Investigation #1

Ability to demonstrate and show the relationship between the sun and prayer times by taking images. These images are taken during prayer times and seeing how light reflects on different materials creating various shadows. Also, ability to show the metaphoric relationship between the sunlight and prayer time in an image.

– Acrylic box
– Jewelry
– Shadow from transparent acrylic
– Sky & sun photography

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Final Outcome

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Project Process

Getting to know your thesis:
1. A way of exploring a topic that will educate you for future use.
2. Rate how much you know and don’t know from 1-10: 6
3. Rate from 1-10, not started your thesis and almost done: 2
4. Freshmen: self portrait, stop motion. Sophomore: mosque stamps, pictogram. Junior: redesigning a package, campaign, typeface, wonder box. Senior: app design, planting (narrative).
5. Packaging and mosque stamps were my best because they were traditional and related to my religion too.
6. Designing something traditional icons (illustrations), research, process (reflecting).
7. Makeup
8. Watching TV Shows
9. One year: Working. Work: opening my own shop. 3 years: married with children
10. Designing wedding cards
11. Past: historical (traditional)
12. Traditional
13. Illustrative: simple, clear, could be creative + systematic
14. Illustration, Photography
15. Small typography, pragmatic
16. 2D print, interactive/interface design – engages audience more, variety of different things to do.
17. Petic
18. Easygoing/fun
19. Non-gender
20. Local, middle eastern
21. Online, environment, previous projects
22. Research, looking at previous work, looking at what others did
23. Research, see my classmates work to get inspired, watch a TV show to clear my mind.
24. 1 project, swop when I get bored
25. Individual
26. Enjoys coming up with ideas and plans
27. Helvetica Neu, Arabic/Frutiger
28. Colors
29. Kashta, 3zba, 3na, ‘6aw, clothing (Qatari), language

Three thesis topic with a statement
The three topics I chose to expand and be one of my thesis topic are Kashta, Mecca (Omrah), and remodeling religious sources (Muslim). After that, I have brought in some items that interest me and relate to all three topics. This was really helpful and made me see how each topic could relate to the other by its use, especially that all my topics are religious.

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Interest Map
The things that are close to the circle are the ones that I am most interested in and the one’s that are far i am least interest in. After creating the map, I have divided everything in into 5 categories: entertainment, inspiration, relaxation, educational, and health. It turned up to be that I am interested into things that inspire me the most least interested into education.

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Final Three Thesis Topics with Research

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Abstract
My topic responds to Islamic patterns created through sunlight during sunset. It is a way of giving the sense of culture and traditions of the country. The context of this topic is relating to highlighting modern Islamic patterns through sunset creating new feelings and experiences in 2022 World Cup in order to teach tourists and foreigners to go green and preserve the electricity through daylight. It is a very vital topic, as the population will increase tremendously. I will approach this message using illustrations, sunlight, and photography. Ability to show the tourists in 2022 World Cup an engaging way about our culture and traditions and being able to save less light energy.

Thesis Topic Map

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Topic Condition
Responds to the relationship with the five prayer times metaphorically. It is a way of keeping on touch with the prayers worldwide and knowing their uses. The context of this topic will create new feelings while praying and encourages others to pray. I will approach this using photography, sensors, interaction, and typography.
This project utilizes the process of the sun during the day within the relationship of prayer times. The research aims to create tangible design products that interact with people about prayer times metaphorically by understanding its purpose.
The target audience for this thesis research is male and female of age 15 years and up. I chose this age in specific because it is the age of youth that start to grow up and God will start judging them on their prayers.

Designers with Similar Ideas
OLAFUR ELIASSON – THE WEATHER PROJECT

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DANIEL RYBAKKEN – LED LIGHT FIXTURES CREATE THE ILLUSION OF DAYLIGHTING
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LINLIN & PIERRE – YVES JACQUES – ANIMAL LACE
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TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA – RAINBOW CHURCH
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LINLIN AND PIERRE-YES JACQUES – LACELAMPS
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Own Experiment
CUBE, LIGHT, & PATTERN
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Weekly Writing

 

Week One

  1. Something New I Learned
    70% of the time the cat spends on her day is by sleeping.
  2. Something Visually Inspiring
    I found these Gucci slippers very inspiring by the way they used the goat hair. It is very unusual and looks like a wig.
  3. Interesting Quote
    You try. You fail. You try. Your fail. But the only true failure is when you stop trying. – Twitter. Disney Words. Madame Leota (Haunted Mansion)I find this quotes very interesting to me because as I am trying new things and fail in them I just see myself as a failure and could not do it. But the more I try, the better I get at it.
  4. Design/Process I did
    This week, I have been designing a pendant during my jewelry class. It was very difficult for me to cut copper using the tool and it turned out to have really bad craft. However, after practice and looking at my classmates how they cut and use the tool, I started improving a lot.
  5. Current News
    Turkey ended up their weekend horribly by facing two bombers who Isis claimed they were from their group. However, last Saturday a horrible bombing action had happened in a train station in Ankara/Turkey, which ended up killing 96 people and injured 250 people.

