From reading articles about Chinese architecture, I realize that there is rules in different pitched roof regarding owner’s hierarchies. This could give me some references in designing my jewelries as I am thinking of making a set with different social status representations(like from lower class girl to high rank empress).
In traditional Chinese architecture, the type of roof design is a Read more →
Comfort clothing: Clothes we wear to make us feel psychologically good.
What we wear have a psychological impact on us subconsciously, what we are wearing will affect our mood and behavior.
For example, when men wear red they feel sexier and when sporting teams wear black or red the chances of them winning are higher and they also play more aggressively.
This Read more →
Chinese architecture can provide inspiration for jewelry design.
The Top 10 Chinese Architecture in Chinese History
Speaking of Chinese architecture, the first thing come into people’s mind is probably the Forbidden City, also known as The Palace Museum. It is the home of royal family during Ming and Qing Dynasties, and represents the highest achievement of Chinese Architecture. Every arrangement and Read more →
The notion of constructing a fort with sheets, chairs and boxes remains appealing to many people well into adulthood. Well, the concept isn’t totally inappropriate when considered in the context of the Soft Fold Cabane, designed explicitly for the enjoyment of people of all ages.
A simple wooden structure establishes the boundaries Read more →
Designers are trained to discover the real problems.
A brilliant solution to the wrong problem can be worse than no solution at all: solve the correct problem.
The human-centred design is to ensure that the result fits human desires, needs, and capabilities. After all, why do we make products? We make them for people to use.
Human-centred design (HCD) is the process of Read more →
my reflection & comments:
1. mind consciousness
2. simple aesthetics
3. visual and physical balance
4. sitting posture
My reflection&comments:interesting product, the curve in the product assist people in doing crunches, as many beginners have difficulties in sit at there tail bone position. the seat rise people higher, it avoid the awkwardness of exercising on the floor, in the office situation.
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In this book..
Disability – Complex interaction between features of a person & features of the environment & society that one lives.
Impairment – Problem in body function / structure
Inclusive Design / Universal Design – Considering issues of disabilities and seeks to make mainstream design accessible to everyone
Fashion Meets Discretion
Designing for disability, tackling issues of discretion.
Questions: 1) Should impairment be something to hide? 2) Is it something that one Read more →
Recently there has been an uprising trend of the minimalist movement in Japan.
It is influenced by the spare aesthetic of Japan’s traditional Zen Buddhism, these minimalists buck the norm in a fervently consumerist society by dramatically paring back their possessions.
The inspiration for Japan’s minimalists came from the United States, where early adherents included Steve Jobs.
Definitions vary because the goal is Read more →
Signifiers communicate where the action should take place, it is an important communication device to the recipient whether or not the communication is intended.
Signifiers signal things, in particular, what actions are possible and how they should be done. They must be perceivable, else they fail to function.
Signifier refers to any mark or sound, any perceivable indicator that communicates appropriate behavior Read more →