To create a 3D Privacy Device, I dived into the research process by asking friends about when they felt a privacy breach and wished for a device to prevent that. A lot of answers I received were around their identity on the internet. By far, the cutest story was from my friend, Mel, who was very embarrassed as a seventh grader when her father found her diary, read it, and found out about her crush on the Filipino boy in class. Anyhow, I decided to make a “space creator” for this project. Watch and enjoy!
The space creator is a somewhat scary piece of clothing that creates a physical space around your unattended body – the back. It is inspired from having grown up in India where there is essentially no sense of physical space.
I used a tube shirt, double sided tape and artists tape to create this prototype. The bright colors make it cute and fashionable!
The Thighbraphone is a two piece instrument worn on the thighs, an area everyone loves to touch and have touched. I focused on the definition of awkward as “lacking ease or grace” and chose a material that is rigid and I have little experience using – metal. The lower interior of each piece is padded with foam tape to cushion those smaller lower thighs. If you do a lot of squats, this can easily be removed to fit your gams.
Each piece of the Thighbraphone is pulled up the legs to rest above the knees. The instrument can make different sounds by being played in different ways: scraping the front with the metal wand, walking or moving to shake the bells or clamping the inner thighs together to slam the cups. You could even do a combination of these moves for a whole range of unique sounds, or grab a friend to join in on the fun!
In keeping with my upcycled ways, I used a lot of materials that can be found including baking cups, duct tubing and a metal skewer.
Hey Everyone! My name Is Willy. You can call me William, Will, or Willy. It really doesn’t matter. Im a recent graduate of Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Product Design. Majority of the work I do is mainly in ceramic or woodworking with some experience in plastic moulding. For the past three months ever since i graduated I’ve been working part time as a freelance design for Rablabs where we designed small scale luxury products. Below is an image of me ziplining on the longest and fastest zipline in the world just this past August!
Below are some images of my work recently. The first being a solar lamp that i designed for the biannual solar decathlon in Washington DC. Another image is of a ceramic chip and dip set thatw as designed for the Wedgewood collection for the london olympics and it was inspired by the London Velodrome. I also do photography for weddings on the side as well as wedding invitations.
Heres a link to my website if anyone is interested!
I couldn’t help but want to do a traditional two-dimensional portrait at first. I was thinking about coating my FedEX envelopes with cyanotype emulsion and “burning” an image onto the surface. But I didn’t feel like cyanotype said anything about the versatility and durabilty of Tyvek. This material can be twisted and pulled without tearing, making it more akin to textile than paper. I did away with the cyanotype idea and went in a 3d direction. Since Tyvek is super strong, I wanted my portrait to stand on its own without a structural frame. That’s when it seemed inevitable that I would make an inflatable sculpture!
The first step was to figure out how to get air into the sculpture. I didn’t want to buy a fan or waste new material in the making of this portrait, so I ran to Sid’s bikes on 19th Street where I picked up some old tubes with presta valves.
This is a shot of the first test. The FedEX envelope was modified with a valve and then sealed with glue.
With a few hundred pumps (from my portable pump) the envelope inflated! Time to go big…
Handsome devil aint he? All inflatable heads need a base right? Right?
With inspiration from Katie, I fabricated an acrylic base. The punch-outs are for access to the presta valve.
Here is the simulated final result with its easily accessible valve.
Here he is, my slightly inflated self portrait!
Luckily Dave is going to bring in a full size pump for me, because my hand-held pump just isn’t cutting it!
Key words: camouflage + fax machine replacement Materials used: acrylic, rubber Tools used: Lasercutter, wet-sand sanding paper, utility knife, epoxy glue, ruler Skills learned: Lasercutter software operation, setting up thin pieces for cutting, basic interaction design (app schematic), basic history of name stamps Plan to do more: Lasercutting and rastering, learning more about software/interaction design