Covid Creativity_MS

Step 2: Blank Sheet of ... Cardboard

Max Vanatta

Purpose: (Again) The perception of making is that you need fancy tools and specific materials to create a successful prototype, but this is not the case.  We will practice using simple and available materials to make all manners of different creations.   


Process: 

  1. We will start out with simple sheets of cardboard and you will be asked to make a box.  A simple, but nicely made box following these rules: 
    • The box should be made of only paper and tape/tacky glue.
    • The box should be 2in x 2in x 3.5in
    • The box should be as cleanly made as possible.
    • Every stage should be photographed.  To be clear, take a picture of your flat paper pieces, partially assembled box, and fully assembled box.  
  2. Now that you know how to cut, tape, glue, and construct well, you will choose an everyday object.  This could be a pencil, computer, phone, etc...  But it must be completely replicated in cardboard following these rules:
    • Only paper, tape and tacky glue can be used.
    • The object must be larger that 4" in at least one dimension, and please not too big...
    • The object, if simple, will need to be completed even better and more realistically.
    • Every stage should be photographed.  To be clear, take a picture of your flat paper pieces, partially assembled object, and fully assembled object.
  3. Post these images and any key lessons you learned in a post.

Some Notes: 

- You could easily just toss together something which looks vaguely like a box and then choose an object such as a brick and call it a day, but why?  If you put in some caring to learn just the basics in these first few exercises, the entire rest of the year will be ten times easier.  So if you do decide to make a brick your object, show some care and ask yourself, how can you show every single detail of that brick?

- You could just do one box and leave it there, but just like learning a language, the repetition of this process will make your experience and skill far better.  

Deliverables: 

You will be responsible for a post including: 

  • a picture of the flat box pieces
  • a picture of your partially assembled box
  • a picture of your completed box (3x, different views)
  • a picture of the flat object pieces
  • a picture of your partially assembled object
  • a picture of your completed object (3x, different views) 

Step 2: Blank Sheet of ... Cardboard

Max Vanatta

Purpose: (Again) The perception of making is that you need fancy tools and specific materials to create a successful prototype, but this is not the case.  We will practice using simple and available materials to make all manners of different creations.   


Process: 

  1. We will start out with simple sheets of cardboard and you will be asked to make a box.  A simple, but nicely made box following these rules: 
    • The box should be made of only paper and tape/tacky glue.
    • The box should be 2in x 2in x 3.5in
    • The box should be as cleanly made as possible.
    • Every stage should be photographed.  To be clear, take a picture of your flat paper pieces, partially assembled box, and fully assembled box.  
  2. Now that you know how to cut, tape, glue, and construct well, you will choose an everyday object.  This could be a pencil, computer, phone, etc...  But it must be completely replicated in cardboard following these rules:
    • Only paper, tape and tacky glue can be used.
    • The object must be larger that 4" in at least one dimension, and please not too big...
    • The object, if simple, will need to be completed even better and more realistically.
    • Every stage should be photographed.  To be clear, take a picture of your flat paper pieces, partially assembled object, and fully assembled object.
  3. Post these images and any key lessons you learned in a post.

Some Notes: 

- You could easily just toss together something which looks vaguely like a box and then choose an object such as a brick and call it a day, but why?  If you put in some caring to learn just the basics in these first few exercises, the entire rest of the year will be ten times easier.  So if you do decide to make a brick your object, show some care and ask yourself, how can you show every single detail of that brick?

- You could just do one box and leave it there, but just like learning a language, the repetition of this process will make your experience and skill far better.  

Deliverables: 

You will be responsible for a post including: 

  • a picture of the flat box pieces
  • a picture of your partially assembled box
  • a picture of your completed box (3x, different views)
  • a picture of the flat object pieces
  • a picture of your partially assembled object
  • a picture of your completed object (3x, different views) 

Your TED

Max Vanatta
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Purpose: The process of design is completely entangled with the core elements of this assignment, communication and identity.  It is important for us to make this a top priority as we begin our design process.

Process: Each of us, me included, will put together a short presentation which describes briefly who we are, and then shares one thing you are passionate about.  Specifically it should be in this format: 

  • What's your name?
  • How did you come to be who you are today? (First half- 5 minutes)
    • Tell us some important parts of your life.
    • What events shaped you or who?
  • What is something you are passionate about? (Second half - 5 minutes)
    • Tell us about the topic
    • Tell us about some of the details
    • Tell us about why you care so deeply about it
    • Tell us why we should care so much about it
  • Ask for any questions

(Total time per person - 10 minutes)

Something to think about when doing this- You are the expert on this topic. We are going to be doing a lot of sharing in this class and it is important that when you engage with this class, you are also engaging with all your classmates. We must be able to respect and trust each other with our ideas.  

Also remember that there are many ways of communicating these ideas.  You do not need to simply use a series of images and talk over them, there are other ways which you could choose. Feel free to use the one that you are most comfortable with and that you feel will best share this information.

Deliverables: 

Pleas post your presentation in the response tab of this assignment.  

One Minute _ Cardboard Box

Ray Majewski
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Files

Bristol

Chris Perry
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