BEN BUSH, RUSTY LAY, SHEA TILLMAN, SHU-WEN TZENG
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN FOUNDATIONS FACULTY; SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND GRAPHIC DESIGN; COLLEGE OF ARCHITECHTURE, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION
FAMILY OF INDIVIDUALS: BALANCING DISCRETE SEMANTICS WITH A SHARED VISUAL LANGUAGE:
Designing an object that is visually coherent within a matched set, a larger product line, or a parent brand is a continual challenge for the professional industrial designer. ‘Family of Individuals’ is a creative framework developed by faculty for second-year design students to better consider and explore the balance between the unique functional forms required for an individual object, and a consistent visual tie across a family set. The four-piece tea set is employed for this project, since it affords creative range for proportion studies, material selection, and ergonomic considerations. It also provides a platform for teaching computer modeling (3D CAD) and digital fabrication (3D Printing).
STUDENT WORK EXAMPLES:
Industrial Design Foundations Program
Family of Individuals
Modeled in Fusion 360, Rendered in Keyshot, 3D printed in Polylactic Acid (PLA) filament.
3D printed tea set @ 9”x17”x10”
Last Updated: July 24, 2018