We’ve found that as we dive into the needs of our business requirements, the more we see that fine tuning becomes an issue. So, recently, we’ve been looking into the legal aspects of protecting our business and future design submissions. Other areas of our business are in the “hurry up and wait” mode, which leaves us dependent on the speed with which other agencies can provide us with their expertise.
In the meantime, we are slowly improving our command of the 3D organic software, with good results. So, as with the items in our geometric design backlog, we have several ideas for subjects, and dependent on when we complete our coursework we’ll slowly add them to our collection. Keep in mind that everything we offer can be tweaked in any way desired by the customer, as they are meant to serve as a guide or a template for your own imagination.
For those of you with no design experience, you can begin thinking about your design by considering three basic processes: Form, Fit and Function. Form is the physical characteristic of the product, things like shape, weight, color, material, etc. Fit is shorthand for ‘does it fit the intended application’, it references the dimensions of the part in relation to the product it was designed to go into. Function is what it actually does.
For figure studies, form might reference the shape of the object in terms of stability. Can it support itself? Will the center of mass or gravity allow it to balance on its own without falling over? Fit might take into consideration the relationship between the object and its surroundings. Is it intended to work within other confines or themes, or is it a stand alone figure? Function can simply mean, does it give the intended meaning? Will it be used to develop a storyboard, a short story or novel, a game piece or other device? In this case you may have in mind a particular pose or stance, or maybe fine details in appearance.
Quote of the week:
“A distinctive appearance and a simple set of characteristics lead to an extremely flexible brand”.
– Woodrow Phoenix