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FMP12–—-ABOUT SENSE OF SOLITUDE—report for the whole FMP

The graduation design of the last semester, I mainly researches how to help overseas students alleviate loneliness through interaction design, I will get inspiration from five stories of them, and then make gifts to them, I choose this topic because I think with the rapid development of society, more and more children choose to study abroad to accept more quality education, in 2014, China has nearly 460000 people study abroad, an increase of more than 11% (, 2015). With the massive growth in the number of abroad students, there arises an important issue, that is, loneliness, exile, leaving their parents and familiar friends, facing the language barrier, unfamiliar environment, and financial problems (Sawir et al., 2007), so I choose this topic, and I am also troubled by solitude problem, I hope I can use what I learned from the interaction design to help foreign students to alleviate this problem.

After the determination of my research theme, I begin to research, in the imagination, I am worried about that the overseas students may think these stories are their privacy and not willing to disclose them, but when I start in-depth investigation to collect lonely story through the questionnaire, interviews, posters, (Figure 1) everyone is very positive, because my communication with the interviewees is a useful way for them to alleviate their loneliness and communication is the best way, I can see the sadness of overseas students from their stories.

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(Figure 1)

After get these stories, I feel it hard to choose story, because many of the stories are very impressive, and I need get inspiration and make gifts through these stories, I hope the five gifts derived from the five story can help most of the overseas students to ease their sense of loneliness, because I don’t want to let the five gifts only belongs to them, I hope, these five gifts can help more people, finally I identify five stories through repeated scrutiny.

The first story is my own story, I think my loneliness gets stronger in the trip, my parents want me to study abroad to have more experience in abroad, they support me to travel, to see what I have not seen, but when I see the beauty that I have never seen in my life on the journey, and praise it, I feel lonely, my father, my mother, and my friends, with whom I want to see the scenery, but they are not by my side, these spectacular landscape with no sharing people, so, I want to make a gift to relieve the loneliness of my journey, perhaps only a photo, I take photos of my life outside my home, the beautiful sceneries I want to share are all in the book. (Figure 2)


(Figure 2)

The second story is about a student that when he feels lonely he would rub the paper at hand subconsciously, he believes that this approach can help relieve his sense of loneliness, in fact, the way of rubbing paper can really ease the mood, I think this story is very interesting, but I can not derive a gift from the story, I am very confused, by chance, I try to rub the paper in the process of thinking, suddenly when I opened the paper see the rubbed lines, an idea comes into my mind. I rub out the lines that is lonely traces, I want to depict these unique lines, so I invited different classmates by hand made paper alone traces, together with their story to create a collection of stories. It is a process to help them relieve loneliness through my collection of stories and rubbed paper. This gift is the best, and the most interesting gift. (Figure 3)


(Figure 3)

The third story is that music is his only company when he feels lonely. I design a website for him, it is about his favorite songs, when he want to find he favorite songs, he can check the website to get all the information about the song and the singer or the band.( Figure 4)

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( Figure 4)

The fourth story is a book with which you can play made for a classmate. I hope she can recreate by herself when she feel loneliness, many games in the book are my hand-painted games, I like to express my idea through hand-painting. ( Figure 5)

Urban Landscape Maze Game. Task: Find the right road to down town!

( Figure 5)

The last story is a sad love story. I make a video for the protagonist in the story, I hope I can help the protagonist through this unique humor way, and to lose lover is not to lose the world, you can be happy by yourself though you are surrounded by loneliness. ( Figure 6)

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( Figure 6)

If I can go on with the item, I hope I can see the different stories from different people, I think it is very interesting, and during the communication, we can both alleviate loneliness. In general, I like this studying process, from research, organizing materials, to creation, during the process of studying, I know that I can solve problems through communication, and I also make a lot of friends during the research, finally, I want to thank my classmates and teachers who have given me suggestions and help in the process of writing, thank you very much!!

References, (2015). 2014 studying abroad in China increased a total of about 460,000 people. [online] Available at: [Accessed 14 Aug. 2015].

Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Deumert, A., Nyland, C. and Ramia, G. (2007). Loneliness and International Students: An Australian Study. Journal of Studies in International Education, 12(2), pp.148-180.


FMP11–—-ABOUT SENSE OF SOLITUDE—lonely book design,musical website

This week I already do 2 gift.

First one is the game book,I hope this book can ease people‘s lonely feeling ,don’t make it harder for one‘s time , he can do this game and makes you feel happy and fulfilled.

Urban Landscape Maze Game. Task: Find the right road to down town!





This week I also design a musical website ,because one of my respondents thought his loneliness associated with music, when he feel lonely he always likes listen to music, so I designed website for him, hoping that he can use my website to search for which songs he likes and get more information about the singer or this song.

