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:

Cutlery studies Cutlery studies

CUTLERY STUDIES –

Can you change behaviour by changing tools?

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Microclimate Microclimate

MICROCLIMATE –

Carrying your personal climate

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Microclimate Microclimate

MICROCLIMATE –

building a working prototype - MOVIE

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Pavlov Pavlov

PAVLOV –

a machine that gives you commands when you approach it - Arduino experiments.

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Sounds Sounds

SOUNDS –

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arduino workshop: STUDIO NAND
Beautification Beautification

BEAUTIFICATION –

machines beautifying humans

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Cress and Funghi Cress and Funghi

CRESS AND FUNGHI –

Newspaper becoming alive experiments

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Table Manners Table Manners

TABLE MANNERS –

machines teaching manners

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Motion Motion

MOTION –

Material studies

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Textures Textures

TEXTURES –

A surface becoming alive

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Biopatterns & Motion Biopatterns & Motion

BIOPATTERNS & MOTION –

An object adapting to your body

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Smell Smell

SMELL –

how can you visualize something invisible?

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Contingency Contingency

CONTINGENCY –

A blanket responding to your movement

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Textures Textures

TEXTURES –

Material study movies

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Autonomy Autonomy

AUTONOMY –

Everyday Items becoming alive

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Lo-Fi prototyping workshop: Ebru Kurbak : Capturing Movement
Living Ressources Living Ressources

LIVING RESSOURCES –

Kickoff workshop first week of the semester

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Animal Sense Animal Sense

ANIMAL SENSE –

Kickoff workshop first week of the semester

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Winter 2012 Brief Winter 2012 Brief

WINTER 2012 BRIEF –

'Alive' - - Where the digital and biological meet.

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Alive - where the biological and the digital meet
↑ Winter semester 2012: Oct 2012
. . . . . . end of semester 2012: July 2012 ↓
Essence Essence

ESSENCE –

The End of Year Show - party time!

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Cornerstone Cornerstone

CORNERSTONE –

awaiting patent.

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Illegal Illegal

ILLEGAL –

a one wheeled vehicle uses the rails of the Vienna tram system, stealing the electricity from above. . . new possibilities perhaps previously overlooked now appear. - final details

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Repair Repair

REPAIR –

The 'Theatre of Destruction' -- THE MOVIE(s)

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Repair Repair

REPAIR –

The 'Theatre of Destruction', an alternative approach to sustainability.

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Tooth Hero Tooth Hero

TOOTH HERO –

The movie

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Tooth Hero Tooth Hero

TOOTH HERO –

The child becomes the central protagonist in the daily bathroom adventure of oral hygiene - an anthropological study

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Design a machine to allow an amateur to do something that an amateur has never done before.
illegal illegal

ILLEGAL –

THE MOVIE

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Education Education

EDUCATION –

situated learning in the city using a network of people at all levels to contribute, encourage and motivate.

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Indulgence Indulgence

INDULGENCE –

wine is transformed into mist, handled with implements and shared by The Vapour Connoisseurs

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Human bio-materials Human bio-materials

HUMAN BIO-MATERIALS –

Phosphate from our daily urine is collected and transformed into fertiliser

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Real Fiction Real Fiction

REAL FICTION –

May Lecture Series

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Real Fiction Real Fiction

REAL FICTION –

31st May: Clive Van Heerden (VHM Design Futures/ Philips Design Probes) & James Auger (Auger Loizeau)

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Real Fiction Real Fiction

REAL FICTION –

11th May: Rosario Hurtado  (El Ultimo Grito) & Daniel Charney (Curator of Power of Making at the V&A)

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Real Fiction Real Fiction

REAL FICTION –

3rd May: Konstantin Gric (KGID) & Eva Rucki (Troika)

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Bio-materials Bio-materials

BIO-MATERIALS –

urine 'splash tests

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Naturally Grown 01 Naturally Grown 01

NATURALLY GROWN 01 –

Can an object grow itself?

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Harvesting Harvesting

HARVESTING –

sweat, spit, tears, teeth, hair, semen, dust, blood, urine, skin and nails

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illegal illegal

ILLEGAL –

The full design investigation

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Work in progress
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Naturally Grown 02 Naturally Grown 02

NATURALLY GROWN 02 –

experimentation with materials.

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Lifts Lifts

LIFTS –

energy and PAD technology ( public animation display )

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Film Workshop: Gunnar Green & Bernd Hopfengaertner.