Student Work

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

Summing Up 2019

2019 in a nutshell, so far

Summing Up 2019

Summing Up 2019

Summing Up 2019

Summing up 2019

Summing Up

Summing Up 2019

Summing Up 2019

Summing up 2019 – Jae Lee

Summing Up 2019

All Links

Summing up 2019

Main Project Final Reports 2019

Final Project Report Part 2:Why and What Next?

Final Report Part 1

Main Project Part 2 – Disco Ball

Shut-Box

Final Report Part 2- Candle

Fish Condo – Main Project Report

Main Project Report Part 2: Shadow Art

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

Final Report: Kinetic Sculpture pt. 2

Final Project Report Part 1: String Art

Final Report Part 2 – Why and What Next?

Shen’s Final Project Report Part 2: Why and What Next?

Weekly Posts 2019

Final Stretch Posts: updates

Final Progress: Kinetic Sculpture

Final Stretch: Smart Miror

Main Project Final Stretch: Snow-globe Terrarium

Final Stretch Progress: Makeup Organizer

Final Stretch for the Guillotine

Main Project Final Stretch

Radio Project Status – Final Stretch

Final Project Final Stretch: Infinity Mirror Clock

Main Project Final Stretch: Self watering planter

Main Project Final Stretch Progress

Final Stretch Progress: Wall Clock

Final Strach Progress: Kanshou and Bakuya

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline: Bauhaus Shelf

Construction timeline: Shadow Art

Project Timeline

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline: Floating Faucet

Construction Timeline: wall clock

Car Radio Project Timeline

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline Kanshou and Bakuya

Construction Timeline

Your Aesthetic compared to Major 20th Century Movements

Project Aesthetics Compared to the 20th Century: Smart Mirror

Comparison to 20th century Design movements

Current vs 20th Century Design Movements

Current vs 20th Century Design Movements

Current vs 20th Century Design Movement

Current vs 20th Century Design Movements

Design Movement Comparison

20th Century Design Aesthetics and Project Pivot.

Streamlining to Post Modern

20th Century Design

Current vs 20th Century Design Movements

Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Designs: Kinetic Sculpture

Main Project Critical Design Review

Design Review Report

Main Project Design Review

Design Review Progress – Dream Catcher

Design Review: Desktop Arcade

Design Review Report: Wall Clock

Design Review Report: Candles

Design Review Report: Shadow Art

Critical Design Review

Design Review: String Art

Critical Design Presentation – Ultralight Tripod

Design Review Report: Infinite Mirror Clock

Design Review: Iron Punk

Main Project Top 5 Constraints

Top 5 constraints

Top 5 Constraints

Final Project Top 5 Constraints

Top 5 Constraints: Amplifier

Top 5 Constraints

Top 5 Constraints

Top 5 Constraints: Smart mirror

Final Project Top 5 Constraints

Top 5 Constraints 2019: Auto Pet Feeder

Top Five Constraints

Jae’s Top 5 constraints

Top 5 Constraints

Main Project Inspirations and Explorations

Aesthetics Exploration: Calligraphy

Aesthetics Exploration 2019: Pyramids of Giza

Aesthetics Exploration 2019: CU Boulder Architecture

Aesthetic Explorations – Biomimicry

Aesthetic Exploration: Product Design Sketches

Aesthetic exploration- Seal carving

Aesthetic Explorations 2019: Spooky Art

Aesthetic Exploration – Mosaics

Aesthetic Exploration: Glitch

Aesthetics Exploration: Aesthetics of Modern-Day Music

Aesthetic Exploration: Soviet Propaganda

Aesthetic Exploration – Simulated

Skills and Aspirations

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Skill Sets and Personal Aspiration

Skills and Aspirations

Skillsets and Personal Aspirations: Luke Collier

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Skills and Career Aspiration

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations – Tyler

Skill Sets & Personal Aspirations

Skill Sets & Personal Aspirations

Skill Set and Aspirations

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Upcycle Project Final Reports

Upcycle Final Report: Fabric

Upcycle Presentation

Upcycle Project: Sketchy Toothpick and Paper Lamp

Coaster Collage

UpCycle Final Report: Power Line Insulator Lamp

Upcycle progress/final report

Upcycle Final Report: Countdown Desk Obstruction

Upcycle Project – Final Product

Upcycle Final Report: Pennies

Tinfoil Insect Trees

Upcycle Final Report: Island

Upcycle Final Report: Wooden Cup

Upcycle Project Interim Posts

Upcycle Progress/ Inspiration

Up-cycle Progress: Inspiration

Upcycle Progress: Layers

Upcycle Progress: Board Game

Upcycle Progress: Ideation & Materials

Upcycle Process: Safety glove for cutting in kitchen

Upcycle Progress: Cardboard Fire Pit

Upcycle Progress: Cardboard Lamp

Upcycle Inspiration: Pennies

UpCycle Inspiration/Progress

Upcycle Progress

Upcycling Paper Towel Cardboard Tubes

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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