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Spring 2016 Portfolio and Reflection

What was the most valuable lesson you pulled forward from first year that was helpful to you in second year? I learned that craftsmanship is an ongoing lesson to be learned in every single project that I delve in. There are a lot of factors that affect the quality of work such as the type…

How a Designer from Braun Influenced Apple.

Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer famously known for his association with the consumer products company Braun. His unobtrusive approach and belief in “less but better” design generated a timeless quality in his products and have influenced the design of many products. Rams is known worldwide as one of the most significant representatives of function-oriented design.…

Ten Design Laws

An article written by Ross Johnson from 3.7 Designs explains the ten proven laws that can guide designers to improving their work. According to Johnson, “using clear and effective design laws we can use proven formulas for design. These laws both assist in the usability/experience of our design as well as the aesthetic values.” Also,…

The History of Bauhaus and Its Relation to Our School.

The Bauhaus was an art school and movement founded by Walter Gropius in 1919. The name was taken from the German language literally meaning the “house of construction,” but it can also be translated as the School of Building. According to The Art Story, the motivations behind the creation of the Bauhaus lay in the 19th…

The Fontus Water Bottle

Kristof Retezar, an Austrian industrial designer from Vienna, has invented a bottle that pulls water from the humidity in the air through the use of solar energy. Currently, the water bottle is made for bicyclers. The air flow drives the process of pulling water, while the solar panel cools and condenses it. Fontus was also…

Fall Semester Portfolio

My experience during the Fall semester was a different kind of challenge. Of course, I was undoubtedly challenged from thinking of the conceptual nature of our projects. Nonetheless, I felt as if I was challenging myself little by little, trying to find what would make me a better design student and person overall. I am joyous…

Tips On Creating A Design Portfolio

If you’re a designer, an online portfolio  is a must-have that can help you attract new clients or score your dream job. Publishing your most compelling work samples creates a valuable promotional tool that’s sure to expand your professional opportunities.   Here are some tips for building a great portfolio, based on several sites that I have…

Creating a Mixed Reality Through Holography and Fusion 360

Holography, a spark of science fiction, is now close to becoming a reality as Microsoft and Autodesk collaborate on a new project called FreeForm. Using Microsoft’s HoloLens and Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software, FreeForm makes it possible for industrial designers and engineers alike to collaborate on 3D designs in real-time via mixed reality.   According to Tech Times, the collaborative project…

The Bragi Dash

What started as an audacious kickstarter campaign is now a success and a reality. The Dash, the first truly wireless pair of earbuds, is an impressive product that comes as an MP3 player, a fitness tracker, a personal coach, and a real-time heart and blood monitor. Its barely promoted Kickstarter campaign reached its $260,000 (£170,000) goal…

Designing from Habits

Habituation is a type of learning process where a response to a reaction decreases as it is repeated over time. For example, a person using an uncomfortable chair will get used to it as the chair is used frequently and repeatedly. Habituation is further proven by the iPod designer Tony Fadell. In his TED Talk, Fadell talks about habituation…

The Floorscape Lounge: A Modular Tectonic Form

Designed by Dave Pickett, a young furniture and product designer, Floorscape is an industrial-styled modular lounge that can be used as an area of relaxation or even social interaction. The lounge is made of interlocking triangle cushions that sit on a tectonic-formed metal frame. The cushions can be lain on, crawled over, or even disassembled by…

Why am I in Industrial Design?

At some point each year, one would ask about my interest in industrial design. Several answers have been claimed such as ‘I like to design products,’ ‘I enjoy designing to solve problems,’ or even ‘I want to be an IKEA designer,’ and so on and so forth. It was evident that I did not have…