defined to be exactly 299,792,458 m/s (approximately 186,282 miles per second).

    Photons excite the adjoining par-ticles that in turn transfer the energy to the neighbor. This may appear to slow the beam down through its trajectory in realtime.

    The speed of light in a vacuum is presently defined to be exactly 299,792,458 m/s (approximately 186,282 miles per second).

    Photons excite the adjoining par-ticles that in turn transfer the energy to the neighbor. This may appear to slow the beam down through its trajectory in realtime.

    The speed of light in a vacuum is presently defined to be exactly 299,792,458 m/s (approximately 186,282 miles per second).

    Photons excite the adjoining par-ticles that in turn transfer the energy to the neighbor. This may appear to slow the beam down through its trajectory in realtime.

    The speed of light in a vacuum is presently defined to be exactly 299,792,458 m/s (approximately 186,282 miles per second).

    +

    about the house sponsors our team

    | |

    solar decathlon.web design

    Variations of wire frames and content.

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    OUTSIDE WALL

    The purpose of the air preheater is to recover the heat from the boiler ue gas which increases the thermal eciency of the boiler by reducing the useful heat lost in the ue gas. As a conse-quence, the ue gases are also sent to the ue gas stack (or chimney) at a lower temperature, allowing simplied design of the ducting and the ue gas stack. It also allows control over the tem-perature of gases leaving the stack (to meet emissions regula-tions, for example).

    about the house sponsors our team

    | |

    The purpose of the air preheater is to recover the heat from the boiler ue gas which increases the thermal eciency of the boiler by reducing the useful heat lost in the ue gas. As a conse-quence, the ue gases are also sent to the ue gas stack (or chimney) at a lower temperature, allowing simplied design of the ducting and the ue gas stack. It

    The purpose of the air preheater is to recover the heat from the boiler ue gas which increases the thermal eciency of the boiler by reducing the useful heat lost in the ue gas. As a conse-quence, the ue gases are also sent to the ue gas stack (or chimney) at a lower temperature, allowing simplied design of the ducting and the ue gas stack. It

    The purpose of the air preheater is to recover the heat from the boiler ue gas which increases the thermal eciency of the boiler by reducing the useful heat lost in the ue gas. As a conse-quence, the ue gases are also sent to the ue gas stack (or chimney) at a lower temperature, allowing simplied design of the ducting and the ue gas stack. It

    The purpose of the air preheater is to recover the heat from the boiler ue gas which increases the thermal eciency of the boiler by reducing the useful heat lost in the ue gas. As a conse-quence, the ue gases are also sent to the ue gas stack (or chimney) at a lower temperature, allowing simplied design of the ducting and the ue gas stack. It

    about the house sponsors our team

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    heating/cooling

    solar power

    interface

    energy

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    about the house sponsors our team

    { Why } { When }{ How }The speed of light in a vacuum is presently defined to be exactly 299,792,458 m/s (approximately 186,282 miles per second). The fixed value of the speed of light in SI units results from the fact that the metre is now defined in terms of the speed of light. Light always travels at a constant speed, even between particles of a substance through which it is shining. Photons excite the adjoining particles that in turn transfer the energy to the neighbor. This may appear to slow the beam down through its trajectory in realtime. The time lost between entry and exit accounts to the displacement of energy through the substance between each particle that is excited.

    The speed of light in a vacuum is presently defined to be exactly 299,792,458 m/s (approximately 186,282 miles per second). The fixed value of the speed of light in SI units results from the fact that the metre is now defined in terms of the speed of light. Light always travels at a constant speed, even between particles of a substance through which it is shining. Photons excite the adjoining particles that in turn transfer the energy to the neighbor. This may appear to slow the beam down through its trajectory in realtime. The time lost between entry and exit accounts to the displacement of energy through the substance between each particle that is excited.

    The speed of light in a vacuum is presently defined to be exactly 299,792,458 m/s (approximately 186,282 miles per second). The fixed value of the speed of light in SI units results from the fact that the metre is now defined in terms of the speed of light. Light always travels at a constant speed, even between particles of a substance through which it is shining. Photons excite the adjoining particles that in turn transfer the energy to the neighbor. This may appear to slow the beam down through its trajectory in realtime. The time lost between entry and exit accounts to the displacement of energy through the substance between each particle that is excited.

