When I was initially thinking about what to do for this capstone I was considering the idea of an informative display about greenhouse gas. In addition to information about the effects of greenhouse gases, I wanted to include alternatives. For this project, I decided to inform people about the 5 contributing sectors, transportation, agriculture, industry, electricity, and forestry. I gather the information about what makes up each sector and how much it contributes and how.
Then I began to consider how I wanted to present this information. I started with wanting to create a model city with information printed or engraved on building and streets. Then I worked down that idea to each section a dedicated box with background information, examples of contributors and alternative to help reduce emissions. I used adobe illustration to make the layout of the box and the laser cutter to cut and engrave the text. In addition, I used fusion 360 to add in 3D models of the examples to accompany the information.
The information about the specific sectors and about how much of a populated city can contribute to carbon emissions was learned. It was informative to talk about the forestry and agriculture sectors because of how trees and plants affect O2 levels and how reliant this country is on agriculture. I also learned how to create a project from of my own idea with the objective of teaching something specific.