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Douglas Best

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Member since September 08, 2008


  • Needs/Arguments

    Well-being, Industrial Design

    NEEDS

    ARGUMENTS

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  • CREATESCAPE thesis board

    Well-being, Industrial Design

    CREATESCAPE

    Thesis Board

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  • CREATESCAPE thesis board

    Well-being, Industrial Design

    CREATESCAPE

    Thesis Board

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  • analysis of mid-semester review

    Well-being, Industrial Design

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    At this point in my thesis journey it seems that I have a valid design concept. Out of 10 reviews 5 see very little promise and 5 see great promise.

    It is clear that my research is weak and not presented well.

    Not all of research has made its way into a presentable form.

    As one reviewer commented, it seems I have been stuck in a research rut.

    My focus has been on sound,but not a clear focus. I've been picking a variety of ingredients but haven't until now understood what dish I was making.

    My initial questionings revolved around the psychology of sound, wondering how I could convince somehow that sound was affecting their cognition. What have I been trying to prove? I've been attempting to build a case against the inequality of sound transmission. Defining sound users as an involuntary,and a voluntary audience.

    The involuntary audience, is everyone whom sound comes into contact with. This is noise that equates the ambient sound around us, the unpredictable, the inevitable, and unavoidable sounds we are subjected to.

    The voluntary audience, I have defined as those whom are making sound purposefully, whether it be through speech, an instrument, or speakers.

    The voluntary audience suffers inequality, because we all have the right to a quite environment, but we don't have the right to make "unreasonable" noise. Playing an instrument can constitute as unreasonable noise.

    What my thought process has been is that we all need to make noise, some more than...

  • analysis of mid-semester review

    Well-being, Industrial Design

    Buildspace_177_

    At this point in my thesis journey it seems that I have a valid design concept. Out of 10 reviews 5 see very little promise and 5 see great promise.

    It is clear that my research is weak and not presented well.

    Not all of research has made its way into a presentable form.

    As one reviewer commented, it seems I have been stuck in a research rut.

    My focus has been on sound,but not a clear focus. I've been picking a variety of ingredients but haven't until now understood what dish I was making.

    My initial questionings revolved around the psychology of sound, wondering how I could convince somehow that sound was affecting their cognition. What have I been trying to prove? I've been attempting to build a case against the inequality of sound transmission. Defining sound users as an involuntary,and a voluntary audience.

    The involuntary audience, is everyone whom sound comes into contact with. This is noise that equates the ambient sound around us, the unpredictable, the inevitable, and unavoidable sounds we are subjected to.

    The voluntary audience, I have defined as those whom are making sound purposefully, whether it be through speech, an instrument, or speakers.

    The voluntary audience suffers inequality, because we all have the right to a quite environment, but we don't have the right to make "unreasonable" noise. Playing an instrument can constitute as unreasonable noise.

    What my thought process has been is that we all need to make noise, some more than...

  • not sure if this relates

    Well-being, Industrial Design

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  • Design Arguments

    Community, Industrial Design

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  • Persona Needs chart

    Environment, Industrial Design

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  • S O U N D / C O C O O N 3

    Well-being, Industrial Design

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    Cocoon 3

    Materials: Sound absorbing, fabric, Felt, sound insulation.

    Matte finish

    Production proccess: Molding Sewn Glued Compressed Sealed Sprayed Coated

  • S O U N D / C O C O O N 2

    Well-being, Industrial Design

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    CoCoon 2

    Materials: TAC Board Foams

    Production Processes: Thermoforming casting Molding

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design