One of the oldest material technologies.
Design Engineering from Switzerland.
Which Eames lounge is the fake?
Hyperbody Muscle Tower II
MIT: Uploaded on Jul 8, 2009
The interactive & kinetic MUSCLE Tower II reacts to its environment, and pro-actively determines the space around itself.
Extraordinary Robots That Mimic Biology II:
Festo: Bionic Learning Network
Molecular Visualizations of DNA
WEHI: Animated by Drew Berry
& professional collaborations are the most useful means of exploring & choosing material attributes.
Society and culture
are the primary drivers of needs and wants.
Brand & identity
are leading attributes of material selection for many businesses.
is a really useful means of visualisation.
exists as a natural design tool - among others!
AIDE: Week Two
Read chapters 4 - 6 of the 'Materials & Design' textbook.
Begin work on your Product Engineering Autopsy
Carefully disassemble your product
Document the process using photographs as you will need to assemble the product again.
Record relevant observations, such as ease of dis-assembly, packaging, material transitions, etc
Look at the various components
How are they made?
Do they have surface coatings?
Are there features of components that are particular interest?
Is the product manufactured to a high, medium or low standard?
Table your results.
Think about your presentation assets.
Bring in an interesting material or manufacturing video next week.