During a previous second year project, I experimented with laser cutting from vector drawings.
I am keen to use laser cutting and etching to produce the QR sculpture. The precision of the laser cutter makes it a perfect tool to use to give the sculpture a graphical and illustrative finish.
Additional reasons for choosing the laser cutter are down to cost, and production time. UAL offers student rates for laser cutting at the CSM campus. I aim to experiment in the next few days with different materials to decide on how to produce the piece.
In the mean time I have generated a QR tag online that links to my portfolio website. I can use this to test out how responsive the codes are when edited.
5:28 pm • 8 May 2011 • View comments
Project Outcome Mk2.
With the deadline fast approaching, I have developed the design outcome experimenting with QR tags to reveal extra online content that relates to an offline image.
This sketch shows roughly my intended outcome arrangement.
A sculptural piece, constructed from the standard graphic elements of a Smartphone user interface graphics, arranged to form a 3D QR tag. The sculpture can then be interacted with through a Smartphone to reveal an online landing page with related content describing the project.
3:29 pm • 8 May 2011 • View comments
Wednesday’s Critique session.
Following a critique session last Wednesday, I have decided to alter my outcome in response to feedback on my project so far. This feedback highlighted issues with the proposed ‘discarded graphics’ concept, which used public litterbins and industrial dumpsters to communicate users throwing away the standard look of their phones and replacing them with custom designs.
The key problem areas of this concept were; A lack of graphic design content, literal response relying on obvious imagery to convey a message and an absence of a digital element, resulting in a narrow portfolio of work not completely reflective of personal professional development and employment ambitions. (Medium sized digital agency).
After reviewing all the research, thought process and re-visiting previous ideas on this blog, I have settled on an outcome that references the digital and interactive areas of my research. As well as providing an opportunity to develop these skills, combining a physical piece of work with virtual content.
3:26 pm • 8 May 2011 • View comments
Other possible production solutions.
Applying a typographic explanation directly onto the chosen waste container is my preferred option. However if this is not possible due to either; cost, non-ownership of the container or company policies, I will consider designing a poster or sign to attach to the waste container as an alternative method.
6:03 pm • 3 May 2011 • View comments
Other possible production solutions.
A mini skip is my preferred option. However should one not be available, I will consider using one of the following options: Large Wheelie Bin, Refuse Bag, Street litter Bin.
A considerable advantage to using one of these smaller public refuse solutions, apart from cost, would be the ‘Gorilla’ style in which I could showcase the project. This could open up future possibilities to continue the project further post-degree show.
5:50 pm • 3 May 2011 • View comments
Visualisation of indented outcome at this stage.
To aid production, I have created these visualisations of the graphic outcome.
I intend to show the piece in a public setting, prior to final the degree show.
12:07 pm • 3 May 2011 • View comments
This is an example of a 2yard skip.
Although this is the smallest type of industrial skip available, the weight and rent prices may be quite hefty. Therefore I have not completely ruled out the possibility of using a wheelie bin or waste equivalent, depending on its aesthetic qualities (the more industrial and plain looking the better).
I will make a final decision once I have received quotes from various hire companies over the next week.
6:40 pm • 2 May 2011 • View comments
This is a mock-up example of how I may layout the typographic project explanation onto the side of the skip. To create an industrial style typographic render on the metal I have considered printing onto vinyl stickers or creating a stencil and spray-painting the type on.
6:39 pm • 2 May 2011 • View comments
Using Adobe Illustrator, I have designed replica iPhone & iPad user interface graphics, using vector illustration. I intend to print and make these 3D on a large scale, to create the deconstruction element within my outcome (sketched below).
These items will be placed as though discarded by users into the skip.
6:05 pm • 2 May 2011 • View comments