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    about the house sponsors our team

    { Why } { When }{ How }The speed of light in a vacuum is presently defined to be exactly 299,792,458 m/s (approximately 186,282 miles per second). The fixed value of the speed of light in SI units results from the fact that the metre is now defined in terms of the speed of light. Light always travels at a constant speed, even between particles of a substance through which it is shining. Photons excite the adjoining particles that in turn transfer the energy to the neighbor. This may appear to slow the beam down through its trajectory in realtime. The time lost between entry and exit accounts to the displacement of energy through the substance between each particle that is excited.

    The speed of light in a vacuum is presently defined to be exactly 299,792,458 m/s (approximately 186,282 miles per second). The fixed value of the speed of light in SI units results from the fact that the metre is now defined in terms of the speed of light. Light always travels at a constant speed, even between particles of a substance through which it is shining. Photons excite the adjoining particles that in turn transfer the energy to the neighbor. This may appear to slow the beam down through its trajectory in realtime. The time lost between entry and exit accounts to the displacement of energy through the substance between each particle that is excited.

    The speed of light in a vacuum is presently defined to be exactly 299,792,458 m/s (approximately 186,282 miles per second). The fixed value of the speed of light in SI units results from the fact that the metre is now defined in terms of the speed of light. Light always travels at a constant speed, even between particles of a substance through which it is shining. Photons excite the adjoining particles that in turn transfer the energy to the neighbor. This may appear to slow the beam down through its trajectory in realtime. The time lost between entry and exit accounts to the displacement of energy through the substance between each particle that is excited.

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    solar decathlon.web design

    Final layout with content. Homepage.

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    about the house sponsors our team

    heating

    battery

    interface

    cooling

    energy

    lighting

    solar power

    design technology tour

    about the house sponsors our team

    heating

    battery

    interface

    cooling

    energy

    lighting

    solar power

    design technology tour

    An air preheater (APH) is a general term to describe any device designed to heat air before another process (for example, combustion in a boiler) with the primary objective of increasing the thermal eciency of the process. They may be used alone or to replace a recuperative heat system or to replace a steam coil.

    In particular, this article describes the combustion air preheaters used in large boilers found in thermal power stations producing electric power from e.g. fossil fuels, biomasses or waste.[1][2][3][4][5]

    The purpose of the air preheater is to recover the heat from the boiler ue gas which increases the thermal eciency of the boiler by reducing the useful heat lost in the ue gas. As a consequence, the ue gases are also sent to the ue gas stack (or chimney) at a lower temperature, allowing simplied design of the ducting and the ue gas stack. It also allows control over the temperature of gases leaving the stack (to meet emissions regulations, for example).

    An air preheater (APH) is a general term to describe any device designed to heat air before another process (for example, combustion in a boiler) with the primary objective of increasing the thermal eciency of the process. They may be used alone or to replace a recuperative heat system or to replace a steam coil.

    In particular, this article describes the combustion air preheaters used in large boilers found in thermal power stations producing electric power from e.g. fossil fuels, biomasses or waste.[1][2][3][4][5]

    The purpose of the air preheater is to recover the heat from the boiler ue gas which increases the thermal eciency of the boiler by reducing the useful heat lost in the ue gas. As a consequence, the ue gases are also sent to the ue gas stack (or chimney) at a lower temperature, allowing simplied design of the ducting and the ue gas stack. It also allows control over the temperature of gases leaving the stack (to meet emissions regula-tions, for example).

    ENGINEERING DIAGRAMS

    +

    The purpose of the air preheater is to recover the heat from the boiler ue gas which increases the thermal eciency of the boiler by reducing the useful heat lost in the ue gas. As a consequence, the ue gases are also sent to the ue gas stack (or chimney) at a lower temperature, allowing simpli-ed design of the ducting and the ue gas stack. It also allows control over the temperature of gases leaving the stack (to meet emissions regulations, for example).

    COOLING TECHNOLOGY

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    about the house sponsors our team

    bedroom

    kitchen

    living space

    outside

    design technology tour

    A space heater is a self contained device for heating an enclosed area.[1]. It is also known as a portable heater, a room heater or an auxiliary heater. Konosuke Matsushita is known for creating the first electric heater in.

    +

    The purpose of the air preheater is to recover the heat from the boiler ue gas which increases the thermal eciency of the boiler by reducing the useful heat lost in the ue gas. As a conse-quence, the ue gases are also sent to the ue gas stack (or chimney) at a lower temperature, allowing simplied design of the ducting and the ue gas stack. It also allows control over the tem-perature of gases leaving the stack (to meet emissions regula-tions, for example).

