Search found 15 matches

by diamondblast
January 2nd, 2009, 2:28 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: UC DAAP, what do they base their acceptance on?
Replies: 16
Views: 6348

Hefty, I got my transfer credit evaluations in the mail, but so far nothing else. I actually visited the school a couple of weeks ago, brought in my portfolio and got a really positive reaction from the people there. I have a feeling it greatly improved my chances of getting in. I talked to a facul...
by diamondblast
December 8th, 2008, 3:46 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Advice for getting into prototyping/small production market?
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

I appreciate your insight - really helpful. Essentially, yes - I think 'model shop/sculpture studio' is probably more accurate. I dont have the high-end equipment - I do everything by hand aside from a rotocaster for hollow castings and all my materials are RTV. When I need machined or high-toleran...
by diamondblast
November 9th, 2008, 4:40 am
Forum: consumer products
Topic: Small Consumer Product Design Firms?
Replies: 14
Views: 11308

Re: Small Consumer Product Design Firms?

I'm looking to get an internship this summer, and I really want to find a smaller ID firm that does a lot of consumer products. I want to be able to get a lot of hands on learning so I think a smaller firm would let me experience that, and I want to be able to see a verity of projects. Anyone know ...
by diamondblast
November 8th, 2008, 4:03 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: Pilot Hi-Tec C Pen
Replies: 23
Views: 38579

Can you get pressure graduation out of it, like with a Bic? I don't like Gels or Rollerballs for sketching because the ink comes out at 100% regardless of pressure. I really hate those pens... it's like when you are a little boy and can't control your hand :) and you always pressure your pen too mu...
by diamondblast
October 30th, 2008, 2:00 am
Forum: consumer products
Topic: Xlider
Replies: 24
Views: 24387

This is funny. I've never seen an adult with Heelys on. My wife wants a pair to goof around on. She said they didn't come in adult sizes. I guess she's wrong or these guys you work with have small feet. I wouldn't discharge your wife so fast... some men have really small feet like a ballet dancers ...
by diamondblast
October 20th, 2008, 3:18 am
Forum: interaction design
Topic: Alphanumeric Keypad
Replies: 1
Views: 4898

Hey Deez, I've been working with keypads for my master thesis project and from what I know and learned I can tell you this: Unfortunately I've never seen a computation format keypad that also has the alphabets. (Perhaps you can consider putting rub-on letters on this type of keypad?) If I were you ...
by diamondblast
October 20th, 2008, 3:13 am
Forum: off topic
Topic: Fantastic beer!
Replies: 12
Views: 3539

cool when I was in Seattle for some research we ended up at a bar that had the craziest beer list I've ever seen (I really don't get out much) I saw something with YETI in the name and they were out so I went for an Okocimi Porter, it was my favorite beer I've ever had. shounds interesting, I must ...
by diamondblast
October 20th, 2008, 3:09 am
Forum: toy design
Topic: Toy Design Books
Replies: 8
Views: 8673

ToyArts wrote:Here are some useful books...

thanks a lot for the books, they are really great
I've seen some amazing toys in the :) I want to be a little boy again...
hope you all come and play..
by diamondblast
October 16th, 2008, 2:45 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: is model making important
Replies: 13
Views: 8848

[quote="Blaak"]There is two levels of model making. 1) Models to study the form, 2) "Prototype"/presentation models. Having a good drawings skills and good model making is a plus but we don't all have time to do everything. Especially in a mid-size/large design firm. That's why there are different d...
by diamondblast
September 20th, 2008, 4:34 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: TUTORIAL >>> quick concept sketch (pencil + photosh
Replies: 54
Views: 89306

Re: quick concept sketch tutorial

Wouldn't this be much easier to do with Adobe Streamline and Illustrator. I've done this for years with gradients and masks and it's much more simple than what you have described. In my opinion it is not easier using the Adobe Streamline. I think it is the 3d factor that makes the difference. I nev...
by diamondblast
September 8th, 2008, 6:21 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: Carl Liu Design Book
Replies: 10
Views: 9250

Re: Carl Liu Design Book

Does anyone have connections to get me a copy of this book. i'm in the U.S. thank you Did you try to get it online ? I bet it's possible via ebay. I also would try .... it's a search engine for books I use almost daily. I actually got mine copy as agift from a French friend so maybe ...
by diamondblast
August 28th, 2008, 4:07 am
Forum: toy design
Topic: Our Robot is Finally Shipping!
Replies: 15
Views: 7289

Re: Our Robot is Finally Shipping!

after 9 months of grueling Design, Development Our Collaboration with Ashely Wood is finally here Klim Only 9 months ? Wow this is amazing and detailed work. I am very impressed .... details are great. It's more than a toy, more like art .btw I found this two sites meal plan , super distortion very...
by diamondblast
August 27th, 2008, 8:12 pm
Forum: designer's accord and green design
Topic: Sugar as a fuel source
Replies: 15
Views: 33620

Brazil certainly has that. Alcohol cars. Ethanol pumps at every station. All true. But don't hold your breath. Ain't gonna happen here. Same reason the Stone Cutters are keeping the cure for cancer under wraps. It'll knock the healthcare and medical industry out of wack. Ethanol is great idea. Howe...
by diamondblast
August 23rd, 2008, 8:32 am
Forum: sketching
Topic: New Chrysler 300 sketch
Replies: 7
Views: 4357

e.bender wrote:Looks good, I like the simplicity of it.
Great work.
I really like the front of the car.
I have no idea why .... it kind of remindd me an eagle.
Very cool dude.
by diamondblast
August 22nd, 2008, 12:54 pm
Forum: design research
Topic: Bicycle Engineering Blog
Replies: 5
Views: 4185

The engineers at Cannondale have video blogs on the cannondale website. I prefer more personal blogs. Even when the blog bring news and insights. I feel like I should look for hiding advertising all the time .... but maybe it's only me. I have two other blog that I want to recommend, reef club , ke...