INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 2

Everything that surrounds us has been designed, 
even what we consider to be ‘natural’ is heavily shaped by human influences. The consequences of industrial production have become clearer and as designers sitting at the heart of these systems, how do we design responsibly in an age of radical technological change, unpredictability, conflicting opinions and multiple methods, within a world at the limits of its resources?

PROJECT: ILLEGAL _The overhead electric transport system in Vienna is never switched off, even after trams stop for the day. . .
. . . a one wheeled vehicle 'borrows' energy from the overlooked latent resource above our heads.. . .
. . . What might have been illegal is taken from its fearlessly innovative roots and re-imagined as a transport alternative.

This blog  documents processes, workshops and events capturing how design ideas evolve  over time, using iterative processes and multiple perspectives:

Lambdoma & The Golden Mean Lambdoma & The Golden Mean

LAMBDOMA & THE GOLDEN MEAN –

early sketches for an electric bike

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The Carneista The Carneista

THE CARNEISTA –

could the requirement to tone and exercise in-vitro meat be pioneered by professional food connoisseurs ?

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Stealth Pedal Boat Stealth Pedal Boat

STEALTH PEDAL BOAT –

lowering the body and the eye level down close to the water allows the explorer to become absorbed into the natural environment.

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The Open City Public Lecture Space The Open City Public Lecture Space

THE OPEN CITY PUBLIC LECTURE SPACE –

floats above the city, moving between different venues , hovering in anticipation, before it lands, gathers and protects its audience.

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The global studio – systemix The global studio – systemix

THE GLOBAL STUDIO – SYSTEMIX –

how do global cooperations influence the creative design process?

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New Inputs New Inputs

NEW INPUTS –

can new input devices change the the experience of operating a synthesizer, or even the output?

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Harvesting Algae Harvesting Algae

HARVESTING ALGAE –

omega 3 is currently more economic to extract than bio fuels, but making the collection and harvesting an urban public spectacle engages an urban audience in the issue.

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Urban CO2 sensing Urban CO2 sensing

URBAN CO2 SENSING –

flying sensors use swam technology to seek out areas with high readings, organically composed they die where they land leaving their bones as a chilling mnemonic

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Urban CO2 Sensing Urban CO2 Sensing

URBAN CO2 SENSING –

flying sensors use swam technology to seek out areas with high readings, organically composed they die where they land leaving their bones as a chilling mnemonic

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High-wire Gardening High-wire Gardening

HIGH-WIRE GARDENING –

A new horticultural layer moves slowly high up across the city, bringing a new dimension to urban gardening

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The Sensual City The Sensual City

THE SENSUAL CITY –

driverless car technology frees up the seating position - no longer a journey but a sensual mobility experience

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Diving Mask Diving Mask

DIVING MASK –

three breaths and a new way to swim like an underwater creature.

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Angewandte show off Angewandte show off

ANGEWANDTE SHOW OFF –

a vehicle bringing the students work to the public

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Out through the window Out through the window

OUT THROUGH THE WINDOW –

spaces that travel slowly across architectural facades - a journey to refresh the mind.

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The Carneista The Carneista

THE CARNEISTA –

could the requirement to tone and exercise in-vitro meat be pioneered by professional food connoisseurs ?

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Mobile Biolab Mobile Biolab

MOBILE BIOLAB –

accessible biology, a vehicle that transports the laboratory out of the science institute.

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Stealth Pedal Boat Stealth Pedal Boat

STEALTH PEDAL BOAT –

lowering the body and the eye level down close to the water allows the explorer to become absorbed into the natural environment.

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Electric Mobility Electric Mobility

ELECTRIC MOBILITY –

City transducers are embedded in the infrastructure, powering Vienna's public transport.

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Lightweight Structures Workshop Part 1 Lightweight Structures Workshop Part 1

LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES WORKSHOP PART 1 –

Building a bridge able to span 90cm out of wood and steel wire

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Lightweight Structures workshop
Matthias Pfeffer
Lightweight Structures Workshop Part 3 Lightweight Structures Workshop Part 3

LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES WORKSHOP PART 3 –

Building a bridge from laminated styrofoam

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Lightweight Structures Workshop Part 1 Lightweight Structures Workshop Part 1

LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES WORKSHOP PART 1 –

Building a bridge able to span 90cm out of wood and steel wire

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Lightweight Structures Workshop Part 3 Lightweight Structures Workshop Part 3

LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES WORKSHOP PART 3 –

Building a bridge from laminated styrofoam

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Algae Harvesting Algae Harvesting

ALGAE HARVESTING –

different prototypes of vehicles transforming through their function of harvesting algae

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Lightweight Structures Workshop Part 2 Lightweight Structures Workshop Part 2

LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES WORKSHOP PART 2 –

Building a bridge that should span 90cm from chipboard

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observing an urban surrounding observing an urban surrounding

OBSERVING AN URBAN SURROUNDING –

a driverless vehicle providing a different view for a different purpose

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Mobile Workstation Mobile Workstation

MOBILE WORKSTATION –

a vehicle reinforcing the interaction and cooperation between different universities and professions

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Algae as indicator Algae as indicator

ALGAE AS INDICATOR –

different ideas on the functionality of an organic material

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First week First week

FIRST WEEK –

Lots of ideas generated about algae and the values, activities, culture of the university.

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Moving Spaces Moving Spaces

MOVING SPACES –

Different modules providing private space in a networking environment

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Winter 2013 Brief
Things that move : Powered by Angewandte Algae.
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Lectures about algae production and application Lectures about algae production and application

LECTURES ABOUT ALGAE PRODUCTION AND APPLICATION –

Michael Schagerl (University of Vienna) & David Bernhard (Ecoduna algae production systems)

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Field Trip Field Trip

FIELD TRIP –

Bombardier & Diamond Aircraft

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Things That Move
Angewandte Algae
↑ Winter semester 2013: October 2013
. . . . . . end of semester 2013: July 2013 ↓
Farm 432 Farm 432

FARM 432 –

breeding insects in the home creates a strategy for the decentralisation of protein production - lifestyle choice becomes a political action.

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Farm 432 Farm 432

FARM 432 –

The Movie

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Sono Sono

SONO –

the window membrane tunes out undesirable sounds using noise cancelling software technologies

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Sono Sono

SONO –

The Movie

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Aurora Aurora

AURORA –

are new microbial technologies an opportunity to generate revenue through built-in obsolescence in organic products ?

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A leg that grows A leg that grows

A LEG THAT GROWS –

a prosthesis that addresses the economic reality of growing children

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Disinfection Disinfection

DISINFECTION –

a very public demonstration of hand washing reassures customers of good hygiene - a new choreography of cleanliness must be rehearsed.

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Vagabond Vagabond

VAGABOND –

nomadic furniture revisited -- for the 'budget-airline-couch-surfing' generation participants of the Experience Economy.

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Microbial Ventilation Microbial Ventilation

MICROBIAL VENTILATION –

could microbial sensing within an air vent system monitor and manage a healthy bacterial climate?

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Luxury ? Luxury ?

LUXURY ? –

a science laboratory is miniaturised using precision watch engineering - precious health data is exchanged for the prestige of wearing an expensive luxury item.

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Food Construction Food Construction

FOOD CONSTRUCTION –

what would food be like if it was printed or extruded from a machine ?

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BacPack BacPack

BACPACK –

how might a personal carrier evolve and adjust organically in response to its contents?

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