Monday, March 7, 2011

Desgin Appreciation

I think that the first two products are badly designed because the products are not user friendly as the products are hard/difficult to use. It may pose be dangerous to users. The remote control is not user friendly and someone may step on the bottom of the baby toy and hurt their feet

I think that the bottom 2 designs are well desgined as they look attractive and they look useful.

Sketching with rubrics


How shape borrowing can be used to create new designs

Shape borrowing allows us to ideate widely and allows us to arrive at the best solution. By observing things around us, we can generate better ideas as by borrowing shapes from other objects and thus creating new designs.

How SCAMPER is used to refine the function and appearance of an idea
Scamper is a technique that answer probortunities in order to come up with ideas. It prompts us to answer questions that we do not usually ask ourselves when we are coming up with new ideas to innovate. Scamper is an acronym that represents: substitute, combine, adapt, modify, put to other purpose, eliminate, reverse/rearrange.

Substitute means that we can substitute a part/process for something else. By looking for something else to substitute with, we can often come with new ideas.

ombine means that we can combine two or more parts of the probortunity to achieve a different product/process.

dapt means that we can adapt the part/process to remove the probortunity.

odify means that we can a part or all of the current situation or to distort it in an unusual way. We can force ourselves to come up with new ways of working, and thus we are prompted to a alternate product/process.

ut to other purpose means that we can put the current solution/product/process to other purposes.

liminate means that we can try to eliminate some parts of the current solution/product/process.

everse/Rearrange means that we can try to reverse/rearrange the current solution/product/process.

Monday, February 28, 2011


What is a storyboard?
Storyboards are graphic organizers such as a series of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence, including website interactivity.

How to create a storyboard?
A storyboard can be handwritten or creating using the 'storyboard' template in the pages software in a Macintosh computer.

Where are storyboards useful?
It useful when creating videos, digital stories, movies, skit or plays.