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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Spring 2014 Parametric Seating Assignment

The first assignment of the Spring semester is available online here.  This assignment, which we’ve done a few times before in this class, asks students to model a precedent seating system in Rhino, and to extend that surface parametrically in Grasshopper.

The assignment, including parts 1 and 2 is also embedded below.  Enjoy:

Parametric Seating Assignment – Fall 2013

The first assignment of the Fall semester is online here.  The assignment asks students to model a precedent seating system in Rhino, and to create an extended design space around the precedent system using Grasshopper.

We’ve done this a few times before in this class, and it has proven to be a good way into some of the concepts and techniques we’ll be developing over the course of the semester.

The published document is also embedded below:

Parametric Seating Assignment – Spring 2013

The first assignment for the spring courses can be found by following this link.  For this four week assignment, students are asked to accurately model a precedent seating system of their choice and to extend the model parametrically using grasshopper.

We did this assignment once before last summer, and the results were very strong.  The intent of the assignment is to let students focus on the fundamentals of parametric modeling by taking the design work out of the project’s scope.

The assignment is also embedded below: