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

Luke Collier Summing Up Aesthetics

All Links

Summing Up

Summing Up 2019

Summing Up 2019

Summing Up 2019

My Work

Summing Up

Summing Up 2019

Summing up 2019

Summing Up 2019

Main Project Final Reports 2019

Main Project Report Part 1: Terrarium Snow Globe

Final Project Report (Part 1)

Final Report: Kinetic Sculpture pt. 1

Final Report Part 1: Camping Light – Peilin Yang

Final Report Part 1: Iron Punk

Final Project Report 2: Geometric Wall Art

Final Presentation – Chinese Pagoda

Main Project Report Part 1: Epoxy River Bar Table

Main Project Final Report Part 2: Shi-Shi Odoshi

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

Main Project Report Part 1: Auto Pet Feeder

Final Project Report Climbing Rope Chair

Weekly Posts 2019

Final Stretch Posts: updates

ShutBox Final Stretch

Fiber Optic Clock Final Stretch

Main Project Final Stretch Progress 2019: Auto Pet Feeder

Main Project Final Stretch Progress

Main Project: Final Stretch Progress

Main Project Final Stretch Progress

2 in 1 Desk Lamp Final Stretch

Main Project Final Stretch

Main Project: Final Sketch Progress

Final Strach Progress: Kanshou and Bakuya

Final Stretch Progress

Final Stretch for the Guillotine

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline: Fiber-Optic Clock

Construction Timeline: Kinetic Motion

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline Kanshou and Bakuya

Construction Timeline 2019

Construction timeline: Shadow Art

Construction Timeline: Dehydrator

Car Radio Project Timeline

Arcade Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline: Cornhole Set

Your Aesthetic compared to Major 20th Century Movements

Project Aesthetics Compared to the 20th Century: Smart Mirror

Current vs. 20th Century Design Movement

20th Century Design Aesthetics and Project Pivot.

Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Designs: Beer Tap Handle

Current vs 20th Century Design Movements

20th Century Design

Project Aesthetics vs 20th Century Design

Current vs. 20th Century Design: Floating Faucet

Current vs 20th Century Design Movements

Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Aesthetics

Current vs 20th Century Design Movement

Aesthetic Comparison

Main Project Critical Design Review

Design Review Report: Shadow Art

Design Review Report: Floating Faucet

Design Review Report 2019

Jae’s Design Review

Main Project Design Review

Design Review Report: Lazy Susan

Design Review Report

Design Review Report 2019: Auto Pet Feeder

Design Review: iPad Smart Mirror

Design Review: Star Wars Bass Amp

Optical Fiber Clock Design Review Report

Design Review Report: Dehydrator

Main Project Top 5 Constraints

Top 5 Constraints: Makeup Organizer

Top Constraints

Top 5 Constraints

Kinetic Sculpture Constraints

Jae’s Top 5 constraints

Shut-Box Constraints

Top 5 Constraints: Lazy Susan

Top 5 Constraints: Kinetic Art

Main Project – Top Five Kinetic Constraints

Top 5 Constraints: Tap Handle

Top 5 Constraints

Top 5 Constraints: Dehydrator

Main Project Inspirations and Explorations

Aesthetic Exploration: Product Design Sketches

Aesthetics Exploration 2019: CU Boulder Architecture

Aesthetic Exploration: Chiaroscuro

Running through Time

Land Art

Aesthetic Explorations 2019: Spooky Art

Rocky Mountain Underground

Aesthetic Exploration 2019: Water-cooled PC

Aesthetic Exploration 2019: Beer Tap Handles

C’est Normal

Aesthetic Exploration: Steampunk

Aesthetic Explorations: Football Helmets

Skills and Aspirations

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Skills and Aspirations

Personal Skill Sets

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations – Tyler

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

What I can do and what I want to be able to do

Jae’s Skill sets and personal aspirations

Aspirations and Skills

Skill sets and personal aspirations 2019

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Skill Set & Aspirations

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

Upcycle Project Final Reports

Upcycle Final: Switch Panel

Upcycle Project: Flower/Spiral Lamp

Upcycle Project: Sketchy Toothpick and Paper Lamp

Upcycle Final Report: Candle Holder

Upcycle Final Report: Island

Upcycle Final Report: Drawer

Upcycle Final: Jewelry from a mug

Upcycle Project – Final Product

Upcycle Project Final Post

Upcycle Final Report: helmet

Upcycle Final Report

Upcycle Final Report: Board Game

Upcycle Project Interim Posts

Upcycle Project – Colorado Flag

Tinfoil Insects

Upcycle Progress/ Inspiration

Upcycle Progress: Cardboard Fire Pit

Up-Cycle Inspiration & Progress

Upcycle Progress- Pop-up Book

Upcycled Skyline

Upcycle Progress: Pennies

Upcycle Progress

Up-cycle Project Progress : Paper Dress

Upcycle Project: Zoetrope

Upcycle Progress: Tin Can Candle Holder

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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