    OUTSIDE WALL

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    about the house sponsors our team

    Outside Exhaust

    heating

    battery

    interface

    cooling

    energy

    lighting

    solar power

    design technology tour

    ENGINEERING DIAGRAMS

    A space heater is a self contained device for heating an en-closed area.[1]. It is also known as a portable heater, a room heater or an auxiliary heater. Konosuke Matsushita is known for creating the first electric heater in 1929 known as Electric Kotatsu Heater, also known as the foot warmer.[2] This heater had a double safety design with an efficient thermostat and thermal fuse.[3]Space heating generally warms a small space, and is usually held in contrast with central.

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    For the diagrams, I wanted to intergrate the idea of efficiency and sharp. Keeping all the necessary element while eliminating or reducing unecessary elements. I used rec-tuangle with curves to bring the humanistic feel into thees diagrams.

    For the 24 hours diagram, I felt the circles were necessary to balance out all the rectu-angular shapes in the other two diagrams.

    The colors were choosen and repeated through all the diagrams.

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    PV ARRAY

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    ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

    MECHANICAL SYSTEMSFLOW DIAGRAM

    PV PANELSTUBE COLLECTORS

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    HEAT RECOVERY VENTILAROR

    HEATING

    DRYER

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    COMPRESSOR DOMESTICCOLD WATER

    MAKE UP

    DOMESTIC HOTWATER SUPPLY

    SUPPLY AIRHIGH VELOCTIY

    INSIDECIRCULATION

    OUTSIDE AIR BYPASSWINTER (NIGHT)

    OUTSIDE AIR

    OUTSIDE EXHAUST

    WET INSIDE EXHAUST

    FRESH AIR

    COOLING(DX COIL)

    SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTORS

    (CLOSED LOOP)

    THERMALSTORAGE(WATER)

    120Fsecondary

    DOMESTICHOT

    WATER120F

    HEAT PUMP

    SUM

    MER

    (DA

    Y)

    SUMMER (NIGHT)WINTER (DAY)

    PRIVATE SLEEPING

    PUBLIC DINING

    PUBLIC ENTERTAINING

    PUBLIC LESUIRE/WORK

    INACTIVE

    6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM 12 AM 3 AM 6 AM

    24 HOUR CYCLE

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    PV ARRAY

    COMBINERDC

    DISCONNECTDC/AC

    INVERTER

    DC

    AC

    IINVERTEROCPD

    ACDISCONNECT

    MAINPANEL

    M5

    INVERTER LOAD CENTER

    FUTURE RESIDENT METER

    MSMART GRID METER

    G

    24 HOUR CYCLE

    MECHANICAL SYSTEMSFLOW DIAGRAM

    PV PANELSTUBE COLLECTORS

    FAN

    HEAT RECOVERY VENTILAROR

    HEATING

    DRYER

    DESICCANT

    COMPRESSOR DOMESTICCOLD WATER

    MAKE UP

    DOMESTIC HOTWATER SUPPLY

    SUPPLY AIRHIGH VELOCTIY

    INSIDECIRCULATION

    OUTSIDE AIR BYPASSWINTER (NIGHT)

    OUTSIDE AIR

    OUTSIDE EXHAUST

    WET INSIDE EXHAUST

    FRESH AIR

    COOLING(DX COIL)

    SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTORS

    (CLOSED LOOP)

    THERMALSTORAGE(WATER)

    120Fsecondary

    DOMESTICHOT

    WATER120F

    HEAT PUMP

    SUM

    MER

    (DA

    Y)

    SUMMER (NIGHT)WINTER (DAY)

    PRIVATE SLEEPING

    PUBLIC DINING

    PUBLIC ENTERTAINING

    PUBLIC LESUIRE/WORK

    INACTIVE

    6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM 12 AM 3 AM 6 AM

    ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

    Using similar shapes and colors in all three diagrams, the result yield was a system of chart and diagram that flows well together.

    The final diagrams were requested to flow vertical. The new versions are on the next page with a new set of colors.

