Final assignment: Substitution of the body
The final assignment for Design in Context was to dream up a replacement body part. Firstly, you had to make a description of the product. Secondly, a set of mood boards was put together. Thirdly, the actual product is designed, and the last step is to put the end result in its context. My final assignment can be found on Google Docs.
This time we had to observe the mood in a certain image, and make changes to a product to better fit the observed mood(s). By using a mind map (far-fetched) associations are discovered, and these associations are used to create mood boards that serve as a basis for the altered product. This is the result.
In this assignment we were asked to capture photographs of remarkable objects on and around the university campus. The acquired images have been used in this exercise to create 'image rhyme': one image is matched with another image based on for example style, composition or colours. My photographs are on the right, and images from the internet are on the left. You can see my contribution here.
Extension of the body
In this workshop, we were asked to come up with a device either for pointing or for steering. I decided to make a steering device. Firstly, we had to fill in a exchange/comparison schema, where you look at products offering comparable functions on the one hand, and products with a similar shape on the other hand. Secondly, a mood board was produced, to get a feel for the atmosphere of the design. After these two steps, we were ready to start creating our product. The product is developed in three stages, improving form and ergonomics with each step. The final result had to be put into the use context. The result can be found here.