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Throughout the design process I developed many different ideas and sketched based around my ideas for the glasses.
We started sketching ideas: I started with 4 different ideas, a flame cut lense outlined, a light blue cloud lense idea, purple aviators, and the cat eye idea that I used as inspiration for my final idea.
From here I decided to use Idea 4 and work from there. I did some 3D and area sketched to:
After the 3D models and area view, we put this into Adobe Illustrator:
My main inspiration was from my intended user when she said she liked cat eye glasses. That gave me a lot to work with. From there she let me decided color, exact shape and style. I used a clear frame because then the glasses don’t take away from the users beauty. The lenses for the glasses are intended to be see have a see through tint in-which the user can see out of. When looking upon the glasses though the lense will seem to be a mirror.
As you can see the arms are held on to the frames via a spring. This is because the design department didn’t have hinges and I wanted the arms to be able to fold back onto the frame. I had to get creative and think hard about how to do this. I looked around at what type of things were accessible. During this I saw things like: screws, tape, string, and springs. At first I tried to tie string around the arms and frames. That didn’t workout, the string kept slipping around and did not hold well to the acrylic frame. That’s when I tried the springs. I was thinking that springs hold their shape and they can fold and move back into their original shape. Springs make me think of a childhood toy called a slinky. They used to be one of my favorite toys to play with, they can stretch and pull apart but always slink back together. I like using this to hold the arms together because now the arms can move in any direction and they won’t break off the frame.
Overall, I think I kept this process clear and straight through ending with a great final product.