This is the first bit of primary research for my new project, which can be found under the University Projects Tab. A trip to the daily living center in Brighton taught me a lot about existing products, services, and struggles the elderly, and the disabled face on a day to day basis. Such struggles and Disabilities I did not realise had such deep effects on so many aspects of life, for instance, a woman with arthritis that could not even brush her own hair. This is a place where product design is needed, care and support for independence through improved quality of life. Here is just a selection of photos I took on the day, but note the lack of aesthetic appeal, and color in general!
Melbourne Illustrator, Spencer Harrison from HAPPY STÜDIO, has a daily illustration project called MNML Thing. Each day he creates images of everyday objects inspired by minimal forms and bright colours. Each image is available as an A4 giclee print for $35! Apart from building a wonderful stock library of illustrations, Harrison is expanding the project into (endless!) applications. He is currently working on a set of alphabet cards for kids and more!
Tell me you aren't in love with classic cars after spending some time perusing Petrolicious and I won't believe you. Petrolicious is one of the best sites I have ever seen, ever. Do you know what it takes for me to say that???
Firstly, the content is outstanding. I am not a self-proclaimed car person, but I am always intrigued by the way they present the history, design and cultural impact of the automobile.
I have only just discovered this pretty thrilling sport, but even after watching this snippet, I think I may be hooked…
A very simple Solidworks animation that I have created to explain the function of my wheel concept, i will be posting a retail standard animation video shortly
The final prototype of my Concept Bike wheel which I will present to my peers and lecturers on Friday the 25th of January. I will post explaining its function later but this image is to primarily show the prototyping and my abilities. The rim was sourced from ebay as a standard 16″x1.75 steel bike wheel, the 2mm sheet steel bracket shapes have been fabricated by gas welding together 3 shapes, and the brackets are welded to the rim using MIG welding. The weld beads were then filled with P38 body filler and sanded, primed and sprayed with white refridgerator enamel based aerosol. The central Blue fan shape is a blue foam composite which has been laser cut and shaped by hand, then coated with emulsion, filler primer, and aerosol.
I have recently written a near 4000 word report titled; leadership & Group Dynamics In Context. Some may view this as an intimidating task, but after the first few pieces of background reading, and theory study, it really spoke to me. I was able to evaluate myself and although i always knew i was confident and able, i never really put myself in a leadership position. However after writing said report, performing experiments, and studying theory, I have learnt in confidence that i can lead, and with successful results. From now i will jump at these leading role opportunities, and embrace where it may take me! I encourage anyone to evaluate themselves, and really look at their abilities as member of a team, and an individual, improve your weaknesses and push your strengths..