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New Designers

WOAH! New Designers is over. What a time… Just amazing. Great atmosphere, great Designers, amazing things on exhibition.
Was no easy feat. On everyone’s part, there was a a lot of work to be done. Redesigning boards, cutting/adjusting stands.
Not to mention carting everything from North Greenwich to Islington.
We got everything finished within two days, so we were happy. A few hiccups technology-wise, but hey, it’s technology and gadgets seems to have their moods.
The show made on of the most hectic weeks of my Design career. Did I mention the heat? No idea how everyone coped?

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Post Degree Show

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With the Degree Show now over, it’s time to turn attention to NewDesigners… PART 2
This time round not all of us will be exhibiting. Since we’ll be essentially competing with other Design courses to show our University off.
The past week and this week, we’re making alterations to our stands for the upcoming show. Downscaling, trimming, re-InDesigning and painting, readying for NewDesigners.
Hope to see you there next week!

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Degree Show

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Less than 9 days till the Ravensbourne Degree show.
We’ll have a collection of Product and Interaction Designs, all addressing or solving various issues, along with some high quality outcomes.

I’ll be part of the build team, constructing our part of the Degree Show, as well as managing the course’s showreel.

Follow us on our course twitter @RaveDesign2013
Or the show overview @thedegreeshow

It will be taking place at Ravensbourne from the 12th-13th June thedegreeshow.com
See you there!

Bluemutt awaits!

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Well after much hard work the Bluemutt Octopus is ready.
See if soon at the Ravensbourne Degree Show or at New Designers this year.
More info on the way!

Dogs at Play - User Testing

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This week I’ve completed another two testing sessions with Lewie [left] and Holly [right], things played our well and gather a massive amount of information to take the project forward. The final product will definitely be different but still will incorporate tennis ball/s, since Dogs seem to go nuts for them. As well as considerations into a machine washable toy.
Currently I’m in the final developmental stages of the project which will help me finalise the design, then I’ll be going straight into the making stage as my final outcome.

Math Cube - User Testing

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So today I finally got to test out the Math Cube with a group of Year 5 students with varying abilities in the subject.
Beforehand, I had create a exercise sheet for the students to work on.

Needless to say the cube went down a storm.

Dogs at Play - Unplanned User Testing

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So last night after dinner, I was wondering where Scruffy had disappeared to. To my amazement I found that he had managed to open my cupboard [with project work inside] and plucked out my prototype toys.
It seems that he want to start testing out my new toys as soon has he got wife of them.
Was pleasing to see that Scruffy was able to understand how the toys worked. All the bits where Velcro’ed on and can be ripped out as a form of stress relief.

Dogs at Play - User Testing

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Today I got to visit Holly to test out my prototypes. I also took Scruffy along to join in with testing.
A very informative visit with lots of play. It’s pointed out a few more areas for improvement, such as keeping the toys clean after they have been taken outside.

Dogs at Play - Branded

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Any Designer can create new products and idea. But to help sell the idea in the real world, branding is needed.
It helps give any product, both on screen and physical identity. Something seriously important.
The branding helps identity what the company and product is all about, who might their target market is, everything!
Additionally, it adds spoke professionally to the project.

For the ‘Dogs at Play’ project, I have created ‘GNAWS bluemutt’.
GNAWS is the company name and describes what ranges of products I’ll be creating. Gnawing, chewing, are wordings associated with Dogs toys.
Bluemutt is the product range. Blue is the identifier for the range and its purpose. The blue emotion felt from loneliness and stress. This also opens up for more product ranges, such as ‘hypermutt’.
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