1. How did working through the different materials help you to explore and express potential solutions to a design problem?

By working with the various materials you realized the strength’s and limitations of each – carboard allowed you to create a form, cut to shape

Toothpicks – very limited ridged

Pipe cleaners- greater flexibility allowed you to explore design idea to a greater potential less limitations,

  1. What kinds of information and inspiration did the different materials give you? Did you have a favorite,

Toothpicks – very limiting, natural material

Cardboard – more applicable to planar forms

Pipe cleaners – flexibility ease of use ability to create a 3D object, encouraged more organic form.

Least favourite material was the toothpicks, struggled to see potential in the material and how to apply it to design concept.

  1. What did you change along the way? What did you learn from your prototypes?

No great change along the way from original idea, looked to see if the material could realize design

Discovered that no one material could deliver outcome, would be better to have combined the materials each playing to its strengths in order to realize design.

Best prototype/outcome would have been to combine all 3 materials.

  1. How well did you address your user needs in the various design models you created?

User needs address were for entertainment & reassurance. Looked to place this at the Centre of the idea. The chair to have a built in entertainment screen encased in a chair that demonstrated a sense of enclosure to address the need of reassurance security.