The cookies were a success. Well, at least I can say eating everyone's else's cookies was fun. Today really was a good day, in my morning class I learned I did quite well on my statistics midterm, during class we ate cookies, learned about humor, and played improv games, and after class I got to swing dance with some of my classmates! So, really, a good day.
The second assignment has 3 parts:
Play-get in a playful mood, by a board game, watching improv, something to bring out fun and funniness.
Make a fun colorful mind map, on the topic of "winter". I need some subcategories, and to branch out to sub themes.
10 silly ideas with drawings. These are my sub themes, I need 10 individual photos here, each with a title, 500px, 72 dpi, and landscape orientation. I presume eventually I will know what these mean.
I plan on watching improv everywhere for number 1. For 2 and 3, perhaps looking at winter biking, with milk carton handlebars and ski goggles. For 3, I already have candy cane ski poles.
Right now I am eating leftover cookies. :^)
I just left a Hebrew Cafe where people sat around a coffee shop practicing Hebrew. I had my design notebook with me, and decided to do part of my HW in Hebrew.
I know none of you can tell if this is upside down or not.
Anyways, I should do thing in English as well, although we were not constrained by language. I did assignment one by telling puns with a friend in Florida and watching Improv Everywhere:
The Ice Skating one fits there winter theme.
I made an English mind map, and oh wait! It has to be colorful. But, as I am not a designy person, like most in this class, I do not have colorful pens. But, as I have a hobby of sending watercolored envelopes to friends, I decided to watercolor my map.
Please note the third grade style watercolors.
My sub-themes were:
2. Snow-related fun
During class today (11-5-13) I learned that all of our sub-themes were too general. So, my new ones are:
1. Winter face protection
2. Winter disease prevention
3. Winter biking
You will have to check out my third post to see which gets picked!
Back to our regularly scheduled programming:
This is a normal ski pole, which looks like a candy cane.
These are ski goggles, with bright fake fur around them for warmth and aesthetics.
This is a studded tire. It is special because the rubber and spike colors are pickable. For example, at UMN the tire would be Maroon and the spikes Gold.
This lets you scoop and fling 2 snowballs at once.
This lets you strap a flashlight on the outside of your sleeve.
These winter pedals have extra long spikes for boot traction.
This insulated back bladder and tube allows for hot drinks, such as coca or coffee to be sipped while moving.
When aimed upwards, the salt placed in the special pouch will fall in an even dispersal pattern.
The friction from turning the pedals will keep them defrosted.
These clip on to bike pedals allowing snowballs to be automatically dipped and shot forwards.
These are adjustable reflective cloth strips to be worn over a coat. Like a reflective vest, without the vest.
Noses are often left uncovered. This fixes that cold problem. Perhaps the nose cover will look like a beak?
I'm quite curious to see what our next design project will be!