Perspective-Specific Data Storage Meaning is never as simple as pure black and white. There is often many shades in-between. Depending on your perspective, vantage point, and existing biases, each object we encounter in life has an individual meaning to each of us. Our medium enables data to be stored and decoded in different ways by […]
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Paul sent me some great feedback and ideas to explore over the weekend. I don’t want to totally give away all the awesomeness that I’ll be exploring in future posts, but I will say I completely agree with his comment that I must design a cane that able-bodied people look at and go, “I WANT […]
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I searched Pinterest to explore the various symbols of strength and personal growth. As you can see below, these symbols are often used as inspiration for tattoos. I hope to incorporate one or many of these symbols into my prototype designs for the redesigned walking cane. The idea of strength and personal growth has always […]
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Thanks to one of my brilliant classmates who first pointed me towards voronoi cylinders, I decided I would change the topic of my project. I have always wanted to design beautiful disability aids, such as walkers and walking canes, and voronoi cylinders became my initial inspiration to do so. What is (a) voronoi? “Voronoi diagrams […]
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One man’s attempt at redesigning the walking cane in 2009, as featured in Fast Company http://www.fastcompany.com/1282965/walkers-and-canes-ingeniously-redesigned-future Functional, but still lacks the aesthetic beauty to make an individual feel empowered and fashionable.
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