Similar but Different Objects


  • make a set of primitive objects with each requiring a person to interact the “same” way


  • ellipsoid(clay), cylinder(foam), rectangular prism(foam core), clay form
  • How do they belong together?-movement through impressions

The Delivery:

  • demonstrate the development of thee objects through sketches and prototypes
  • demonstrate the fundamental action through 4 objects
  • demonstrate the visual/physical characteristics of each object through technical illustrations


— environment, performance, relation to people —

  • strength, appeal, behavior, feel, status, safety, and production
  • range of motion
  • amount of pressure
  • grip
  • shape of motion
  • ambiguity with function
  • certain affordances
  • testing with other people
  • challenging assumptions
  • take measurements/dimensions
  • vector drawings(isometric)
  • frames/templates
initial sketches
clay forms
interactions (1)
interactions (2)

Project Plan:

  • finalize clay form and movement
  • vector illustrations
  • create frames/template for cylinder and begin prototyping
  • sketch ideas for ellipsoid and begin ASAP
  • template for rectangular prism and start with card stock



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