entrepreneurdesigners

The first years are rocking it this year with the entrepreneurial projects. Congrats guys!

entrepreneurdesigners:

We’re getting near the end of the semester, so most of the students launched their projects last week. In just one week, we went from 3 launched projects to 13!

The full range of projects is amazing, running the gamut from productivity tools to community interviews, fashion to books. Check out the full list of launched projects below!

  • Flight Deck by Aastha Bhargava, a deck of cards for aviation enthusiasts about all the instruments in a cockpit.
  • QNSMADE by Amy Wu, a website that celebrates the people and artisans of Queens.
  • A Memory Between Us by Dami You, a postcard set for travel companions. Featured as Kickstarter’s project of the day!
  • Taskit Notes by Effy Zhang, a sticky notepad for individuals or teams to track their time
  • Experience Journal by Hanna Yoon, a notebook for people who want to pay more attention to their surroundings.
  • Mount Thunder by Jeffrey Gochman and Trent Thompson, a high-quality purveyor of video game-inspired posters.
  • Game of Phones by Luke Stern and Sam Wander, a card game for smartphones and their users.
  • Maker’s Alphabet by Melody Quintana and Sneha Pai, an illustrated book about all the things you can make.
  • Archigrams by Michie Cao, a set of flashcards and posters that introduce famous buildings in a minimalist style.
  • The Upstanding Desk by Mikey Chen and Sam Carmichael, an adjustable converter for turning your normal desk into a standing desk.
  • Glovken by Nga Nguyen, a lightweight fashion glove for commuters.
  • Rexip.es by Sarah Henry, a collection of step-by-step guides for unique experiences.
  • Geo/Day by Sunnie Sang, a blogazine and Etsy store for geometric inspirations.
therumpus
therumpus:

Virgo: You’re maybe going to feel like you don’t know everything you should this week, like you’re in the dark, like there are doors you need to open, like there clues and secrets and keys you need to find before you can finally live. Try to remember that you already have the things that you need. Try to remember the steel in your bones and the warmth in your heart. Write letters, write in your journal, write stories you can look to when you need to be reassured that you’re wise and you’re brave and you’re true.

Good horoscope for #thesis homestretch. 

therumpus:

Virgo: You’re maybe going to feel like you don’t know everything you should this week, like you’re in the dark, like there are doors you need to open, like there clues and secrets and keys you need to find before you can finally live. Try to remember that you already have the things that you need. Try to remember the steel in your bones and the warmth in your heart. Write letters, write in your journal, write stories you can look to when you need to be reassured that you’re wise and you’re brave and you’re true.

Good horoscope for #thesis homestretch. 

Wooden Mix-Tapes Give Visceral Form To Digital Media | Co.Design
Whenever I see these “digital interfaces made tangible” projects, there’s a skeptical part of me that feels like it’s akin to people waxing nostalgic about the 50’s as a “golden age.” Through the haze of nostalgia, physical objects will save us all from distraction - and I don’t think that’s quite the case.
However, there’s something really appealing about these, and I applaud the people who are working on them, and projects like them. And as I’m working through the final iteration on how I want people to interact with my interface, even though I’ve chosen to keep it digital, putting some thought into the serenity of the interaction is important. Can we lose the digital clutter without simply turning it into physical clutter?

Wooden Mix-Tapes Give Visceral Form To Digital Media | Co.Design

Whenever I see these “digital interfaces made tangible” projects, there’s a skeptical part of me that feels like it’s akin to people waxing nostalgic about the 50’s as a “golden age.” Through the haze of nostalgia, physical objects will save us all from distraction - and I don’t think that’s quite the case.

However, there’s something really appealing about these, and I applaud the people who are working on them, and projects like them. And as I’m working through the final iteration on how I want people to interact with my interface, even though I’ve chosen to keep it digital, putting some thought into the serenity of the interaction is important. Can we lose the digital clutter without simply turning it into physical clutter?

Some #thesis progress snapshots: building, branding, user testing, figuring out the presentation and the story of it all. I’ve been feeling a bit scattered, and pulled in a million different directions, but had a much appreciated chat with tomharman who had some sage prioritization advice: figure out what you want to be the focus, and let the rest be less than perfect. (Actually letting go of “perfect” in practice, that’s another story, but I’m gonna try!)

davesparks
Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.

— Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via holyfuckingshittt)

Why the sound of failure is beautiful.

(via zadi)