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by molested_cow
December 14th, 2008, 1:13 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: US economy and finding a ID job
Replies: 88
Views: 21459

At my school it is hard to do internships because the semesters are so regimented that if you do get a internship it usually sets you back a semester from graduating. A lot of people think that it is more important that they get to graduate faster. Well, think about this. Comparing someone who grad...
by molested_cow
December 14th, 2008, 10:26 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: US economy and finding a ID job
Replies: 88
Views: 21459

This may come too late for some of you but for students in their freshman year, this can be very useful. For me, I have been preparing myself for the day of graduation since freshman. No Kidding, I was THIS determined. Why? Well, first of all, this is a very competitive industry, and seeing how my s...
by molested_cow
December 8th, 2008, 9:51 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Industrial design method?
Replies: 8
Views: 876

How is that sad? It is sad because in most cases, it just becomes a tool for evading liability. If the chosen design eventually fails, they will just blame the system that gave it a good score. Also, instead of pursuing solutions that really answer the issue, designers under such a mechanical syste...
by molested_cow
December 8th, 2008, 8:03 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Industrial design method?
Replies: 8
Views: 876

You set up a matrix score chart. Then you give scores to the design based on the individual questions and add the scores up. The highest score is the winner.

Don't laugh. I've seen it done before. It's sad.
by molested_cow
December 4th, 2008, 10:51 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: 09 Ford Focus
Replies: 4
Views: 4657

Mr-914: Thanks for the education. I'm sort of in the same boat. I drive a Toyota Matrix XRS, which is the 'sport' version (bigger engine, 2wd i/o AWD) of that car, its pretty invisible but satisfyingly quick. Its a shame that the NA market is denied so many nice cars. :roll: No the NA market did no...
by molested_cow
December 4th, 2008, 10:16 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Graduate School, Cranbrook 3D Design, Scott Klinker
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

Thank you both. It sounds like Cranbrook’s philosophy is very close to Pratt’s. I’m intrigued to checkout the school and the exhibits. No Cranbrook is not close to any school in the US. If any, it will be RCA or Academy of Art Eindhoven. I remember replying to the author of the thread via PM ...
by molested_cow
November 29th, 2008, 10:16 am
Forum: branding, packaging, & retail design
Topic: 360Degree Paper Bottle
Replies: 26
Views: 13604

This reminds me of something. The tetrapak. Paper packaging for liquid is definitely not new. I would be interested to find out why the tetrapak isn't successful in the states as compared to Asia. The tetrapak isn't really a recycle friendly product either. Maybe there's a way to combine the positiv...
by molested_cow
November 29th, 2008, 10:06 am
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Happiness
Replies: 13
Views: 2214

Erik, good topic for discussion. I'm a sophomore at CCS and although the program is really rigorous, I've been feeling kind of down lately. I feel like there's absolutely no time to think ... Well, the truth is, if you actually want to have a "life" at CCS being a ID student, then you probably won'...
by molested_cow
November 27th, 2008, 4:15 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Let Detroit go Bankrupt
Replies: 71
Views: 12645

Wondering if the 2009 Detroit autoshow is even happening with Nissan, Mitsubishi, Ferrari, Porsche, Land Rover, Rolls Royce not attending, and the American brands still unsure about their future. It will be a big shame.
by molested_cow
November 4th, 2008, 10:56 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: The World =/= The United States.
Replies: 19
Views: 3610

If anything, I would think it should be "The US =/= The World". When there's a new NBA champion they always call them the world champion. I've also wondered for a long time why is the MLB championship called the "World Series". Then I realized that the meaning of "world" is relative. Don't worry abo...
by molested_cow
October 29th, 2008, 10:15 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: Copics vs. others
Replies: 21
Views: 7595

What kind of professor will require students to spend $300 on markers? Does he work for Copic or something? Did you think about sharing them with your classmates? I mean, chances are that after this class is over, you probably won't need most of them. Personally, when I use markers to illustrate mat...
by molested_cow
October 29th, 2008, 7:17 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: Copics vs. others
Replies: 21
Views: 7595

I've used copic for years and I absolutely love it. I have tons of refill stocked up for cool grays because that's what I use most. I also have a set of colors that I use. You really don't need to buy every single color, just get those that is enough to do the job. As for color, Tria Letraset is the...
by molested_cow
October 21st, 2008, 8:19 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Teaching Design to Grade 5
Replies: 13
Views: 1965

Reality is what you believe in, and for kids, this can't be more true. Instead of making them do what you feel is real, why not let them decide? Even fantasy has its boundaries. "Design shoes for the Incredible Hulk". "What would Santa like as a gift?" or "What can the tortoise wear to run faster th...
by molested_cow
October 18th, 2008, 8:28 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Studying Abroad (outside of the US) - anyone have advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

If all you want is a different perspective to design approach, then it is not necessary to go abroad. Like you mentioned, schools like Art Center and CCS are heavily style driven. If you want to go abroad, I suggest plan for a longer stay. It's not worth going somewhere for just a short period of ti...
by molested_cow
October 13th, 2008, 7:42 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Teaching Design to Grade 5
Replies: 13
Views: 1965

I've been wanting to do something similar but not quite specific. Here's my bit of experience working with young kids. In my last year of college, I volunteered in an after-school day care program for inner city kids. It wasn't really a volunteering work, it was for a class. We had a choice and I op...