Throughout this project I’ve faced many limitations due to current 3D printing technology due to materiality and scale. I find it encouraging that the 3D printing industry is continuing to evolve so quickly, as it means my project of a full metal cane will soon one day be a reality. When I saw this article […]Read more "3D Printing with Food – Inspiration"
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"
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 […]Read more "Inspiration: Symbols of Strength & Personal Growth"
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 […]Read more "Voronoi Diagrams & Voronoi Cylinders"
packH2O also had some very interesting facts on their website, which really solidifies how large this problem truly is. I am very impressed with their design and can only image how big of an impact packH2O has already had on the people they’ve helped. So from one innovator to another, thank you. http://www.packh2o.com/Crisis/index.html Excerpt from […]Read more "Creative Boards: Elizabeth’s Inspirational Images"
This video shows new concept for hydration pack design… the whole process is similar to what Phil studied in Industrial Design @ DAAP – http://vimeo.com/74230142 A Mile in Her Shoes: Educational Materials and Fundraising Ideas to Increase Awareness of the African Well Fund – http://www.africanwellfund.org/EducationalKit08.pdf Domestic water carrying and its implications for health (lots of […]Read more "Research: Initial Research Findings"