Privacy Screens for Kids – Spring 2019

 
The final project for the Spring 2019 term – Privacy Screens for Kids – is available now.   Hit the link between the paragraphs below.  The assignment asks students to design a family of laser cut privacy screens for preschoolers, and to build 3 individuals at 1:4 scale.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qGLzZQmn6wz4DNb9bhPN4tR6mm_QwOc9aQlHR8eiQk4/edit?usp=sharing

Previously we’ve always built at full scale in the laser cutting projects.  Or at least we’ve tried too, with a hit-or-miss sort of success record.  I’m hopeful that the 1:4 scale will take some of the financial sting out of the projects, minimize catastrophic structural failures, and will force students to truly design in the plural form; you all must build three screens that work, not one screen that works.

Fall 2018 Final Project – Privacy Screens for Kids

The final project for the Fall 2018 semester is outlined in the Google document below.  This is a variation of a project the class has done a few times before – free standing laser cut privacy screens made from chipboard.  This time for kids!  Also – no stacked blocks, egg crates, or voronoi based assembly systems this time around…

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EnFc1AwskbQ2eicbNNQO4DESdP7DCMS-lmglQJQRIkE/edit?usp=sharing

 

Spring 2018 5 Week Project – 2D Interiors

 

 

 

 

The first project of the Spring 2018 semester – 2D Interiors – can be found online here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dt16Dg4P7bK6kVr349vBe5IXvPt1JMLyJ-oN1conMgE/edit?usp=sharing

This is the first time we’re trying this project.  Students are asked to identify a precedent 2D Interiors system – either a floors wall, or ceiling system – and to extend that system parametrically.  The assignment is similar to the Seating assignement we used to do, in that students do not have to design the systems – they only have to make them dance.

Product Families Assignment

The final assignment for the Spring 2015 term, Product Families, can be viewed at the following location:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mN2T_o-62gY5uGWuIuHQxA94477JJYdhtWuUx0n2NCw/edit?usp=sharing

Students are asked to design and produce a family of 3D printable products with grasshopper, and to iteratively print family members to help inform the design process.

Parametric Seating Part I= JEHS+LAUB LOUNGE CHAIR by Knoll

When the opportunity to develop a new lounge collection arose in 2007, Knoll Director of Design Benjamin Pardo immediately went to German designers Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub. Pardo had hoped to work with Jehs + Laub for some time, thinking they were the right designers to further the legacy of Knoll lounge seating.

jehs+laub lounge chair leather and crome base
jehs+laub lounge chair
leather and crome base
jehs+laub lounge chair diagrams
jehs+laub lounge chair
diagrams

Surface Model in Rhino of the chair:

jehs+laub chair_model 01jehs+laub chair_model 02

Proposed Variables:

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