DS1: Empathize with a target audience and conduct primary research:

DS3: Analyze similar products to inspire solutions to a problem:

Make a Padlet, with a wide range of references to your user, with research and annotation
Your design process should show a range of sketches and annotations that connect your ideas to your user

Made with Padlet

DS5: Model and annotate feasible design ideas/prototypes:

Produce several pages of brainstorming & visualizations, make a simple model

DS6: Create a prototype based on the chosen design:
This prototype was a non-functional model that was meant as a proof of concept. It is made of cardboard and tape and is on the verge of falling apart. However, it did allow me to create something I had only envisioned to become a physical product, which in turn allowed me to have a better grasp of what I was to do if I wanted to have a complete product.

Create a more developed (functional) prototype. Do your best to make your prototype show as many details as possible/reasonable
DS7: Justify your design choices:

Use sketches, photos, and annotations to justify how your decisions respond to your user

My functional prototype was made of wood and cardboard, with the “branches” being laser-cut and the rest of the lamp not. The “branches” were originally meant to be cut out of acrylic in order to be bent, but that was not feasible due to the state of the laser cutter. As such, wood with aluminum foil was used instead. The center trunk, as there was no other option for a hollow tube, was made of a cardboard tube. The LED strips were wired through the center tube and made so that the tips came out of the holes made in the tube. Although this was a step in the right direction, it still did not provide me with the desired final product as there were still many limitations due to the materials available to me.

DS13: Explain the impact of the solution on the client/target audience:

Your blog reflection clearly explains why your design is a successful response to your user’s needs/tastes

This product is a successful response to my user’s needs and tastes as it combines
DS14: Reflect on the design process:

You have clearly documented your design process, reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of your process and product, with an emphasis on your own growth as a designer

DS15: Seek and act on feedback from others:

You followed the feedback protocol, creating effective questions to guide user testing and collaborating with peers to extend their learning

 

 

Feedback

Are the ratios between the layers/base reasonable?

What do you think was the inspiration?

Is there any part of the map that is unappealing/needs improvement?

Is the shape of the base well-suited for the usage?

Are there any questions you have regarding the design?

Would a flat top be better than a conic top?

Answers:

I think the plate should be deeper because your model’s plate is not enough to catch the light in. When I turn on the light of your real model, it did not catch any light. 맨 꼭대기에 있는 작은 거는 뭐에 쓰는거야? 기둥에서도 빛이 나와?inspiration은 탑이나 피라미드 같은거에서 온거 같아. Plate의 비율은 4개에 3개로 줄여서 필요없는 빛은 안만드는게 좋은거 같아

그리고 은박지를 사용해서 반사의 원리를 사용한 램프는 혁신적(?)이였어

 

Reaction to the feedback (given 2ish more months)
Based on the feedback, I have realized I may have made some design choices that aren’t very conducive to functional use

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