Originally, HOLD mugs were designed to solve a personal frustration of ceramic mugs' juxtaposition of french presses in our studio. Later, 20 smaller cousins were made and sold at Ideal. The mugs use the fabric scraps from Re-made, a yearly collection of products made out of manufacturing discards.
With a focus on emotion, detail and craftsmanship, these martini carts were manufactured in metal and showcased at Mithun, for the WWU Industrial Design Senior Show.
This abacus ring uses gold-plated brass, and nylon beads to serve as a 6 digit calculator, or simply to keep a tally. Many situations occur where remembering a numbers is convenient, but whipping out a smartphone is impractical. Maybe you want to keep a running total of items at the grocery store. Or maybe you just have a bad habit you'd like to keep tabs on..
Larisa Waddel, Johan Axelson and I developed the idea of a communicative window. Both mother and child would interact with this surface, while still looking into each other’s eyes. Various games could be played on this device which helps address common problems faced by autistic children such as emotional recondition, relational grouping, and fine motor skill development.
What happens when we skirt the limitations of efficiency in structure? The Kagome Pattern was popularized in japanese basket weaving, yet shares characteristics with a plethora of natural structures found in everything from photonic crystals to sea plankton. A 3D Kagome matrix is made of many identical tetrahedrons, essentially filling the void left in a container of tightly packed spheres. Wire woven Kagome matrices are used in the aerospace industry whenever strength, yet high porosity is required.
My teammate Jeff Grothe and I surveyed kayakers around Bellingham on their recent pfd experience. These surveys, along with information gathered from other classmates research on brand, trends, ergonomics and observation were compiled to create the core principles of my vest.
This single shoulder strap form evolved because of its ease of hanging and ability for flat packing. Ergonomics, feel, and practicality were tested throughout the entire process.
Where is the future of 3D printed product design headed and why? Niche and pricy markets like arrow fletchers may see the soonest market disruption. A good arrow fletcher holds feathers accurately and securely in place while glue dries. This fletcher was printed and delivered at the market price of current ones.
Children need ways to discover the things we take for granted. Physical manipulation, tactile touches, and collaborative learning is what this table is all about.
After some brainstorming sessions with A Loving Space Preschool we determined the school needed a better sensory table. Unlike their current ones, they desired a table that encouraged co-activity and was easily portable.