I find if I externalize (within NDA worlds, of course) what I’m doing, I can do it better. Kind of like prepping to present - you get the storyline down and in doing so make the work better. Externalizing it also helps me appreciate the work more and use time better (“oh - THAT’s got to be done today? - better ramp it up!!”)
This morning I’m doing needs-finding (observational) research in the hair care world; visiting a salon - cut 'n style!!
This afternoon my junior ID studio (I’m teaching it) is running through a dress rehearsal for final presentations of our lighting project.
Going to the hospital. Interviewing a couple of caregivers about the prototypes they are “pre”-using (a launch before the launch). I will also field test about 70 of the devices while I am there. This testing is so they can be released for use in a hospital. We are starting a trial next week. Its Monday and it looks like I will not have to do any late-nighters before the trial <knocks on wood>.
Lot’s today: an automatic coffee/tea machine design, a biometric camera update, project proposals, and some planning for an upcoming academic workshop down in St. Etienne in two weeks. Skipping French class today - Monday’s the worst night anyway
That last one should be cool - Milan Polytechnico ID students, Brunel Strategy students, and EMSE French engineers all meeting to develop design concepts collaboratively just outside of Lyon (I’m one of the moderaters)
Midway through building the CAD surfaces from a digitized clay model for a helmet and engineering thickness according to testing standards.
Directing my SolidWorks guy on the engineering specification for two larger welded racks and an injection molded consumer rack.
Working on a personal iPad app that puts all my Rhino icons and shortcuts onto the iPad and communicate with the PC running program to keep the main screen clear.