Friday, April 1, 2011

Animation (1) - Praxinoscope

video

This is a video shows a frame-by-frame animation of the Praxinoscope. In this short animation, it shows that a bird is flapping its wings and then pecking on the ground.

Friday, March 25, 2011

E-Learning: Design Opportunities at Home Part 2

~The initial idea~

Refinement idea (1)

Refinement idea (2)

Refinement idea (3)

Final product design

Friday, March 4, 2011

Ideation

1. Shape borrowing
The use of shape borrowing is very helpful as it can put new ideas in the designs of a shape that has already been created or have never been. This new and interesting design of a product will then have a good market sale as people may find it attractive and unique to display and to use in their home.

2. SCAMPER
Substitute: To replace part(s) of a product to make it look more interesting
Combine: To add up two or more different ideas into one product
Adapt: Unique features of other products
Modify/Minimize/Maximize: Modify the product to make it more unusual. Adjust the size so it fits perfectly.
Put to other use: Change the function of the product for more purposes
Eliminate: Remove certain unwanted features
Rearrange/Reverse: Rearrange parts and functions in the new design.

Sketching with Rubrics

The rubrics matrix makes me ensure that my draft line, sketch line and outline can be differentiate clearly. I am also able to make my drawing more original with the help of SCAMPER.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Design Appreciation


Well Designed Products:

Picture from: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Height-Safety-Harness/104246

It is very well-designed as this Harness is very safe for us to use when we are doing outdoor sports like the High Elements. It holds our whole body weight.


Picture from: http://www.fordesignworks.com/Industrial-Design/Creative-Product-Design/Cartoon-cute-bottle-design.html

This is a very well-designed kettle as it looks attractive to shoppers. Despite its appearance, I think that this may not be handy when it comes to using it.


Poorly Designed Products:

Picture from: http://kidsindanger.blogspot.com/2009/08/simplicity-bassinets-more-deaths.html

This bassinet is very badly design as there is a gap there that babies will fall through and it may cost their lives.

Picture from: http://www.babygadget.net/2009/06/animal_hooks_from_malin_lundma.php

This is a very attractive but poorly designed hook because we cannot hook things in the design above.



Saturday, February 12, 2011

Environment Poster


This is my poster on the Saving the Environment.
We have to make sure to keep the place as clean as the place in this picture above.