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    PRIVATE SLEEPING

    PUBLIC DINING

    PUBLIC ENTERTAINING

    PUBLIC LESUIRE/WORK

    INACTIVE

    6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM 12 AM 3 AM 6 AM

    24 HOUR CYCLE

    PV ARRAY

    COMBINER

    DCDISCONNECT

    DC/ACINVERTER

    DC

    AC

    IINVERTEROCPD

    ACDISCONNECT

    MAINPANEL

    M

    INVERTER LOAD CENTER

    FUTURE RESIDENT METER

    M SMART GRID METER

    G

    ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

    PV PANELSTUBE COLLECTORS

    HEAT RECOVERY VENTILAROR

    HEATING

    DRYER

    DESICCANT

    COMPRESSOR

    MAKE UP

    SUPPLY AIRHIGH VELOCTIY

    INSIDECIRCULATION

    OUTSIDE AIR BYPASSWINTER (NIGHT)

    OUTSIDE AIR

    OUTSIDE EXHAUST

    WET INSIDE EXHAUSTFRESH AIR

    COOLING(DX COIL)

    SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTORS

    (CLOSED LOOP)

    THERMALSTORAGE(WATER)

    120Fsecondary

    DOMESTICHOT

    WATER120F

    HEAT PUMP

    SUM

    MER

    (DA

    Y)

    SUMMER (NIGHT)WINTER (DAY)

    MECHANICAL SYSTEMSFLOW DIAGRAM

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    COMPACT LIVINGFUNCTION DEFINE

    LIGHT LEVELSUNLIGHT GIVES LIFELIGHT FOOTPRINT

    We were asked to generate 6 symbols that will be used for the display board for 6 categories. Here I want in the direction of simple abstrations that refer back to these categories.

    Once again, I wanted to use circles to con-strast from the sharp corners of the rest of the elements on the board.

    Light Footprint: For this symbol, I used leaves to create a foot print to bring atten-tion to the idea that what we do, has a direct effect to nature so we have to be careful about how we develop.

    Sun Gives Power:This one I use the idea that as the sun rises, the battery become more charge. Although the concept I felt was strong, the symbol didnt meet my expectations.

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    TRANSPARENCYUSER CONTROL

    DAYLIGHTFUNCTION DEFINE

    LIGHT LEVEL

    Compact Living:For this symbol, I wanted to illustrate the diea that when we try to fit a circle into a square, there is a lot of wasted space sur-round it. By trying to eliminate these areas illustrates the idea of compact living.

    Function Define Light Level:Each circle represents a function. Different functions are represented in the colors and the light levels are represented by the sizes of the circles.

    Transparency:Using the shape of circles again, I used opacity to illustrate the idea of transparency.

    User Control Daylight:Using the circle to repsent the sun/sun-light, a square blinds were used to illus-trated the idea of user control daylight like how window blinds work.

    REFLECTION:I felt although these symbols have strong concept behind them, I did not execute them as well as I wanted. Another drawbacks was that they might be too abstracted. These was my first time creating symbols within a system and it served as a learning prupose.

    Next time, I would most definitely think of them as a system as I create them instead of create each individu-ally.

  • SLAM POETRY

    THIS LAND ISwith Sonam Patel + Dena Anschutz

  • THIS LAND IS 1. research 2. storyboard

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    This land was made by you and me

    YOUR LAND this land is my landFrom California, to the New York IslandFrom the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters

    We wanted to re-write Woody Guthries This Land is Your Land to make a commentary of the condition of the world today. More specifically, we wanted to focus on the issues of racism, deforesta-tion, gay rights and war in the United States. Where we are now in a world of consumerism and segregations and it was all made by ourselves. Thus showing the images with the lyrics of this land was made by you and me.

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    This land was made by you and me

    YOUR LAND this land is my landFrom California, to the New York IslandFrom the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters

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  • PERSONAL

    I.D.ENTITY

  • 1. research 2. portraits 3. reflectionI.D.ENTITY

  • IS WHAT WE LET PEOPLE SEE OF OUR-

    SELF.

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    IS WHAT WE LET PEOPLE SEE OF OUR-

    SELF.

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    what you see

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    YOU SEE.MIGHT BE ME,OR NOT WHAT YOU THINK...YOU SEE.

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    YOU SEE.MIGHT BE ME,OR NOT WHAT YOU THINK...YOU SEE.

  • JUNIOR WORKSHOP

    with Samantha Ownby + Nicole CookseyTHE BIG READ

  • 1. research/concept 2. storyboard 3. postersTHE BIG READ

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    The Big Read...

    inspiring people across the country to pick up a good book. Listen to radio programs, watch video profiles, and read brief essays about classic authors.

