Final Presentation Videos

Peter Brunsgaard   Sryeas Krishnan: Rachel Grosskrueger Joseph Graff Derek Sikora Katie Hortik   Thomas Brunsgaard David Holliman Ryan Yankowsky    

Immersion Wheel Final Report Part 1 – What and How

What: The project objective was to create a dynamic object, something that changes throughout time. When thinking about something that actually changes, I began questioning if a physical object could…

Immersion Wheel Update

Having looked at a variety of lighting options and considering that the LED really needs to be in contact with the edge of the acrylic sheet to achieve the desired…

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…

Immersion Wheel update

The plates of the immersion wheel are now laser etched and cut to shape. The plate which acts as the main support has a straight bottom edge. The straight edge…

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…

Immersion Wheel – Aesthetic Timeline Context

The Immersion Wheel motif references the Art Deco movement. Notice the repetitive lines and spade shapes that both the wheel and art deco have in common: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=imgres&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwiVn4LGhOnLAhUil4MKHRskA9kQjxwIAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.easyfreepatterns.com%2Fvictorian-backgrounds-patterns.html&psig=AFQjCNGOwXpstydFmpbJo-e07lUPXH-nww&ust=1459448787852844 Another characteristic of…

Immersion Wheel Progress Update

I wasn’t impressed with the moire effect produced by two perforated steel plates. Even after painting them with vibrant colors, they had a dark heavy look to them. So I’ve…

Project Update – Immersion Wheel

The two steel plates have been cut into circles that are just about identical in size and center. Each has an inch wide band of steel welded around the circumference,…

Immersion Wheel – Top 5 Constraints

2 plates with identical patterns (necessary for Moire effect) By definition, a Moire effect is a pattern that emerges from moving two identical patterns against each other. Perhaps there are…

Immersion Wheel – Design Review

Upon first impression, the Immersion Wheel will seem rather mundane, because at rest it will not be very dynamic. The main component made of perforated steel may appear more like…

Inspiration – Sacred Geometry

Mandala Sacred Geometry Home The inspiration for my main project is sacred geometry. While working with perforated sheet metal, I noticed that two sheets with the same hole pattern creates…

From disabilities to temporary obstacles

When enrolling in Aesthetic of Design, I was hoping to gain more experience in current best practices in Design. This still holds true, and I think it will happen as…

Industrial Design Experience

I have experience in industrial design and can help contribute to various parts of the design process. I currently work in market research and strategic innovation so I can provide…

Report – Woven Tape Measure Chair

Inspiration In Hong Kong I came across this shop called “GOD” (Goods of Desire) selling handbags made of woven seamstress tape measures. It was a clever way to make a…

Upcycling Street Sweeper Bristles

This is a chair I created out of upcycled street sweeper bristles. It was entered into a national recycled materials design competition years ago. I figured if I can weave…

Convergence Design Loop

For work I made this divergent/convergent design process diagram with the iteration spiral. This illustrates what I described in class. Apparently there’s some psychology behind blue being divergent and red…

Woven Tape Measure Furniture

I’ve been searching for the right chair to cover. The criteria is that the chair be fairly small with rectangular cushions so that I can wrap the woven material around…

Upcycling Inspiration – Woven Tape Measures

I was in Hong Kong a while back and came across this shop called “GOD” (Goods of Desire). They were selling handbags made of woven seamstress tape measures. I thought…

Shabby Chic

image: pintrest.com, courtesy of “Here’s Earl.” As we prepare for our warm-up project in Upcycling, the aesthetic that first comes to mind is “Shabby Chic”. The popularity of Shabby Chic…