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 2019

Summing Up 2019

Summing Up 2019

Summing Up 2019

Summing Up 2019

Summing Up

Summing Up 2019

Summing Up

All Links

Summing Up 2019

Summing Up 2019

Summing up 2019

Main Project Final Reports 2019

Final Project Report Part 1: Vortex Fountain

Final Report 2 – String Art

Main Project Final Report Part 2: Dougong camping light

Final Project Part 1: Wall Clock

Main Project Final Report Part 1: Smart Mirror

Radio Project Report – Part II

Final Report Part 2: Infinity Mirror Clock

Final Report Part 2 – Why and What Next?

Main Project Report Part 1: Shadow Art

Main Project Part 2: Snow Globe Terrarium

Final Project Report Climbing Rope Chair

Main Project Report Part 1: Auto Pet Feeder

Weekly Posts 2019

Final Stretch Posts: updates

Main Project Final Stretch

Table Top Chinese Garden

Instrumental Chair Final Progress

Stretch Progress

Final Stretch Progress

Main Project: Final Stretch Progress

Final Stretch Progress: Wall Clock

Final Stretch Progress: Iron Punk

Main Project Final Stretch Progress: Shadow Art

Final Project Final Stretch: Infinity Mirror Clock

Main Project Final Stretch Progress

Main Project: Final Stretch Progress (Shi-Shi Odoshi Water Fountain)

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline

New Designs and Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline: Tabletop Garden

Project Timeline

Smart Mirror Construction Timeline

Project Construction

Construction Timeline 2019

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline Kanshou and Bakuya

Construction Timeline: wall clock

Construction Timeline: Iron Punk

Your Aesthetic compared to Major 20th Century Movements

Project Aesthetics vs 20th Century Design

Current vs. 20th Century Design Movement

Kanshou and Bakuya vs 20th Century Design Movements

Design Comparison: 20th Century Movements

20th Century Movements

Comparison to 20th century Design movements

Current vs 20th Century Design Movements

20th Century Design Aesthetics: Makeup Organizer

Final Project Aesthetics vs 20th Century Designs

Design Movement Comparison

Current vs. 20th Century Design Movement

Different Aesthetics for Final

Main Project Critical Design Review

Design Review: Iron Punk

Design Review Report: Shadow Art

Design Review: Hidden Compartment Artwork

Design Review: Desktop Arcade

Design Review Report 2019: Auto Pet Feeder

Car Radio CDR

Design Review: iPad Smart Mirror

Design Review Report: Wall Clock

Design Review Report 2019

Main Project Design Review: Makeup Organizer

Design Review Report

Design Review Report: Dive Watch Style Wall Clock

Main Project Top 5 Constraints

Top Constraints

Top 5 Constraints: Amplifier

Top 5 Constraints

Top 5 Constraints

Top 5 Constraints

Final Project Top 5 Constraints

Top 5 Constraints: Duplex Fish Tank

Top 5 Constraints

Top 5 Constraints

Top 5 Constraints: String Art

Final Project Constraints

Top 5 Constraints: Makeup Organizer

Main Project Inspirations and Explorations

Aesthetic explorations 2019

Retro Futurism

Aesthetic Exploration

Aesthetic Exploration: Glitch

Aesthetic exploration- Seal carving

Aesthetic Exploration: Android Jones

Super Computer

Aesthetic Exploration: The Third Eye

Aesthetic Explorations 2019: Spooky Art

Aesthetic Exploration: Calaveras

Aesthetic Explorations 2019: Dieselpunk

Aesthetic Exploration: Sports Bike

Skills and Aspirations

Skill sets and personal aspirations 2019

Skillsets and Personal Aspirations: Luke Collier

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Skills and Aspirations: Hogan Auyeung

Skill Set & Aspirations

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Skill Sets & Personal Aspirations

Skill sets and personal aspirations

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Skill Sets/Personal Aspirations

Upcycle Project Final Reports

Upcycling Final Report: Aluminum Can Flower

Upcycle Final Report

Upcycle Final Report – Ibrahim Alhajji

Upcycle Report: “Light Box”

Upcycle Final Report: Board Game

Upcycle Final: Switch Panel

Upcycle Project: Flower/Spiral Lamp

Upcycled Skyline: Final Report

Upycle Final Report: Planter

Upcycle Final Report: Cardboard Fire Pit

Upcycle Final Report: Speaker Landscape

Upcycle: Kintsugi Final

Upcycle Project Interim Posts

Upcycle Progress

Up-cycle Project Progress : Paper Dress

Upcycle Progress: Ideation & Materials

Upcycle Progress: Miniature Landscape

Upcycle Progress: Cardboard Lamp

Upcycle progress: Helmet Decoration

Upcycle Progress / Design Process

Up-cycle Project

Wine Bottle Holder

Upcycle Progress: Board Game

Drawstring T-Shirt

Upcycle Progress: Beer Can Furniture

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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