About Neil

Intro

Problem Solver

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Team Member

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Quick Learner

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ARCHITECTURE (DESIGN THROUGH DIAGRAMMING)

I analyze through diagramming to generate the design

I seeked inspiration by representing how the ancient town is percieved.

Context Impression

I diagrammed the map differently to identify constraints and define opportunities.

Context Analysis

Through research on the locals and travelers, I diagrammed their activity patterns
to further seek design opportunities.

Activity Analysis_ People Activity Analysis_ Location

I coded to generate the design for a skywalk route, and I iterated to find the
optimal set of parameters.

Parametric Design Process
Before HCI, I was obsessed with Human-space Interaction

I diagrammed to inspect all types of spaces to scrutinize the experience of people inside or nearby.

Section Diagrams

I created this diagram to efficiently inspect user flow, plan, space, and light design
simultaneously for potentials of optimization.

Plan-Section-Circulation-Space Diagram
My imagination drove me to created a Fantasy on Post-apocalypse Organic Architecture

I began with the questions:
Where can we live after a nuclear apocalypse? How will we make use of the substances?

Concept

We can live in a shelter that simulates any environment we want!
The shelter can "eat" post-war debris to convert substances.

I tried to invision the whole manufacture system before the Doomsday with this diagram.

Manufactural Diagram

We start to do research and experiments, and finally manufacture them.
Everything happens in secret under any kind of location.
The chosen ones get onboard when The Disaster happens.
The shelters get launched and distributed on the surface afterward.

I mapped out the process of how a Simu-shelter "grows".

Growing Diagram

I created this Anatomy Diagram to design the Shelter system in more detail.

Anatomy Diagram

Aside from the cavities for human-beings, it also has different mitochondria-ish robots helping with sunstance-conversion and energy-transition.

I illustrated how residents reside in the Simu-shelter in an abstract manner.

Concept Scenarios

You are right, it looks so unreal!
But that's the point of a Fantasy, isn't it? ;D

CODING WITH FUN

I could not help learning coding for design better

By defining each interaction, I designed and implemented this program
to express fantastic momentaneous effects with simple interactions.

I started to visualize real data

Once upon a time in the world, Space Shuttles indicated our bright future as a civilization.
How far have they traveled?

It's long... I know... feel FREE to drag the video to the end :)
R.I.P, all staff members on Columbia and Challenger...

I became better in frontend coding and created tutorials

From a real dataset we visualized for the client,
I replaced the real data with the fake,
and showcased the data-vis process in the tutorial

I used the tech of WebVR to visualize data

This visualizes the results of the 2017-2018 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament
where UMich ranked the 2nd!
It has information encoded in a 3D immersive space, which can be fun and cool.

BUT it does not make much sense for now in terms of efficiency... I mean, at least we should be able to shoot a basketball in it, right? :D