Light Therapy for pain was a proven technology administrated in doctor’s offices on professional athletes. The treatment was very high-end and expensive. We saw opportunity to bring it to the mass-market.
We focused on designing a device that moved with the knee and allows the user freedom to be mobile during treatment.
Neutrogena Acne Mask
Farm growers today want a more affordable and reliable way to understand their irrigation cycles.
The price for irrigation water for agricultural usage has increased over the past 8 years, growing from $500/acre to over $2500/acre. The average farm spends over $400,000/year on irrigation decisions alone and over $1 million on water to produce a harvest. Within California alone, there are over 30,000 tree crop farms harvesting over $17 billion worth of fruits, nuts and berries.
The solution is a scale-able low-cost sensor network platform for monitoring environmental soil conditions. The platform combines data from our soil sensors, with climate data online to produce an ideal irrigation schedule. With this ideal schedule, growers can realize a 50% reduction in over-watering while maintaining crop yields.
A social speaker that can be connected up to all the same series speakers. A user can take this mini speaker to a party, where everyone else there has the same speaker. Collectively, all the speakers will sync up and play together. The party volume will reflect the number of people there participating.
This is a speaker combining both the technology of vibration speakers with the principles of mini speakers. It filters the noise while playing therefore the music that comes out of the speakers are both louder then the average mini speaker and also has none of the tinny sound that's usually associated with a mini speaker. This is a passion project where I de-constructed and improve the mini speakers that are on the market today.
I was interested in the way women wear eyeshadow and how most of the time you can only see the details when their eyes are closed. I sought to translate the attributes of eyeshadow into a digital medium.
I wanted to recreate the scenario by using light to pain the user’s eyelids: when the user blinks or closes their eyes, light will emit from the device painting across the eyelid.
To digitize the experience even more and I programmed the individual LEDs to vary their brightness. This added feature allows different patterns to light upon the eyelids and is a powerful tool for drawing attention.
The wires are insulated and held in a wire frame that balances on your face and tucked behind the ear. The lilypad is lightly weighted to keep everything in place.
Individual pins holding the knit moves up and down. The result is an unique pattern that runs through spool. Spool knit’s diameter increases and decreases in size.
For more info:
Go to http://dlulin.com/journal/the-beauty-of-doing-nothing/
The electrical spool knitting machine a section of a three part project.
The Promiscuous Teapot
The Promiscuous Teapot is inspired by looking at the undergarment bloomers and the act of the male’s pervasive nature of looking up the skirts of beautiful females. It’s similar to the game of mating, where a male peacock will spread his tale to attract female peacocks. In this case when the female is in a stationary position, the undergarment’s tessellated pattern will start to move to attract the gaze of her intended audience. The more exaggerated the movement of the tessellated pattern is the more active the female has been moving around.
The Promiscuous Teapot was presented at the UX11 Experience Design Forum ‘play room’ held by the Ministry of Science + Innovation in Te Papa Museum, New Zeland.
The Tessellated Pattern ‘dodecagon flagstone’, was originally uploaded by EricGjerde.
The code was written with the help of Rohan Hill.
The undergarment was worn under the Karen Walker dress. Its not related to the Karen Walker Brand, I am only using it as its fluidness suits the puffed up look of the undergarment.
The Promiscuous Teapot
This a western version of the Japanese paper lamp.
The paper pasted over a wire structure is replaced by sliding knitted spool yarn through the wire structure. The tension between the spool knit and the wire holds the lamp shade in tension.
The aesthetic reflects that of the traditional Japanese paper lamp.
The materiality being knitted gives the lamp a softer and cozy look and feel.
The elements that make up the chaise lounge are designed to replace any furniture inside a house with the linear portions used to create infinite forms. The colour red is a means for the user to define a comfortable surface, giving the pieces memory whilst allowing for a continual reforming of the chaise lounge.
Project Born Responsible for the form design, form generation and prototypes of DNA Splicer Male Costume, Prosthetics, Headpiece Helmet. Rewire circuits in the Animaltronics Department. 3D prototyped stage arch in the miniature 3D department. Also made files to be laser cut. Assisted laser cutting. Illustrated and painted in the paint studio. Stepped in as the Production Manger’s assistant to coordinate and manage 55 performers and 50 makeup artist over the 3 days of the charity show.
Documenting Project Born 2012
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Noise Level Monitor
Noise-induced hearing loss has increased over the last decade.
MP3 Player Umbrella (The defense)
The inspiration of the design came from 'electric tears ' by buckethead. The piece of music is broke up into three stages; reflection, reminiscing and acceptance. The song describes the cleansing process of rain.
The icon of the umbrella literally and figuratively speaks of this cleansing process; to activate the mp3 player someone has to walk in the rain with this object for the music to start. The experience achieved is the purification of the melancholy state through listening to the song while physically being rained on.
By using the umbrella as an icon the mp3 player is able to borrow so many of its functions and preconceptions of how it is meant to be used or held. The form creates an imaginary transportable space that one takes with them when they carry an umbrella, this space sets up an invisible boundary that acts as a bubble o f personal space.
The difference between the real umbrella and the side elevation of the mp3 player is the lack of physical shelter from the rain. The intention is to utilise the rain to create an experience of healing. The rain is typically a thing to avoid, so much so that we have created rain coats and umbrellas to shelter us from it. This fake fabricated shelter has prevented us from experiencing something truly beautiful. Even the concrete city can’t escape nature and its cleansing period.
The man made surrounding is the perfect setting to engage and reconnect with nature. In this one cleansing moment we could be at one with nature, with every drop of rain washing away any superficial appearance or disguises we could have had. The rain penetrates and exposes everything that is superficial, the makeup and clothes that we wear can be washed away and ruined by the rain.
The obstacle set up was food. I decided to use food to explore the question “How close is the body to the memory?” I tested out what the senses inform us based on our previous knowledge; I experimented with touch, smell and taste individually using lemon zest, oatmeal and tea.
For most of my participants I found that our touch informs us the least and our taste informs us the most as to what the object is. Just touching the substance and feeling it’s texture is usually not enough to trig the correct memory as to what the substance is. When you began to smell and taste the substance in this case, the participants began to drawn upon previous experiences where they have encountered this substance. The participants memory of these is much stronger in smell and taste than in touch.
In this experiment, I also tested our color association to the experience of food. What I found most interesting was learning the professional idea of what a particular color means. When I contrasted the this standard color meaning to my participants feelings of these colors, some of the meaning becomes so abstracted that the perception the color same color is very conflicting. The colors green, brown and black seem to be universal. However the color white, yellow, orange, blue and purple are much more personalized when the participants expressed their idea of what the color means to them. For example white means non-existent, empty and fake to my participants. But in professional terms white means light, purity and perfection.
The following images are my response to the color association of the individual and how they are all different. And those colors are very much influenced by our memories and what we know. We based the meaning of colors on past experiences and what we prefer in our color selection.