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FMP10–START—-ABOUT SENSE OF SOLITUDE—photography design,illustration creation

This week I ready start my FMP design ,I already done the illustration creation,this are some drawing can explain which feeling of lonely. I hope I can through this drawing and let audience feel  the affection better.1-1-01



In other hand ,I also start design one of my gifts—photography book, I think my lonely feeling always from travel during this time the feeling  most strongly, I saw landscape but without the people who I appreciate, at this time time I consider that travel less unique of taste, I hope this this book can retain my memory, I hope I can send my book to people who I loved, resolve my lonely feeling, let my travel more perfect.

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FMP9–START—-ABOUT SENSE OF SOLITUDE—stories,photography design,

This week, I began to arrange story, I have collected through questionnaire survey and interview I hope in my loneliness can find expression in the story of the story, and I hope through the story to design a gift.This stories are:


Before coming to UK, my girlfriend who has been got along with me for five years broke up with me.She said she can’t wait me too long.

After coming to UK, I downloaded a life simulation game.

I made a small fake girl and looked exactly like my girl friend, I called her the same name as my girlfriend, and put her in the game community.

Then I made a fake myself, and also lived in the game community.I built the house, looked for job, made money, then met her in the park. We feel in love, and get married, then happily lived together,having a lots of kids, and we grow old together .

At last I made a quiet garden in the backyard of my big house, there were we two’s tombstones inside. 「To death with you was my past dream」


When I first came to UK, I went to Sainsbury to buy foods,while on the way home, I accidentally hurt my foot.My ankle suddenly swelled, so I felt angry and painful. I tried to stop a taxi, while I suddenly realized that I haven’t charged the phone fee yet. I felt so helpless,and just stood there for 15 minutes.I started to miss my family and friends, and they asked a thousand million exhort told me to be careful.Thinking about that and looking at the pairs of family and friends on the road, I cried.


After arriving UK, I ran from Common to wharf alone, cried for the strange city and looked the shuttle cars. A tramp told me it was too dangerous to stay on the road, so I sit with him for half an hour. I walked among those luxury shopping malls, looked the festive crowed people, then sloppy walked back to the dormitory. However, I lost sleep and really hated myself being so unreasonable. Things got better after sun rising, I heard bird, and told myself:Be Damn Strong, Be Fucking Strong.


When I first came to UK, I rent a small apartment about ten square meters.

My roommates are a couple, girl is pretty and the boy is good at cooking.They constantly gave me foods and soups, seems that they are very happy. However, we didn’t have too much overlap,basically kept our own life. At beginning, I felt especially lonely,numb living and going to study. My bed was very hard, I told my mom once time, therefore, several days later, my mom let my countrymen who came later than me brought my own quilt.

My roommate helped me accept the delivery, then I came home, took a shower, and felt like sleeping on the cloud after lying on the bed.Haven’t realized exciting, my tears crashed down, while I can’t tell whether I’m too happy or too lonely. In my thought, my past and everything I used to have is no more related to me now, and it seems that I can only catch this quilt, and only the quilt can tolerate me.


Once, I went to KTV with my friends, I drank a lot and felt sleep. When I wake up, I found it was already 2:00am and the whole room left myself.Yet on the TV screen there was famous singer Zhang Guorong’s song ‘so far, so near’.I didn’t know whether my friends are on purpose or not.Outside was rainy, I walked out of KTV with dizzy head and called a taxi, however, I spit before the driver stopping, hence the driver left. Since it wasn’t far away from my apartment, so I walked home,and sobered up. Wet hair;wet cloth;wet mood made me feel desperately lonely and solitude. Looking at the streetlight, I thought I blended in this city, but found that this city never belonged to me.


I bought the ticket to her city, while received her broke-up message at the waiting room.I sit at the waiting room and wait the train supposed to drive to her city. I threw away the ticket and destructively left.


It was my birthday, I invited friends for dinner, it seems that they are so happy and full of laughing, while no one said happy birthday to me.

Before leaving, I silently said to myself:happy birthday to myself.


When I first arrive UK, I even didn’t know the address of take-away food.





This week I also do some design of my photography book,and I try to start to draw my illustrate  for my FMP.





FMP8–RESEARCH—-ABOUT SENSE OF SOLITUDE—research,ppt to show the stage of the research ,photography

This week I printed my research post as A1 ,I invited many students to participate in my research.


This week I summarized the main phase of the research, I did a PPT


This is the link about the ppt:未标题

FMP7–RESEARCH—-ABOUT SENSE OF SOLITUDE— Photography,Facebook group

This week I do some research about some lonely feeling feeling about myself.So I take some pictures about some lonely feelings in my life in UK.I  hope I can let this book as a help to understand my topic.

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And I set up a Facebook group, I hope everyone can all participate in this group,I am continue perfect  this group.

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FMP6–RESEARCH—-ABOUT SENSE OF SOLITUDE— Photography,Facebook group

This week I do some research about some lonely feeling feeling about myself.So I take some pictures about some lonely feelings in my life in UK.I  hope I can let this book as a help to understand my topic.

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And I set up a Facebook group, I hope everyone can all participate in this group, I am continu perfect  this group

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