Drawing With Emoji

This afternoon I came across this website that allows us to make our own emoji drawings out of emoticons.

It is just like what I coded on Processing over the summer:


This website uses emojis instead.Screen Shot 2015-01-10 at 2.11.46 PM

Feed the Seagulls

Other than the alien game we made for our project, my friends, Christine and Olivia also designed this really fun game as their final project. 



The goal of this game is to feed the seagulls instead of the pigeons. It is actually pretty challenging considering how fast they fly. 

While we visit the Exploratorium in San Francisco, we saw these seagulls and pigeons trying to get food. And I came up with the idea of this game.


If your food gets eaten by any pigeons in the game, your game is over.






New Piskel (1)


At the end of everything, I just want to thank Mousey, our best assignment buddy, who made our experience awesome 🙂

Dear Mousey:

Well, although you gave us so many problems like sorting your cheese sticks or you traveling path, we still love you since you make us learn so much.



Mission Impossible- escape the earth

Throughout the three week program we have gone through, our final assignment is to make a project using what we learned.

So our final project was about aliens. A game in which you are an alien and your mission is to get back to your planet by reaching you mother ship.

For this one, I accidentally put my capsule into an orbid. That is, this game never ended haha.


So the player would have 10 capsules to try. If they do not successfully get onto their mother ship, then they would go through the interactive story of a journey of destroying the Earth.destroy the earthlol


Roles behind this game:

Jerry, Jonathon: programmers, designers

Me (Joyce): artist

To play this game, [clicke here]


Bret Victor

While we are working on our final projects, Bret Victor, a programmer who works on many kinds of interactive software, came to our study session and told us about his projects.

He introduced us to some projects he made:

shorterjourney inventing

As it is in the photos, users can explore coding through a more visualized way, which is very helpful for people learning programming. It is also an artistic way of illustrating the process of coding.

A cool thing in the speech was how he started to learn programming at the age of 7, starting in a library. Maybe I should go grab a book and just start too 😀

Bret Victor

I really appreciate this chance to meet Bret Victor and learn about this new perspective of future programming.


Also thank to our teacher, Sherol Chen, who contacted and invited him.



On Friday I got an Arduino kit for assignments, it was really cool.

Our kit!
Our kit!
Setting up the Arduino program on the computer.
Setting up the Arduino program on the computer.
To start it off, I tried the codes on the instruction booklet.
To start it off, I tried the codes on the instruction booklet.