Student Work

Post 10

2″x4″ Wood Frame I purchased three 2″x4″x8′ pieces of wood from Home Depot. I have cut most of the pieces to length and have begun attaching the columns of mylar disks. I will wait to assemble the frame until all the mylar disk columns have been attached in case my sizing estimate is slightly off.…

Gameboy Progress

I am honestly quite behind in what I said I was going to do…so far I have got a working circuit that plays the tetris code from the tutorial I was working on! But getting there is a story… I utilized my spring break quite well. I learnt that I really do suck with circuits.…

Post 10

Hexagon lights The goal of my project is to create an LED light fixture to go on my wall. Right now, I am testing a version with 3 hexagons but I am also looking into other designs. Here is a picture of the LED segments with diffusers on. Here, I am experimenting with different formations.…

Progress

As a quick recap, my project is creating an end table out of an old school desk, I am designing it in the Bauhaus aesthetic because of the metal pipes the desk legs are made of. Currently I have painted the desktop and I have cut down all of the metal. I attached the pipe…

Progress

Joshua Beijer Progress The past week I have been focusing on the spinner part of my design. For my first revision, I cut a single layer of 1/8 in a plywood sheet. I cut a few extra rings in case any would break. My next step was lining up the holes and drilling them. This…

Post 4: Japanese-Oriental Futuristic to Brutalist Industrial

The opposite of a Japanese-Oriental fusion aesthetic, which typically combines the natural, serene, and minimalistic elements of Japanese and Oriental designs, would be a “Brutalist Industrial” aesthetic.   Here’s how it contrasts:  Name: Brutalist Industrial  Style Characteristics:  Materials: Heavy use of raw, unfinished materials like concrete, steel, and glass, often in their most basic, unadorned…

Driftwood Light – Specifications and Constraints

As I move forward with the idea of making driftwood light, there are constraints as well as specifications that signify success in the production of the product. To signify that the driftwood light is a success, I consider the following specifications: 1. Aesthetic Appeal: The light should have a visually appealing design that effectively combines…

Mid-Century Modern Xylophone: Top 5 Specifications, Constraints

My final project is to create a small, box-resonated xylophone in the mid-century modern style. While my main focus on this project is the aesthetic, I would also like this to be a playable instrument. Here are some of my most important specifications and biggest constraints. Specifications Aesthetic This one is pretty obvious. This project…

Alexander Calder Style Kinetic Sculpture: Top 5 Specifications and Constraints

As I’ve stated in my previous posts about my final project I plan to make an Alexander Calder inspired kinetic sculpture. I’m trying to create a mobile that looks weightless. One of the main specifications that I’m aiming for is the visual appearance of the sculpture appearing to defy gravity; this specification is going to…

Post 9: Top 5 specifications, top 5 constraints

For my final project I am still on course for creating a Viking aesthetic wood carving electric guitar. The main project entails the creation of a bespoke electric guitar entirely crafted from wood, including the body, neck, and fretboard. Embracing a natural aesthetic, the guitar will feature hand-carved wooden embellishments inspired by elements of the…

Specifications and Constraints: Cargo Kite

Specs: Large/Heavy-Lift, Rigid, Stable in Flight, Minimalist but Interesting, Unthreatening but Visible Constraints: TIME, man all those materials were expensive, Shop Availability, Sewing Ability, Headspace? One of the biggest goals of this design is to be large! This comes from both its ultimate purpose – being a kite that lifts things – and from my…

Post 9: NeuMouse Requirements and Restrictions

Recap: I am designing a computer mouse in the style of ‘neumorphism’. Neumorphism is an aesthetic commonly used in modern UI’s which originates from skeumorphism and glassmorphism. It is characterized by rounded shapes which appear to protrude and fade into a background of a similar shade and color. Typical color schemes contain neon/pastel blues and…

Post 9: Top 5 Specifications, Top 5 Constraints- Ari Matrajt

For my kitchen tool project, the top five specifications I prioritize revolve around functionality, usability, aesthetics, and durability. Firstly, interchangeability is a must. The ability to switch between different utensil heads, such as a spatula to a spoon or a fork, adds versatility and convenience to the tool, making it useful in many cooking tasks…

Design Preview Report: Spotify Jukebox

Background Hypothetical Spotify-branded jukebox: https://www.yankodesign.com/2022/05/03/spotify-jukebox-boasting-a-curved-display-brings-house-parties-to-your-desk/ For some background, I intend to create a desktop music-control device that interfaces with my Spotify library. This device will be comprised of an old TV and a Raspberry Pi and use Bluetooth/WiFi to connect to some existing speakers. Initially, I hoped to use the Space Age aesthetic due to…

Design Preview Report: Scale model of long range spacecraft

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galleries/visions-of-the-future#grid-127451-1 To say my life revolves around space exploration is probably a bit dramatic, but I will say that a huge portion of my favorite things to discuss, think about, and even my career path involve space exploration. To me, it just seems like the natural progression of humanity’s journey: we have catalogued pretty much…

Time’s Gamble: Making a Miniature Roulette Table Wristwatch

Choosing My Aesthetic In my previous post, I dived into the vast and intriguing world of wristwatches and the many possible aesthetics that they could fall into.  Ranging from minimalistic to luxurious to an open-concept skeleton watch.  After much contemplation, brainstorming, and ideation, I have decided to mend the mechanics of timekeeping with the thrill…

Post 8: Design Preview

INTRODUCTION In this post I will describe my process in creating an Organic Modern aesthetic style mirror inspired by natural and sustainable structures. This project aims to bring a functional furniture element into a space while also acting as an interior design piece blending minimalistic styles, functionality of a mirror, and a dynamic lighting design.…