On our first day for 3D Design during the rotation week, we were introduced into a different way of designing.
During the first session we purely worked on a 2D basis, but we were teached in a practical way how we can design starting from one concept and creating a totally different things from it. This was very stimulating to me, as it opened a new window of options and thoughts on how I could design products. It was very challenging because it was hard to quickly create something new from a shape or an object t that we had drawn.
When we finished all of the sketches, I felt my imagination more loose, and powerful as I had succeeded in tackling the problems of creating something different form an existing shape or object we where given.
The next activity was to make a support 20cm high that would hold a full water bottle. The main struggle with this task was the time limit and the restrictions in use of materials. To try and overcome this problem, my purpose was to start experimenting on the structure straight away, with no design, but a vague idea on how I wanted the structure to be. As I had realized during the Fashion and Textiles rotation week, I am more able to view the final work if I’m working 3D, rather than drawing the designs.
The water bottle support ended up fulfilling all the requirements which were that it had to be
20 cm high and that it had to support the
I was really pleased with my final outcome as it turned out to be a really curious architectural structure that was able to support the water bottle.
Our final task for the day we had to build a chair or support from cardboard were we could sit down without breaking it. My idea was to create two triangles that would be separated by a plain hexagonal top (working as a table top) reinforcing the structure. The difficulty was to work again with a time and material restrictions, but I overcome this problem by firstly thinking and designing the chair, and then building it.