Summing Up 2019

To sum up my time in this class, I was able to really hone in on my wood working skills, sketching ability, and ideation from start to finish on both of my projects. I created something very practical out of a random stump and something that looks awesome and is useful to me. My previous…
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Summing up 2019 – Jae Lee

Interesting and exciting, but it was during engineering senior year. I had fun doing this class within the extreme schedule so I think I couldn’t show off my full potential during the final project, but I am satisfied with other projects. It was a great experience to think about aesthetics itself because we usually don’t…
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Summing Up 2019

This semester has taught me a lot in terms of the different aesthetics that have arisen over the years and the different design methods to reach the perfect aesthetic for a project. I enjoyed, most of all, the projects we worked on that allowed us to take what we were learning and put it into…
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Summing Up

UPCYCLE PROJECT – Design an object with recycled materials. I built a lampshade using mostly newspaper. Upcycle Inspiration/Progress Upcycle Final Post   MISC.  Skillset and Goals   FINAL PROJECT – Design an object with a clear aesthetic that is dynamic in one way or another. I built a puzzle lock box that has the aesthetic…
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Summing Up 2019

This semester I created two pieces of art that I am proud to hang up in my room. One of them was a mirror with a paint stick background and the other was a wooden plaque with string art on the front. I really wanted to explore a different type of project than the ones…
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Summing Up 2019

I designed and created two projects this semester. The first was an up-cycling project that utilized used or unwanted materials.  I loved the chance to breathe new life into something old and make it new again. For the project I designed and welded a balancing wine holder.  For my final project I wanted to design…
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Summing Up 2019

This semester I created two artifacts. The first artifact I created was an up-cycled lamp. For this artifact I focused on the appearance and how to make common trash into a beautiful object someone would want to keep inside their home. I achieved this with a very floral aesthetic. The second object I created was…
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Top 5 Constraints

The Top 5 constraints for my project will be: functionality and ease of use I want to make something that, while it will be aesthetically pleasing, is functional and usable as a camera tripod. I want it to be able to be used as a lightweight tripod for backpacking, camping and climbing. Also this means…
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Summing Up

I learned a lot over the course of this semester about many different aesthetics, including how they can be created and what they convey when used in a design. I really enjoyed working on my final project where I had the chance to apply this knowledge to my own design. Here are all of my…
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Summing Up

This semester I created two projects.  The first was jewelry made from an old, broken mug.  This project involved shaping and drilling pieces of the porcelain and incorporating the pieces with woven hemp and metal jewelry clamps/hooks.  The links to all of the posts regarding this project are below. Upcycle Final: Jewelry from a mug…
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Summing Up 2019

The two projects we worked on for this class were the upcycling project and the final project. For the upcycling project, I chose to upcycle scrap steel and create bookends. The process helped me to combine multiple different skills that I learned throughout my years as a mechanical engineer. Some of these skills included metal…
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Summing Up 2019

Summary of Work: This semester, I have learned a lot about different design techniques that helped shape up my definition of aesthetics. I got to improve my sketching abilities through my sketch notebook, and I learned a lot from the peers I have been working with. In the Upcycle project, I was given full freedom…
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All Links

Final Project Report Part 2 Final Project Report Part 1: http://www.aesdes.org/2019/04/29/final-report-part-1-jaguar/ Main Project Final Stretch: http://www.aesdes.org/2019/04/10/main-project-final-stretch-3/ Construction Timeline: http://www.aesdes.org/2019/04/03/construction-timeline-10/ Project Aesthetics Compared to the 20th Century: http://www.aesdes.org/2019/03/18/project-aesthetics-compared-to-the-20th-century/ Design Review Report: http://www.aesdes.org/2019/03/14/design-review-report-3/ Top 5 Constraints: http://www.aesdes.org/2019/03/06/top-5-constraints-19/ Main Project Inspirations: Apple Watch Dock: http://www.aesdes.org/2019/02/27/main-project-inspiration-apple-watch-dock/ Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations – Tyler: http://www.aesdes.org/2019/02/20/skill-sets-and-personal-aspirations-tyler/ Coaster Collage: http://www.aesdes.org/2019/02/11/coaster-collage/ Upcycle Project…
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Summing Up 2019

This semester has been a great experience. After this class, I am much more confident in my ability to apply aesthetics to the designs I make in the future. Not only do I have a better understanding of what aesthetics are, but I also have strengthened my ability to think critically about aesthetics and the…
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Summing It All Up

During my final semester at the University of Colorado this course, Aesthetics in Design provided an introductory immersion into the world of design. Each week I wrote a blog post pertaining to an aspect of design which interested me or about my progress in the different assignments. There were two main projects, the first one…
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Summing Up 2019

This has been a very enjoyable class that has given me some new skills and new methods of thinking. I learned a lot about design and how to incorporate aesthetics into the design process. I learned how to evaluate aesthetics, critique designs, and use some tools of industrial designers to made engineering designs more appealing.…
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Summing Up 2019

Aesthetic Exploration: Soviet Propaganda We were assigned an upcycling project. I got an old piece of metal duct and made it into a switch panel. I was trying to mimic the look of a Russian aircraft cockpit with teal paint and industrial toggle switches. Upcycle Progress / Design Process Upcycle Project Progress Upcycle Final: Switch…
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Summing Up 2019

This semester, I created an organizer out of scrap metal in a char aesthetic and then a table top fountain out to look like a Chinese garden. This semester gave me the freedom to pursue anything I wanted and to challenge myself to learn skills I wouldn’t have learned otherwise. It was a lot of…
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My Work

http://www.aesdes.org/2019/04/29/24469/ Part 2 Final Project http://www.aesdes.org/2019/04/29/shut-box-2/ Part 1 Final Project http://www.aesdes.org/2019/04/10/shutbox-final-stretch/ Final Stretch http://www.aesdes.org/2019/04/01/construction-timeline-5/ Construction Timeline http://www.aesdes.org/2019/03/18/design-movement-comparison/ Art Style Comparison http://www.aesdes.org/2019/03/10/shut-box-cdr/ Critical Design Review http://www.aesdes.org/2019/03/06/shut-box-constraints/ Top 5 Constraints http://www.aesdes.org/2019/02/27/shut-box/ Final Project Idea http://www.aesdes.org/2019/02/19/skill-sets-and-p…al-aspirations-7/ Skills and Aspirations http://www.aesdes.org/2019/02/11/draw-string-t-shirt/ Upcycle Final http://www.aesdes.org/2019/02/05/upcycle-inspiration/ Upcycle Inspiration http://www.aesdes.org/2019/01/29/drawstring-t-shirt/ Upcycle Idea http://www.aesdes.org/2019/01/22/cest-normal/ Upcycle
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Summing Up 2019

This class gave me the opportunity to explore my own creative process and further develop my skills. Throughout the semester I was able to work on two projects: A set of voronoi planters and a geometric art piece. The voronoi planters was the creation of an up-cycling project in which we were not allowed to…
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Summing Up 2019

Overall, I really enjoyed this class as it was a mix of technical challenges and creative expression.  Working through the various steps of the project and documenting them as I went along helped me to understand my project better, and the feedback from my peers in the class encouraged me to make my final project…
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Summing Up 2019

This class was a mix of learning and fun. I have learned a lot and I made designs which I am proud of. During this class, I had the chance to learn how to make things that I always wanted to do myself. I made different designs of candles and flower vases that I still…
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Summing Up 2019

Overall, I’ve had an amazing experience in this class and I learned a lot. Whether it’s the various styles of art that have existed throughout history or simple skills that are necessary for sketching, this class gave me a new perspective on design and allowed me to explore my own sense of art. While many…
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Summing Up 2019

Throughout the semester I have gained valuable skills relating to my projects, both in this course and outside of it. I have learned how to focus on the aesthetic of a design rather than solely the functionality, which has helped me in my design processes. Both of my projects this semester have contained some sort…
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Summing Up 2019

This class gave me a new perspective on how I see things around me. I always believed that I had an artistic eye for things, however, I never cultivated my skills by studying art. Whatever I knew was self-taught. After this class, I am happy to say that I, now, know how to distinguish between…
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Summing Up 2019

This class was exactly what I needed to improve my design skills. It taught me how to balance between functionality and the aesthetics of a project. I have gained a huge amount of knowledge on the different type of aesthetics and its variations. The open ended final project was a challenge as there was not…
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Summing Up 2019

This class had taught me a lot throughout the semester! I feel much more comfortable now in making my designs aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, I learned more about the different types of arts and the effects of different colors and shapes, which are very important when making a new design and a new aesthetic. What I…
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Summing up 2019

This semester has had a lot of ups and downs for me. I’ve learned a lot about how to apply aesthetics to mt designs and how to distinguish certain aesthetics from others. This class has really shown me the importance of an aesthetic and how it can change how people perceive your device or product.…
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Summing up 2019

This semester began with very little understanding of what aesthetics are and how to design with one in mind. From there exploring a single aesthetic was the first step, with then creating a small scale upcycle project around an aesthetic. The result of that exploration and project was a LEGO mosaic depicting the Immaculate Heart…
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Summing up 2019

My work in this class was centered around two main projects: A tinfoil tree sculpture, and a wire-mobile structure. The former was an up-cycling project, meant to repurpose refuse and raw material as components for an artistic project. The latter was a kinetic sculpture in the vein of the work of Alexander Calder, taking inspiration…
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Summing Up 2019

Before this course, I had no experience with industrial design or building things. Coming from a media design major, I have had experience with designing posters, magazines, ads and brand identities but not designing physical things, so I was intimidated at first. Looking back on my upcycle wine rack and bauhaus shelf, I have learned…
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Summing Up 2019

This semester, I have done two interesting and adorable projects in the class ‘Aesthetics of Design’. Beginning with the Upcycle project, I made a pop-up book in LEGO Upcycle Progress- Pop-up Book https://wp.me/p74uWv-6xE Upcycle Inspiration: Bear with Panda https://wp.me/p74uWv-4Ld Upycle Final Report: Pop-up LEGO Book https://wp.me/p74uWv-4PL Then I turn to reobserve oriental aesthetics theory. Dougong…
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Summing Up 2019

This semester began with an up-cycling project where learning about aesthetics first started. The next project was for the final project where I made a hanging desk modified with an LCD screen I learned new skills including wood working, electronics, and coding. This semester taught me how to get out of my comfort zone and…
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Summing Up 2019

Looking back on the course, I successfully completed the upcycle project and the main final project, learned a lot about aesthetics and their importance in every project, and picked up a few new skills along the way. I learned how to recognize and discuss different project aesthetics, how to effectively critique other colleague’s work, how…
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Summing Up 2019

In this semester I have learned a lot of aethestics design knowledge and had lots of fun. The two projects I did are the: Upcycle Project and Final Project. For the upccycle project I modified a old motorcycle helmet with a Japanese cartoon theme. For the Final project I made my own wall clock. I…
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Summing Up 2019

This semester started with my up-cycle project where I made a 50s style dress out of paper. Then for my final project I was inspired by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a show on Amazon set in the late 50s. I decided to learn a new skill for my project: sewing! I made my own sewing…
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Summing up 2019

This post will contain a brief summary of what I made this semester and links to all of my previous posts.   For my upcycle project, I chose to upcycle pennies. I used my original idea of creating a a sprouting plant in a glass bottle and merged that with my penny art to create…
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Summing Up 2019

Throughout this semester, there have been two main projects that I have spent a majority of my time working on. For the first half of the semester, it was the upcycling project, where we used recycled material to create something with an interesting aesthetic. For my project, I created a fire pit out of cardboard.…
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