Introduction: Controlling Paints and Designs

Mar 02, 2020

Hello everyone! My name is Tina and welcome to my Senior Project blog! As a student interested in both art and science, I am fascinated by the properties of paints and inks and their underlying interaction with the surface. The two most common components in paints are the pigments in its dispersed phase and the solvent in its continuous phase. What makes the pigments stay dispersed? And what do we need to consider if we want to control the aggregation level of the particles? For my senior project, I will be exploring and comparing different existing theories regarding the stabilization and aggregation of colloidal particles. 

For this week, I will be reading about the general interaction between dispersed particles and the dispersion medium. I will learn about Hansen and Hildebrand’s approaches to solubility and research the existing stability theories and their assumptions.  

My internship also starts next Tuesday! In addition to learning about Enterprise Workflow Implementation, I will be exploring and implementing different aspects of web page design including graphic design, user experience design, and search engine optimization. In the meantime, I want to learn more about the science behind typography and color theory to supplement my design process. 

 

3 Replies to “Introduction: Controlling Paints and Designs”

  1. Charles T. says:

    Sounds awesome. Paint has a surprisingly complex behavior in its application.

  2. Miller H. says:

    Can’t wait to see your final product!

  3. Andy Z. says:

    I never thought that something like paint could have such deep scientific connections. I’m excited to see what you come up with!

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