Digital Design – wearables and the prototyping phase – OOMPH!

Our DD29′s have been busy in the workshop coming up with new and innovative tools and uses using various technology and household items. In this class we got into rough and tumble prototyping of our ideas. Students have been researching various sensors and technologies to help them realize their solutions to their briefs but this lesson was more about form factor and what it means to make a truly successful ‘wearable’ product.

Here we see Henry self-sewing his prototype basketball sleeve. Henry is designing a sleeve that will help bballers with their shot.
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Burnkit Celebrates Anniversary with ‘Prototypes’

Last Saturday night I ventured east of Main for Burnkit‘s 11th Anniversary party. The innovators that they are, they took a page from Micky Rooney and Judy Garland and instead of the standard studio party they put on a show!

Prototypes‘ is a collection of actual prototypes from some of Vancouver’s most successful creatives. If you are a fan of industrial design or merely intrigued by the creative process you should make an effort to attend. There are diverse works on display with some doing an excellent job of telling the story behind the design, the most effective being the labelled wooden iterations of a fork, spoon, and knife by Lukas Peet (finished project pictured on the right).

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