    “At Least 95 Killed in Twin Bombings near Train Station in Turkey’s
    Capital.” Review. At Least 95 Killed in Twin Bombings near Train Station in Turkey’s Capital 11 Jan. 2015: n. pag. Don Melvin. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

Week Two

  1. Something New I Learned
    I have read on twitter from an account named EH3H that the eyes muscles move 100,000 times a day.
  2. Something Visually Inspiring
    The book shelf is very inspiring by the way it is designed. It says “read” in Arabic and it is designed in a way that will help the books to stay by choosing the right typeface.
  3. Interesting Person
    Ele Marti
    A fashion illustrator in Italy. I find her work to be very unique because all her illustrations have the same system by using the same effect on the dresses, gold glitter. It makes it look very feminine and different from all the other illustrations.
  4. Design/Process I did
  5. Current News
    On Saturday, January 19, there was a big fog in Qatar that slowed down commutes for some photos. Many people are claiming about some drivers turning on the hazard lights on their cars, which is very dangerous and caused some car accidents.

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      Review. n.d.: n. pag. Doha News. Mohammed Battah, 19 Jan. 2015. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.

     

Week Three

  1. Something new I learned
    I have learned that not all the musicians that play orchestra actually play the instrument itself in a show. The small instruments that their sounds are not that loud, the person who is playing is just acting that he/she is. The sound actually comes from the music itself.
  2. Something Visually Inspiring
    While I was at the airplane, on my way to New York, I have watched a movie called The Intern. The main character is the boss of a online shopping company. She was going around the employees and helping them with the design of the website. I have found this really inspiring to me because it made me feel the beauty of letters and numbers and how they can change from type only to type image by only increasing the scale of it.
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  3. Interesting quote
    Prophet Mohamed said: “If you wanted your heart to rest in peace then give food to orphans and tap on their head.”
    His highness Sheikh Tameem Bin Hamad Al-Thani has actually done this in AlBosna and he had made many orphanage hearts to feel loved and wanted.
    This made me feel really happy because our ruler is setting a great example to his citizens on what right things to do in order to make others happy by just following on what Prophet Mohammed had said to all Muslims.
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  4. Design/Process I did
    I came up with a way of creating patterns through light. This experiment came from the research I did on light and pattern. I have discovered that the more shapes I have on the cube, the softer the pattern of lights become because more light is coming through. Also, I have learned that my craft has to be very clean because every detail or mistake that I make will show clearly on the light of pattern.
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  5. Current News
    China has created special roads for people who use their phone while walking in order to decrease the number of people bumping to each other. It also allows them to hide themselves from not being able to see others that they don’t want to.
    I feel that this is a great idea for countries that include a lot of walking and crossing roads. However, according to Qatar, I think that it will decrease the number of traffic in the country and car accidents and people will start using it because they tend to use their phone while driving a lot.
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Week Four

  1. Something new I learned
    I have learned that New York is one of the countries that produces a lot of air pollution. This all comes from the trash they have everyday and burn it. When it is burned, a lot of smoke come out and cause air pollution to the country that also causes the streets to smell.
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    While I was at a restaurant in NYC, I have found an interactive light. It is basically full of “I wish you were here” cards and people would take it and give it to the one’s they love/like.thumb_IMG_2510_1024
  3. Interesting Quote/Fact
    More than 65% of people use the internet to avoid their social issues. – Twitter, Ubergulf.
    I think that this fact actually applies to me a lot because I tend to use my phone during awkward situations, especially when socializing with new people.IMG_2696
  4. Design/Process I did
    While I was looking at the snow in NYC in Central Park, my sister and I built a snowman. At the beginning, we haven’t put buttons on the snowman and the bottom part of it did not show, however, after adding them it made a big difference and started to stand out in the image. This shows that small details make a big difference in an image and makes things stand out more.IMG_2486    IMG_2488
  5. Current News

     

Week Five

  1. Something new I learned
    I have learned that there is a chicken named Araucanas that lived in Chilli. What makes her unique is that her eggs comes in 3 colors: blue, white, and brown.
  2. Something visually inspiring
    While I was looking through Tumblr, I have found this image of air conditions from the outside of the building designed in a way that it will not look ugly by using color and patterns. It turned to be a piece of art in the street that I would name “the beauty of ugly.”
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  3. Interesting Designer
    Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka will exhibit a glass window made of 500 crystal prisms at MUSEUM called Rainbow Church, the eight metre-high installation will create rainbows within the space as the light is refracted.dzn_Rainbow-Church-by-Tokujin-Yoshioka-1   dzn_Rainbow-Church-by-Tokujin-Yoshioka-2   dzn_Rainbow-Church-by-Tokujin-Yoshioka-5
  4. Design/Process I did
    I have been working on my first investigation and experimenting how my shadow box will work and in what position it should be in order for the shadow to develop.
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  5. Current News
    The Saudi Arabian Embassy has suggested to Turkey to allow the Saudi citizens to marry Turkish woman in order to get back the Saudi Embassy.IMG_2983

 

Week Six
1. Something new I learned
I have learned how to create different opening for a booklet. I have applied one of them on my midterm book.

2. Something visually inspiring
The book with No Pictures – I find this really inspiring If I am trying to create typography or play with it. It is a way of interacting and creating images in the reader’s brain and people being able to create different images.

3. Interesting Quote
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4. Design/Process I did
I have experimented etching on different materials and how they will result. Some didn’t make a different and created the effect of a print and some were etched perfectly. I believe it is a new of resulting a unique print.

5. Current news
There was a hacker going around Qatar from an Iraqi man sending links to people through the social media and would insert would ask them for their icloud user and password as if it is one of the user’s friend. He will then steal their images and post them on instagram.
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Week Seven
1. Something new I learned
For a laugh and cry, best free treatment for a person opens lung burn fat increases oxygen in the body improves the mood of the collection.

2. Something visually inspiring
I find this mosque very inspiring and unique. It is very modern and people will be able to know prayer times immediately since the sun is clearly seen.
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3. Interesting Quote
To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate – Imam Al-Ghazali (Twitter: WisdonOfIslam)

4. Current News
Katara has bought the Disney Castle to Qatar and are having a lot of traditional events and shops for entertainment.

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Week Eight

  1. Something New I learned
  2. Something Visually Inspiring
    I have found this really inspiring way of playing with sunlight through colored glass and create different colors and moods in a place. This really reminded me to my thesis topic and a new way of playing with the sunlight.
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  3. Something interesting
    I have found this really interesting texture. The lightening has made it to look different and unique. It also creates different feelings to different people.
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  4. Design/Process I did
    I have experimented with the paper that changed color through sunlight for my investigation#2. It is a new way of experimenting with sunlight through chemistry and has opened a lot of ideas for me in order to come up with toutcomes for my investigations.
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  5. Current News
    There has been a tiger that was lost through the streets in Qatar. It has caused  a lot of traffic and has terrified a lot of people in Qatar. A man from the street has later caught him and the tiger was too terrified.
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Week Nine

  1. Something New I learned
    I have learned a new technique of playing with colors that reminded me of marbling that I was taught in book binding class with Law AlsoBrook. They use nail polish with water and start to mix colors together to create a pattern/design for any object (Twitter, @kaifpedia).
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  2. Something visually inspiring
    I find this image really interesting because it combines all the classic singers together by their tapes. The effect that is created in the image also looks classic and vintage therefore, the feeling is created for the viewer without looking into the details of the picture.
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  3. Something Interesting
    I found this interesting photography technique on Twitter. He is creating the illusion of an object using different colors of balloons. It is a way of seeing this differently and coloring things in a new way (Twitter, @fekrah5_)
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  4. Design/Process I did
  5. Current News

Vitamen – Children of Tomorrow

To be able to collaborate in a group and come up with a social issue of food and solve it. We have chosen two personnas: obesity and the cafeteria. The topic is narrowed down to children between the age of 7-10 and is solved by creating a competition between the students in school by designing superhero characters from healthy food in order to get the target audience to be engaged and get use to this routine of eating.

Link to Process:
https://fitnessprint2.wordpress.com/

Superhero Characters:

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Paper Trays:

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T-Shirt:

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Playing Cards:

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Posters:

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Damascus Game

To be able to choose a typeface that is applied in Arabic and Latin type and analyze it in a way for people to understand. I chose to design a card game that shows in each card the type anatomies of the typeface Damascus grouped and the definition with the demonstration in order for the player to guess. The answer is written on the back of the card for the player to check and each anatomy has a specific number of points. The points are then added to see who wins the game.

Arabic Type Anatomy:

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English Type Anatomy:

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Arabic Type Measurement:

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English Type Measurement:

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Similarities and Differences:   

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Final Outcome:

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Campaign – Lgafa لقافه

To be able to choose an issue and demonstrate it in a campaign: a poster, billboard, object, and animation. The topic I chose that is happens a lot these days is looking over other people’s phones, curiosity. I have exaggerated this topic and took in a fun way so that people will not get embarrassed.

Indoor Poster

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Billboard:

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Object:

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A Scene of the Animation:

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Link to Video: https://vimeo.com/108760396