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Friday, 19 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
I had to put up this video of a family trying to get the Christmas tree in the car. I must not over look whilst researching and developing my concept the will of man to over come and succeed.
As alexander the great (Man) said " Fortune favours the bold"
This video is a time lapse video of a LEGO construction. I selected it as research because of its relevance to speed and actual forming of one main object from many smaller objects. These issues are extremely important and i need to keep them in mind when thinking about how the service will be displayed to the user and how the user will interact (U.I).
This video i found on Youtube about proper packing of books in boxes. This type of packing know how is just what i am needing for my research. What i like best is by alternating the books you can increase the amount you can fit into the box. That type of flexibility is critical and i must be aware of throughout my conceptualization.
Monday, 15 December 2008
For research for my NCR project I have decided to create a probe pack. In this pack i have placed 11 different LEGO blocks and i want each person to create as many combinations as possible. In total i have had 70+ combinations. The things i have found most important are that each block combination is unique to that person each has a separate context/scenario. Its this individuality that each combination has that my service will have to cater to and i must keep this uniqueness in mind throughout my conceptualization. Above are some of these unique LEGO combinations.
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Fractals are infinitely repeating patterns that exist within each pattern. The video above is an example of a mandelbrot a pattern that repeats itself continuously. This type of patterns can be found in nature from the snowflake to the image above of a cauliflower sprout. This mathematical precision has the same characteristics of Islamic artwork.