As I journey toward completing my undergrad in Mechanical Engineering there are a few areas I’d like to refine in my craftsmanship. I understand that this is a process toward a goal that will probably never be completed, but I’d like to better articulate my design intents. In this sense it’s largely about executing the plans, but my meaning is to hone what artistic feeling I’d like to express. Something I want to work on as I finish school, but plan to always improve.
This class is my first opportunity to largely focus on the specific aesthetics to the things that I design. I want to experience having design as a priority rather than functionality or logistics that are typical to my work so far. So far I’ve planned a paradigm shift when evaluating my work. Rather than before checking boxes for functionality, like: does it meet strength requirements or contain enough fluid, there will be a focus on subjective aspects like how it makes me feel. I suspect a difficulty of this is the non yes/no nature inherent to subjective evaluation. There is my specific aspiration to make things that I feel are good enough despite wanting to probably always wanting to improve them.