Final Report Pt I: cloudfootstudio & Thinkly

https://cloudfootstudio.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/thinkly/id1223786056   It took me a while to decide what I was going to do for my final project… I considered a sort of large-scale upcycle project with reclaimed materials and wind to generate electricity, but I’m pretty sure I came up with something better. I’m going to design a website: a personal and…
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Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Designs: Studio Web Design

My existing web design fits clearly in the Modern aesthetics of the early 21st century. Clean colors, strong lines, geometry mixed with rigidity… it speaks to professionalism, organization, and confidence. But in order to cast my project in a few different aesthetics, I first look at the classy but gaudy artistic styles of the Art…
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Prototype Review: Web Design for cloudfootstudio

www.cloudfootstudio.com Presentation video privately hosted on YouTube. When Dr. Hertzberg had mentioned early in the class that having a personal website was a good idea for professional and artistic expression, I kinda shrugged it off… we’ve all got Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Why do I need a website? But the idea stuck with me at…
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Upcycle Final Report: How Baby Terrariums Are Made

Click here for a video of the presentation. Most of the slides can be found below. I originally considered a very different project… I am a fan of the Metal Earth series of miniature models laser-cut from thin sheets of steel, so I had planned to design and cut my own out of aluminum beverage cans.…
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Design Loop Reality: Jar Terrariums

My design process so far has been conducted in stages—idea, planning, preparation, etc.—each with a different type of evaluation or self-critique (see Fig.1 above). My original concept of aluminum sheet modeling was scrapped due to difficulty and cost in the early stages, while my current subject of jar terrariums has progressed smoothly to the preparation stage (see Fig.2 above). Ideation is…
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Upcycle Progress: Jar Terrariums

I originally considered a very different project… I am a fan of the Metal Earth series of miniature models laser-cut from thin sheets of steel, so I had planned to design and cut my own out of aluminum beverage cans. That turned out to be rather pricey and difficult to manage. So another idea came…
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Aesthetic Explorations: Pop-Cult Minimalism of Olly Moss

The sub-genre of pop-cult minimalism can be most easily traced to the emergence of Pop Art in the 1950s in England and America. Notable figures such as Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi pioneered pop art by taking culturally relevant imagery—often of a commercial nature such as advertisements or product designs—and putting a critical spin on…
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