Assignment5

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This post is all about finding more structured ideas.

But first, rapid prototyping at Leonardo's Basement was a lot of fun. Special thanks to Ellen Wall for the documentation of the process!

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rp2.jpg

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I started with the SCAMPER technique for new ideas.

Merino Wool.jpg
Substitute-Make the main body out of merino wool.

earmuffs.jpg
Combine-add earmuffs.

Cham tzavar.jpg
Adapt-The Israeli Military uses "Cham-Tzavars", which literally mean "Neck-Warmers". This might fit in with eye and ear wear.

earbud guide.jpg
Magnify/minify-Add earbud guides.

school spirit.jpg
Put to other use-School Spirit!

exposed skin.jpg
Eliminate- Cloth (except for a margin) not on the face/front neck area.

extra weight.jpg
Reverse/rearrange-Add extra weight (contours) to parts of face needing more protection.


I used the Morphological Analysis, a table-based tool to generate more ideas.

functional --------- design embodiments
requirements

stays on face unaided --- make-up --- bugs --- goggles--- surgical masks
allows air to flow --- gore-tex --- air conditioner --- window --- pipe
keeps user warm --- fire --- furry pet --- blankets --- chemical hand warmers
easy of don/doffing --- magnets --- velcro --- snaps --- snap buckles
cleanable --- plastic --- stainless steel --- teflon --- water

I found three ideas with this technique:
Magnet Clasp.jpg
DIfferent fasteners? (small magnets on back, less "cling factor" than velcro).

gecko feet.jpg
Have the mask attach to the face by van der waals forces.

fur.jpg
Fur keeps mammals warm. Why not on the face?

One of the impractical ideas from last week was to add a small fan to the mask to prevent fogging. I will take from this the need to increase air flow.

Because I still like them I am adding the 10 ideas from last week as well:

fogging gunk.jpg
Sell masks with bottles of anti-fogging lens solution.

velcro mouth flap.jpg
A flap so people can talk on the phone better.

phone pocket.2.jpg
A pocket to hold your phone.

bluetooth pocket.jpg
A pocket for your bluetooth.

throat mike2.jpg
A throat mike so your mouth is not exposed.

ear flap.jpg
An ear flap.

air channels.jpg
Extra air channels for the hot air to escape.

mouth vents2.jpg
Extra vents so breathing is easier.

ductile metal.jpg
A ductile metal strip forming to your nose.

felt block.jpg
A felt strip so heat does not go up to your eyes.

I guess next week we narrow these down...

2 Comments

Hi,
There must be something wrong with the comments section, if you see my comment twice, I'm sorry in advance.
I think your blog is good with everything stay consistent( all of the head sketches) and well documented. I like how you seems very interested in your blog. There would be two things that bug me a little bit. First of all, it;s your photos. They are covered in shadow, which make them hard to see. Second is this part,
functional --------- design embodiments
requirements

stays on face unaided --- make-up --- bugs --- goggles--- surgical masks
allows air to flow --- gore-tex --- air conditioner --- window --- pipe
keeps user warm --- fire --- furry pet --- blankets --- chemical hand warmers
easy of don/doffing --- magnets --- velcro --- snaps --- snap buckles
cleanable --- plastic --- stainless steel --- teflon --- water
I don't understand them at all. You should have drawn it out, might have been better to read.

Anyway, good job!

Good ideas!
Your style is consistent and flowing. I would say add a bit more description, like an opening paragraph explaining your technique and how you came up with your ideas, possibly flashing back to last week's post.
Draw out your table to make it less confusing.
Over all good ideas. I hope to see at least a few of those come to fruition!

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