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"
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The Holst Center was extremely impressive! Advancements in fabrics, flexible + printed electronics, and processes that weave fabric and technology together are quite exciting when it comes to healthcare. For example, the EKG monitor of the future weighs <10 grams and supports wireless transmission of medical grade data. Another example we learned about is a […]Read more "Innovative Fabric & Printed Electronics to Improve Healthcare"
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 […]Read more "Digital Craft Workshop with Ebru Kurbak (University of Applied Arts Vienna)"
First we drew a schematic for the pattern of the vest. We then experimented with the materials. This is a shower curtain that we used the industrial heat sealer to seal edges of the plastic. We then filled the compartment with water and sealed the final edge to create a packet of water. This […]Read more "Mock-up #1: Shower Curtain Vest Video"
As I was reviewing the work that the other teams have done, I started to have a bit of brand envy over the creative names my classmates came up with for their products. Some words that jumped to my mind when thinking of our idea: water, carrying, vest, collapsable, foldable, self-assembling, origami, modular, creative, waterproof, […]Read more "Brainstorming: What’s in a Name?"
Team Roles & Responsibilities Kyle Bodt (the techie & product manager) conduct initial research review history of measuring cups evaluate weights and potential carrying load brainstorm potential ideas design & make mock-ups lead creation of final mock-up Elizabeth Galbut (the visionary & designer) conduct initial research compile historical & modern measuring cup images brainstorm potential […]Read more "Process: Team Roles & Responsibilities"