Design Methods – Fall 2019

All design has a story. These are my design journeys.

Research vs Making

Research vs Making

After reading Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions in the 80s, I am hesitant to even use the word paradigm as a means of describing something new. Evolution was a new paradigm in biology. Copernicus broke the astronomical paradigm of an earth-centered...

Exploring My Design Method

Exploring My Design Method

Celeste's talk got me thinking about my own design method and particularly my favorite parts and most difficult parts of the process. Difficulties:Finishing a project - more laterDocumentation Favorite/most enjoyable partsIdea CreationProblem...

Color Fun

Color Fun

While exploring and experimenting how shadows cast by separate red, green and blue lights could convey information I started experimenting with various colors and patterns, I became interested in seeing if I could hide simple information within geometric patterns....

Week 1 Exploration

Week 1 Exploration

November 4, 2019 What insights emerged from my material exploration so far? I think my biggest insight this week isn’t about the material itself but about how I’m thinking about the project. I have an idea that I want to bring to life. And it’s causing me to be...

Reflections: 10/20/2019

Reflections: 10/20/2019

What did I make this week? What did I learn from what I made? This week, I've had a lot of ideas about what I could make: to finish Constellora, to finish a constellation locator, to finish my portfolio (terrazoom.com). And to attach a webcam to a Raspberry Pi to...

Capactive Touch

Capactive Touch

With an Adafruit Feather M0 microprocessor and a resistor, our team of Anna Cook, Aldric Saucier and myself investigated the affordances of capacitive touch. The Capacitive Sensing Misdirection PDF documentation created by Anna Cook is...

Chindogu

Chindogu

Brian Costanza, Ming Xue and I collaborated on creating StrawStix as our Chindogu project. The Chindogu Project PDF we created is...