    Featuring:Their Eyes Were Watching God

    BACKGROUND:Their Eyes Were Watching God is a 1937 novel and the best-known work by African American writer Zora Neale Hurston. Set in central and southern Florida in the early 20th century, the novel garnered attention and controversy at the time of its publica-tion, and has come to be regarded as a seminal work in both African American literature and womens literature.[1] Time included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.[2]

    PLOT SUMMARY: The main character, an African American woman in her early forties named Janie Crawford, tells the story of her life and journey via an extended flashback to her

    Love is lak de sea. Its uh movin thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and its different with every shore

    best friend, Pheoby, so that Pheoby can tell Janies story to the nosy community on her behalf. Her life has three major periods cor-responding to her marriages to three very different men.

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    For this project, we wanted to use the strategy of mass marketing. The idea is the more people we reach, the more chance of the book getting exposed and read. We wanted to reach audi-ence that would never think about read-ing such a book.

    So the key factor for us was audience. We wanted to reach alot of people and the type of people who wouldnt orid-narly read. We asked ourselves, what are there people doing with their time than reading? We began to a video to promote the book amongt these view-ers. Viewers who are spening most of

    their time watch yourtube and surfing the internet. So we felt that a video was appopriate for this project. And as stated earlier, we were interested in reaching the mass, not just one specific group. The idea was that the book should be access-able.

    For this part of the campaign, we want-ed to give out 1000 copies of the book

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    at certain designated location to people who are interested in participating in the the event.

    To help with this part of the campaign, we design a mock-up of one of the book shelf that will be pushed around to distribute these books.

    To promote these locations where we are giving out these books and the event itself, we designed three posters to be hung around the city.

    With the bookshelves, posters and video, we incorporated the textured that was apparent throughout the whole book. From trees, dirt roads, and denim.

    As for the logo, we wanted to use the pear tree blossom because of its impor-tant in the story. It was referred to many times and held a womanistic quality that was the book. It was a fair representa-tion of the book.

  • WHAT I LEARNED

    REFLECTIONS

  • REFLECTIONS

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    It has been a semester of experimenta-tions and testing for me. Last semester Ive learned about process and developed my own process. This semester I was testing out my process to see how it held up.

    Starting out with our main project, Living Light, it was very interesting. Once again, we had a semester long project that includ-ed everything.

    We first worked on the branding of the house. This project was interesting because at the same time, I was observing DIY of Scripps Network rebranding themself. I saw how a big firm approach rebranding them-self. This helped me with the branding of living light itself.

    The first key thing for branding was obvi-ously was the idea/concept and logo. So I worked from there and developed a logo that carry the idea of living light. Ive been looking at logos and practicing creating them for a while now, and finally we get a logo project. It was porbably my favorite project of the semester.

    Then we moved into the symbols proj-ect, this one i felt I was least sucessful it I learned how to design for a system instead of individual pieces from the failure in this project.

    Next, we move onto the webpage. Design-ing webpage is one of my favorite part about design, so I was glad we finally got a project that dealth with web design. It was a fun project for me and I am looking forward to work on it during the summer.

    So the semester as a whole was a good experience for me. I like big project that

    incorporate many smaller projects into one. To me it is more closed to reality than small two week projects. Even though I do like the short one here and there to contrast the semester abit.

    I feel lucky in a way this semester to be in at the intership I was in because I felt like it enhanced my learning alot at DIY and in the classroom. I got to see the similarity and difference between a firm and the classroom environment .

    My favorite project of the semester was probably the logo and the web design for living light. For the logo, it was the closest project where I pictured something and the result met with my expectation. The website is not there yet, but this summer I believe it will be.

    My least favorite project was probably the symbols because that was the porject I felt like I failed in. However, I did learn much from it, so in that sense it served it purpose.

    I feel like I am growing fast as a designer and my thinking is changing a lot too. Ive learning more about my design style and process and at the same time finding about what I want to eventually do when I gradu-ate.

    Also my time management has become more effiecient and formulated. I feel like I have a loose but accurate structure to mea-sure time for projects. What Robert told us made a impression on my working habits a lot. He said you shouldnt have to do all nighter, its all about time management.

    This really burned an impression in my work-ing habits now and I am getting much better

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    I am looking forward to the summer and next semester to continue with Living Light. Oddly enough when everyone is sick of it by now, I feel like I am just warming up.

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