This is my padlet for my eyeglasses project, there are inspirations, and other examples that I have chosen on there, as well as a some information for my user. The information on there are all related to my user, nature pictures that have influence my design.
These are a few pics that have influenced my design, the first picture is a single piece of glass, it looks pretty futuristic and simple, it would be quite fashionable as it is simple and looks quite modern, the second picture influence my basic shape of the glasses and the framework of my glasses.
This shows examples of me practicing the drawings, the second picture is an example of the final design choice that I made, and drawing it to better plan my design process however, I felt like the glasses were kind of to complicated so I changed the design later on in the process. the third picture is my drawing for the different ideas that I had for my glasses, a few of them are quite simple, while the others are a little complicated so I didn’t go with those designs, they also have to look fashionable.
This is the design poster that I made for my design, I drew the design from almost every angle, along with a couple key words that I think the design should have as well as the aesthetics. i also drew one on a head to see what it would look like on an actual head.
This is a picture of my brain storming during this process, I started with my user, and branched out to the different interest of the user, I came up with a couple different ideas with the user’s needs with stuff like related to nature, and a simple design, fashionable etc.
The bottom one was the model that I drew on adobe illustrator, I didn’t really do any practices before that since I have worked with this last semester and I felt like I knew how to navigate this application and draw my model.
This is the change that I made to my design, the top part is my 2nd prototype and the bottom part is my first prototype, the first prototype there’s isn’t a bend, and its just a normal 3 piece design with a single piece of glass, it kind of fits in with the fashionable aspect of the user’s needs and also the simple characteristics of the user’s needs, however it doesn’t really fit in with the nature aspect, therefore, I decided to go with a single piece of glass and with a natural bending element that would be featured on the glasses, so the glasses would be more portable with the user, and also its a design not a lot of people have seen before, so it would definitely be more fashionable and more influential for the user to wear.
This is the first prototype, it looks a little boring as its just a normal 3 piece glasses, I added the cutouts on the arms so it wouldn’t be way too boring
This is the 2nd prototype that I made, I added the natural element, so that the glasses would be able to bend. the arms of it seemed a little to large, and wouldn’t fit on anyones head, so I had to change the arms and make it smaller, also the bending part of the glasses seemed a little too thin for the cardboard so I had to make it a little stronger by making some of the lines not go all the way through.
This is my 3rd prototype, as you can see, I made the arms smaller so that they would fit the user, and also I made the bending part stronger, so It would be more durable and not break after wearing it a few times. the next step for me is to try and make it out of acrylic as I felt like acrylic would be the best material to make this out of.
This is the part that I tested for the folding mechanism of the glasses, this is the 2nd prototype, and the first one was broken as it didn’t work out. the first prototype, since I used the one that made the cardboard more sturdy, the acrylic didn’t work out the same, so it didn’t really bend at all and it broke after I tried to bend it, the second prototype was much better as I made the lines longer and cut all the way through the arms, so it bent pretty nicely, and my next step would be getting the whole glasses done.
This is my final prototype, I chose the color black as I felt like this color is the would be really fashionable, and the bending parts all worked out pretty nicely, on both sides. If I had more time with this, I would focus on making the arms bend a little bit better and also the frames could be shrunk a little more since its a little big for the user right now, and it would come off by itself if nothing was holding it in place. The final product came out really nice, the bending part worked out successfully. next time I will just make the lens a little smaller since the size is a little big right now, and also I would sand the edges to make it more comfortable for the user and also look more smooth.
My final design concept is an effective response to my user because its a pretty simple design if you look at it, even though its not a simple design to make. also the nature element of this glasses is because it can fold even though its a single piece of acrylic. this design is pretty successful since it meets almost all of my user’s interests, its fashionable, it relates to nature a little bit, and also its simply, not too complicated colors, not to many components.