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7 03 2012

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Leema Acoustics

29 02 2012

I have been challenged to design a new hifi system for the company Leema Acoustics as part an assignment for my University Course. To get a better understanding of what customers want I have constructed a questionnaire to get me started. Please could you help with my research and fill in this short questionnaire, all results will be useful and gratefully accepted. Thanks, Joe Bennett

Just copy the link into a new browser page and it will direct you straight to the page.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J988Z28





Working With Others

10 11 2011

I know I haven’t ben blogging much recently.. Well at all. Uni has kicked into gear again and I’m getting back into the swing of writing and blogging about my designs so hopefully will have a few posts within the next few days.
During my time that I’ve been ‘offline’ I have done a few side projects.. One of these includes designing business cards. My sister’s boyfriend (Tom Bysouth) is a self-employed dentist within a dental surgery who wanted to be able to create a wider range of patients. This would also give a professional impression to the existing patients making them feel they were getting a professional service..
This would also then hopefully create more revenue by word of mouth of the existing customers.





As Level Design Technology

7 03 2011

Situation: “Lighting is an area of Product Design which provides a lot of scope for innovative designs. Development in Technology (Materials used and the method of producing light) affect the form (The Shape) and the function (How It Works) of lighting. A company which produces lighting for the domestic market is looking to produce innovative designs for lighting which would enhance any modern home”.

Brief: “I am to product imaginative designs for lighting which would enhance a modern home and would appeal to a niche market of dis-concerning buyers”.

As you can see from the ‘Situation’ and the ‘Brief’ I was challenged by this brief to design a light. I took it upon myself to research the target markets that are out there and found myself pulling towards a niche market of dis-concerning buyers, young couples in their first home and university students.

Knowing that this was my target market I was able to let my designs be as extravagant and flamboyant as possible using bright colours to appeal more to the dis-concering buyers.

When designing my light I came across the problem of the weight of the bulb, the bulb fittings and the weight of the lamp would make the base bow under pressure. My Design Technology teacher and I came up with the solution of making it a bit bigger to support more weight….

As you can see, I altered my design slightly, my old design is the orange acrylic and my new design is the mockup in 3mm MDF

After making these changes here is my Final Design and fully working Light aimed at Students, Young Couples and Dis-concerning buyers.





Exploded Drawing

28 02 2011

In University we have been studying Technical and Exploded Drawings. Here I have designed a new shape Stanley Knife, I’ve gone away from the traditional bold and strong look that you would expect from a Stanley Knife and rounded the top half and made the bottom edge taper to a point.

I then decided to create a larger exploded drawing of the Stanley Knife..





Pastels

28 02 2011

As I was sat in my room thinking about design and drawing I saw my printer below my desk so I decided to sketch it, I then decided to try out some new sketching and rendering techniques rather than markers or pencils..
I chose to sketch with a Bic Ballpoint Pen, Faber Castell Fineliners and Reeves Soft Pastels.





Marker Rendering

22 02 2011

I’d never even given marker rendering a thought until I started my course in September, even though I did Product Design for  my A levels, they were never introduced to me.

It occurred to me that marker rendering was going to be a big part of the three year course I am on so decided to invest in some markers.

I did a bit of internet research and found out that some pens can be quite expensive for not many markers. I found the brand called ‘ShinHan TouchTwin Markers’ which are reasonable cheap. Check out this site http://www.graff-city.com/product_info.php?products_id=74&osCsid=c7vstpl572rfcn0l1q0bp5kqq2

I thought id play about with a blank line drawing that a lecturer gave us to practice on:

I started with applying Cool Grey Markers which are KURECOLOR.

I then started to add colour to separate parts of the drawing then cut out and stuck them together..