Monday, 19 October 2009

After looking at it from another perspective and seeing why objects are designed the way they are. I may look at the different approaches people take to design and the different outputs resulting from them.
This image shows a design research map which allocates different areas to different design influences.

Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see

This TED video is a good example of how what we see is not always what it seems to be.

After studying the work of multiple designers and looking at some of the work I have previously done I initially wanted to look at the perception of objects and how designer products can gain and retain a designer title.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

After mapping ideas it became apparent that some areas interested me more than others. Personal experience lead to a new focused approach. It lead me to target the areas of; energy, materials, recycling, security, snowboarding and aesthetics because I have previously thought, felt or seen problems relating to or around these areas.

Friday, 2 October 2009

My fourth year of study and my year long self directed project. I am hoping my earlier project will aid me in staying on track and that the different techniques I have used over my previous years study will inform my research and development stages in the project. I am currently researching a number of different areas and mapping them out looking for a subject on which I will base my assignment.
Sandra Dijkstra has designed this smart bowl which integrates the spoon with the bowl bringing the two together creating a fun way to serve some dinner.

Like this sideboard by Belgium designer Damien Gernay, if you look closely you'll notice the white surface is actually the coated part of the product where as the wood grain is left to show through making it look like paint runs.