CLOCKS: First project ever assigned to sophomore industrial design students in Pratt, the Clock Project has three phases with each phase involving the design of another type of clock.
MOODBOARD+IDEATION: The moodboard displays the visual research and inspiration for the upcoming clocks. As the first phase of the project is an alarm clock, my ideation sketches(both 3D and 2D) consider portability and compact size as one of the primary features of the clock.
RENDER+APPEARANCE MODEL: The first designed clock, clamp, is an alarm clock that is set by squeezing the arms of the clock. It is solar powered, and the dial can be used to adjust the displayed time on the clock. The appearance model is made from joint-compound covered pink foam that is spray painted.
IKEA CLOCK: Second phase of the project is designing a clock for IKEA, the Swedish design brand. The key elements of design for IKEA is simplicity, versatility, and accessibility. I figured that it would be a wall clock, and to differentiate from the common clocks with number displays, I used circles to mark the time. The final model was made from stacked layers of laser-cut acrylic.
MUSEUM CLOCK: TECHNICAL DRAWING
MUSEUM CLOCK: As a capstone for the clock project, the final clock design had to be a museum clock; a clock to be sold in the shop of a museum. My museum of choice was Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.
FINAL CONCEPT: The final concept for this clock involved a transparent touch screen clock with LED lights instead of numbers. One half of the clock is metal rods with Roman numerals, where the rods would vibrate with each hour. It takes advantage of high technology, to make it more appropriate for sale in a design museum.
FINAL MODEL: Made from laser-cut acrylic.