Using sketches, the open source sculpting tools in Blender and red clay (waiting for daylight to take better photos) I came to a design with the desired aesthetics and fitted the required criteria. This mouse design uses touch screen technology to easy the pain of repetitive strain injury reducing the need to press buttons and move fingers.
Got to finally create visuals of the redesigned Biopodz where it is now less expensive to manufacture, designed for injection molding and uses snap fittings. The main render isn’t as nice as the original Biopodz render, I should really go and rework it using some sub surface scattering and translucency to add realism.
The new design has less components, uses less polymers, has a 2mm even wall thickness, uses snap fittings, designed for injection molding and the pots are slightly smaller while still having a wall thickness of 1.5mm.
With the improvement of shaders appearing for Blender Cycles and the previous Vray renders of the “Bad News” watch I was never fully happy with. Now it has a proper looking black leather strap and a branding other than “Bad News”. When first inspired by Indian Motorcycles, I came up with the brand name of Sioux. The Sioux were a native American tribe known for their eagle feather head gear and for being great warriors. The letting in the logo is designed to look like the Sioux clothing design patterns.
I took a break from arch viz work and went back to complete this piece. The aim is to get together the sketches, exploded view and final render for Behance with the ultimate aim of gaining employment in product design and/or visualisation. There is some branding to this as well, with the name Templar épée inspired by Frances Norman period. The football boot design is inspired by Euro 2016 and Franco culture. More details to come soon.
The Research and Innovation Conference and Exhibition 2016 takes place Thursday in Croke Park. There will be several product design companies there and companies in related areas. It’s a good opportunity to meet businesses and get my name out there. While the internet is a great way to gain exposure and showcase what an individual or organisation is about, nothing beats face to face communications. Presentation with memorable positive first impressions are vital. Rather than writing down contact details on a scrappy piece of paper, at all times I recommend a business card.
I felt the old website was selling myself short, it looked dated and the layout could have been better. The new design includes css transitions, with a lighter colour scheme. At some point in the near future I intend to add page transitions and loading animations, along with code for mobile use next.