Category Archives: Short Assignments

Comparative Analysis for the Treadmill

In adding social interaction to the gym, we have decided to specifically focus on the treadmill. By studying different comparable products we hope to isolate what aspects successfully encourage enjoyable social interaction. Using these aspects we then hope to redesign … Continue reading

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The Father and his Ruler

My father was always a self-made man, and throughout my life I have been able to witness the extent of his focus and willpower. When I was little we lived rather frugally and my father spent nights doing volunteer hours … Continue reading

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The Social Product

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GIMP: the Gruesome Interface Mess Program

The GIMP GUI interface, despite its friendly mascot dog, is a surprisingly unfriendly paint program with a clunky interace, numerous windows, and an unfamiliar set-up. The difficulty of doing simple tasks, such as cropping, make Microsoft Paint a more preferrable … Continue reading

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A Look into the Modern Vending Machine

Vending machines continue to grow ever-more integrated into our lifestyles due to their efficiency in delivering products on demand for people increasingly on-the- go. Almost all public environments provide vending machines for people who want a quick drink, snack or … Continue reading

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Vending Machines

During the weekend I went to the mall and ran across a large variety of vending machines. Due to a basic consistent format of a) choose product, b) input money and c) receive product, the vending machines were fairly easy … Continue reading

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The Scissor’s Design Recut!

Before I discovered the awesomeness of the Exacto-knife I used scissors all the time and found that they tended to cramp my fingers or dull or become loose after prolonged use. They were particularly cumbersome to use when I wanted … Continue reading

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