Anatomy of a HCI Researcher

January 25th, 2010 § 0

A fun poster design I made for a design course in CMU. It abstractly charts my academic different interests from high school to grad school, and how I became interested in HCI. You may browse the process booklet for an explanation.


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Captain A* – A*STAR Scholarship Video 2007

January 25th, 2010 § 0

Directed and produced the A*STAR Scholarship Video for 2007 with a crew of five fellow scholars. The video was produced to be shown as one of the entertainment pieces for the 2007 A*STAR Scholarship Awards Ceremony held on 27th July 2007, and to be used as a promotional video for the A*STAR Graduate Academy to use for publicizing the A*STAR National Science Scholarships.

Though the project did not receive funding, we managed to acquire professional cameras and software, from the Institute of Infocomm Research, to produce the work.

As an exploration of DVD video creation, I designed a DVD for the video in the DVD-Video format, augmented with a Data directory. This directory contains computer navigable video, graphics files, textual information, and a web interface. I am hosting a web interface for the video online, and the ISO image of the designed DVD. Viewers can mount or burn the image to view it.

Captain A*

Logo of a video I helped produce to promote the A*STAR scholarship program.
Logo of a video I helped produce to promote the A*STAR scholarship program.

Playground Building Video

January 25th, 2010 § 0

In an effort to learn some video editing, I cooked up this piece depicting some of us building a playground for our church, Bethel Grove Bible Church, in Ithaca. It uses two video footages and a very limited pool of photographs, and was assembled using Windows Movie Maker.

Click on the image to play the video, or right click and select “Save Link As” to save the video.

Art 121: Introduction to Painting

January 25th, 2010 § 0

I took an introduction to painting course to learn another skill in art. It was an interesting experience to learn how to see images as shapes of colour, instead of lines and shading.

Grayvine – Layout Designs

January 25th, 2010 § 0

In National Junior College, I became the Layout Director for the Grayvine quarterly publication. Along with contributing some articles, I designed covers and page layouts for some of its issues. Shown below are selected pages.

(I hope to reformat this post to show adjacent pages).

O-Levels Sculpture

January 25th, 2010 § 0

For the ‘O’ Levels Art Programme, I had to produce a sculpture. I decided to do one as an abstract interpretation of the action of a single blade of a pair of scissors cutting a piece of fabric.

Sculpture construction process

Scrapbook for developing ideas

Graphic Designs

January 25th, 2010 § 0

Design training was an important component for the ‘O’ Levels Art Programme. I learned to produce designs for items such as book covers, posters, and brochures.


More will be available once I find some samples and upload them.