Week #1

Assignment #1.4 Design for you

My gap

I need a better storage space for my drawing pens on my desk, which I can also easily take with me to another place.

My visual expression

Design for pencil box

My prototype

20130502-1328 - Daslook - Eerste prototype van pennenbakje - Goed gemaakt

My prototype in action

I like my prototype so much, that I placed on my desk in the place I made it for. I think I’ll use it untill the final product is made.

20130502-1403b - Daslook - Eerste prototype van pennenbakje gevuld met pennen op mijn bureau (verkleind)

My gap

In what way might I store my drawing pens on my desk, so that I can easily get the desired pen and easily take them with me to an another place

I chose this, because it annoys me for a while now. I’m drawing quite a lot these days and it’s always difficult to find the pen with the right thickness and color at a glance. And I also keep carrying them around the house, wherever I’m drawing. I’m sure lots of artists want something like this. Also I can realise this in the time allotted.

In what way might I…

– save money?
– aquire cheaper drawing pens
– be able to buy only one of each expensive drawing pen
– make easy acces to my drawing pens possible wherever I go?
*store my drawing pens on my desk, so that I can easily get the desired pen and easily take them with me to an another place
– make access to my drawing pens convenient
– locate my drawing pens near the places I frequently visit

Assignment #1.2 Find the gap

Okay, I have to find at least ten things that annoy me or cause me effort, time, money, or discomfort. In the language of the course: find some gaps in my user experience. – WORK IN PROGRESS –

1. Create more storage space for my clothes
2. A better storage space for my drawing pens on my desk, which I can also take with me to another place
3. A better, portable system for all my tasks and planning, right now I have several
4. A nice way to put away my glasses at night
5. A way to keep a list of the books I own, editable both at home on my Windows-pc and on my iPod and online
6. A way to carry my passwords with me all the time, yet being safe
7. A nice way to hang up toilet paper
8. A better backup plan for my digital documents
9. Improve the design of my website
10. I want/need a digital mobile curriculum vitae

The one I pick for my project
A better storage space for my drawing pens on my desk, which I can also take with me to another place

I chose this, because it annoys me for a while now. I’m drawing quite a lot these days and it’s always difficult to find the pen with the right thickness and color at a glance. And I also keep carrying them around the house, wherever I’m drawing. I’m sure lots of artists want something like this.Also I can realise this in the time allotted.

Assignment #1.1 Good Design

Why is this an artifact I love? Well, a woman can never have to many bags (I have lots ‘n’ lots). This one is by far my favourite one. It’s a very graphic design, it’s light, it’s funny, it’s just small enough to prevent me from carrying too much rubble, it’s large enough for necessary items and it matches all of my clothes. And… I get lots of compliments regarding this bags. Which is also nice.

An artifact I love