Construction Timeline

Less than three weeks remain before the final project presentations begin on April 24.  Thus, I have designed a construction timeline to ensure my progress toward an end product.  A new skill I am excited to learn through this process is laser cutting.  I will complete the Intro to Laser Cutting workshop on April 9…
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Design Review: Hologram Prototyped

Inspiration a) iTunes & iPod 2000-2011 Ad Campaign For my main project, I have decided to create a hologram based on one of the most successful advertising campaigns ever executed.  My project is inspired by the iTunes and iPod web, print, TV, and billboard advertisements widespread from early 2000 to 2011.  Chances are high that…
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20th Century Design: Pop Art

The 20th century design movement that is best embodied in my final project is pop art, a genre lasting from 1958 to 1972 that first emerged in Britain.  This movement is characterized by a rainbow of colors, expressive forms, repetition, and vivid patterns.  Furthermore, this genre often incorporates well-known personalities such as Marilyn Monroe, comics…
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Skill Sets & Aspirations: Oksana Schuppan

Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration (graduation in May of 2017) Emphasis in Marketing Minor in Technology, Arts & Media Relevant Skill Sets: Rich business acumen Product strategy and development from a marketing perspective In-depth knowledge of human psychology and user needs Human subjects research through Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program sponsorship in South…
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Upcycle Final Report: Gaudi Mosaic Puzzle

DESIGN PROCESS What I have learned in regards to my upcycle design process: It is never too late to make iterations. Don’t get too attached to one idea. Let your constraints inspire you. Let me start by explaining how my upcycle project has progressed from start to finish.  As illustrated in my diagram below, I…
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Upcycle Update: Ukulele in Progress

For my Upcycle Project, I have decided to design a ukulele.  Given my love for music, this object was a natural fit.  My original intent was to make a violin, but in evaluating the feasibility of designing a functional instrument, I found the ukulele to be slightly less complicated, which will allow me greater freedom…
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Aesthetic Explorations: Baroque Composers

The aesthetic I have chosen to explore is that of Baroque musical composition, a period of European musicianship lasting from 1600 to 1750.  Well known within this period are composers such as Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751), Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), and George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) among…
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