Student Work

Students in Aesthetics of Design will be posting here about their work all semester. Please read and comment.

Summing Up 2019

Summing Up

Summing up 2019

Summing up 2019

Summing Up 2019

Summing up 2019

Summing Up 2019

Summing up 2019 – Jae Lee

Summing Up 2019

Summing Up

Semester Summary

Summing Up 2019

Summing Up 2019

Main Project Final Reports 2019

Main Project Report Part 2: iPad Smart Mirror

Main Project Report Part 2: Auto Pet Feeder

Final Project Report Climbing Rope Chair

Final Project Report – Part 2

Final Report Part 1: Iron Punk

Main Project Report Part 1 Diver Wall Clock

Final Report Part 2 – Why and What Next?

Main Project Final Report Part 1: Lava Lamp Tap Handle

Main Project Part 2

Final Report Part 1: Makeup Organizer

Final Project: Final Report Part Two(Self Watering Planter)

Final Project Report Part 1: Vortex Fountain

Weekly Posts 2019

Final Stretch Posts: updates

Main Project Final Stretch

Main Project Final Stretch Progress: Chinese Pagoda

Stretch Progress

Final Stretch Progress

Main Project Final Stretch

Main Project Final Stretch

Main Project Final Stretch Progress

Main Project Final Stretch: Dehydrator

Main Project Final Stretches

Final Stretch Progress

Main Project Final Stretch

2 in 1 Desk Lamp Final Stretch

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline

Kinetic Sculpture Timeline

New Designs and Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline

Smart Mirror Construction Timeline

Construction timeline: Shadow Art

Project Timeline

Construction Timeline

Car Radio Project Timeline

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline

Your Aesthetic compared to Major 20th Century Movements

Current vs 20th Century Design Movements

Design Comparison: 20th Century Movements

Project Aesthetics Compared to the 20th Century: Smart Mirror

Current vs. 20th Century Design Movement

Project Aesthetics vs 20th Century Design

Current vs. 20th Century Design Movement

20th Century Aesthetics: String Art

Design Movement Comparison

Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Designs: Beer Tap Handle

Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Designs: Infinity Mirror Clock

Current vs 20th Century Design Movement

Comparison to 20th Century Design: Fiber Optic Clock

Main Project Critical Design Review

Design Review Report: Kinetic Sculpture

Kinetic Sculpture Design Review

Main Project Design Review

Design Review: Amplifier

Design Review: Dougong

Design Review Report: Candles

Design Review Report

Critical Design Presentation – Ultralight Tripod

Shut-Box CDR

Design Review Report: Beer Tap Handle

Design Review Report: Floating Faucet

Design Review Report 2019: Auto Pet Feeder

Main Project Top 5 Constraints

Shut-Box Constraints

Top 5 Constraints

Project Constraints

Top 5 Constraints

Top 5 Constraints: Dehydrator

Top Five Constraints

Top 5 Constraints

Top Constraints

Top 5 Constraints: Infinite Mirror Clock

Top 5 Constraints: Amplifier

Top 5 Constraints: Prop Swords

Top 5 Constraints: Duplex Fish Tank

Main Project Inspirations and Explorations

Aesthetic Explorations 2019: Minimalism

Ibrahim Alhajji

Aesthetic Exploration: Soviet Propaganda

Organic Design

Aesthetic Exploration: A-frame Houses

Aesthetics Exploration: Calligraphy

Running through Time

Aesthetic Explorations 2019: Spooky Art

Aesthetics Exploration 2019: Pyramids of Giza

Aesthetic Exploration: Chiaroscuro

C’est Normal

Aesthetic Exploration: The Third Eye

Skills and Aspirations

Skill Set & Aspirations

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Skill Sets and Personal Aspiration

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Skill Sets/Personal Aspirations

Personal Skill Sets

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Skills and Career Aspiration

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Skill Set and Aspirations

Skills, Personal Aspirations

Skill sets and personal aspirations

Upcycle Project Final Reports

Upcycle Final Report: Silverware Holder

Upcycle Final Report: Drawer

Upcycle Final Report: Wooden Cup

Upcycle Final Report: Countdown Desk Obstruction

UpCycle Final Report: Power Line Insulator Lamp

Upcycle Final Report: Speaker Landscape

Upcycle Presentation

Upcycling Final Report

Tinfoil Insect Trees

Upcycle Final Report: Land Art

Upcycle Final Report: Sailboat

Upcycle Final Report

Upcycle Project Interim Posts

Upcycle Progress/ Inspiration

Upcycle Progress: Land Art

Up-Cycle Progress: Power Line Insulator Lamp

Up-cycle Project

Upcycle Progress: Beer Can Furniture

Upcycle Progress: Helping Kiddos

Upcycle Progress: Cork

Upcycle Progress/ Design Process

Upcycle Project: Wooden Paintstick Mirror

Tinfoil Insects

Drawstring T-Shirt

Up-cycle Project : Inspiration and Progress Report

Links

Here we show examples of the intersection of engineering and art that have inspired us.

Product Design: 365 Knitting Clock makes time more tactile by making a scarf

Siren Elise Wilhelmsen is a Norwegian product designer based between Bergen and Berlin. She produces objects that challenge the concept of traditional functionality and transform natural materials into intricate mechanical objects. Through her practice she seeks to find ‘a conceptual way to stimulate ideas and discussions around our everyday objects, rituals and culture.’ Source: Product…
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Today’s Influential Designers

Unfortunately I cannot make it to class Wednesday to hear about today’s influential designers, but I thought I might share who’s work I find inspiring. I’d be interested to see who’s currently inspiring you too. I don’t find Martha Stewart terribly inspiring, but what other female designers are influencing product design? Marcel Wanders http://www.marcelwanders.com/ known…
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Chairs of China

Since we’re talking about chairs as the classic design case study, I thought you may enjoy my chair book featuring the chairs of China. Some are up-cycled, some are at end of their life, all are rad. Have a seat and enjoy: http://www.blurb.com/b/6437590-have-a-seat
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99% Invisible – A Podcast About Design

I’ve been listening to this podcast for a while now, and it has quickly become one of my all-time favorites. If you love podcasts, design, history, interesting stories, or just some strange amalgam of them all, then you’ll love 99% Invisible. Recommended Episodes: – Episode 110: Structural Integrity – Episode 114: Ten Thousand Years –…
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Military Surreal

Several students chose military hardware as upcycle source material, and made benign objects from it, like Ethan Gehring’s nutcracker from a grenade casing, Shen Shu’s toy cannon, and Chad Alvarez‘s string of shotgun shell lights.      Here is a full scale example from Kris Kuksi, a “post-industrial Rococco master”artist. Many layers of meaning here.  
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Beer can costume

Someone in class mentioned that they had a lot of soda cans that they were thinking of using for the Upcycle Assignment. Here is an example of upcycling that I can’t find the origin of, but it looks like a Brazilian Carnival troupe: I found it shared on Facebook.
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Rolling through the bay

Source: Rolling through the bay A wonderful example of upcycled outsider art. Scott Weaver created an elaborate sculpture of San Francisco, made entirely of toothpicks, around 100,000 of them. A ping pong ball rides on tracks through the sculpture, visiting sites of importance to the sculptor. I saw this at the American Visionary Museum in…
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