Upon arrival in Holland, I attempted to literally soak everything up. Whether it was the architecture, the culture, or the multitude of design specimens, I wanted to explore and interact. My project, an aesthetic re-design of a walking cane for disabled individuals fabricated with digital technologies, occupied the back of my mind with each new […]Read more "International Collaboration Netherlands in under 90 Seconds"
Going beyond simply invention and innovative design, Dutch Design Week featured critical pieces that questioned how society views aging and disability. A series of photographs picturing older adults, perplexed and annoyed with their robot companions, was both amusing and thought-provoking. We often think of advancing and utilizing technology as universally good, but in many instances […]Read more "Dutch Design Week – The Alienating Effect of Technology"
Due to software updates of both Rhino & Grasshopper, the tutorial I found for a Voronoi cylinder didn’t work out perfectly, as hoped. I got almost done to the point where it was time to wrap the Voronoi plane around a cylinder, but due to some coding mismatches, it wasn’t possibly. Luckily, Ryan saved the […]Read more "Initial 3D Prototype & Voronoi Cylinder Tutorial in Grasshopper w/ Rhino 3D"
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You’d think in the fashion capitol & city that never sleeps, New York City, there would at least be some variety in cane choices. I was surprised to see more traditional and dull canes in NYC compared to those I previously captured in photographs in Europe. In their daily lives, may of these individuals seemed […]Read more "Absence of Fashion-Forward Canes in NYC"