Thursday, February 12, 2009

HP Storyboards (Do people understand my concept?)

Okay, here are the problem and solution storyboards for my HP project. The critique posed a lot of understandability issues in my concept and hopefully I can use this criticism in a positive way.

That being said, it is hard for a designer to detach and step away from a project they are intimate with. If anyone has a chance to run through my story it would be nice to hear where "hang ups" are occurring.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Rough Idea for a Computer Concept (China)

So midway through the quarter I have learned that designing a computer for another country is difficult, if not near impossible.

Here is my idea; since there is a large generation gap in China and online addiction has become a big problem among teenagers, why not design a computer that both closes this gap and helps parents monitor teen computer usage without invading their privacy.

The monitor is a wireless touch device that can move anywhere in the house to help bond families around technology. When the computer is in use by an individual (mainly the kids) a mobile object lets parents monitor computer usage discreetly. The orb changes colors based on what the child is using the computer for. While the teenager retains some privacy, parents can rest assured their child is balancing time on the computer.

What does everyone think? Any ideas on how these objects could integrate together better?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Final Images: Usb drive for Epic Records

In class we've worked through some new skills including rendering in illustrator and utilizing quick 3D models in creating final sketch renders.

Spencer Nugent and Concept Sketching

I'll assume by now everyone has heard of If not, here is a really good demo by Spencer Nugent on laying out and creating exciting concept pages.

If you have time to take a glance, do it. Here are a few questions to keep in mind while watching:

1. How are text, call outs, and motion details used?
2. How is depth achieved?
3. Does creating a thumbnail sketch of a concept page seem useful?

IDSKETCHING.COM : Cell Phone from Industrial Design Sketching on Vimeo.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Sweet Hi-Rez Picture

Here is a cool amazingly hi-rez picture of the inauguration. It was taken with a Canon digital camera and encompasses 200 individual shots, 1,474 Megapixels, and a resolution 295 times greater than your average camera. It is amazing what creativity and technology can create together.

Click here to check it out!