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Douglas Best

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Member since September 08, 2008

  • B R A I N TYPE

    Education, Industrial Design

    Type with your brain.

  • Design Examples: E V O L V E

    Communication, Industrial Design


    Traps Drum set. A transportable drum set. Weighs 55 pounds.

    Not sure how well it travels. Or what that looks like. Not sure how the drums sound...

    Is it a sacrifice from a real drum set, with shells?

    What is the benefit?

    Positive/negative aspects...

    How are you meant to travel with this...What is its use story.

    Would this solve any space issues for drummers playing the subway? Is that a concern?

    the I PHONE has music applications, which utilize the touch screen capability in the form of a piano keyboard, and a guitar fret board.

    The experience of use is novelty at best.

    You can use one finger from each hand to poke at notes on the keyboard.

    The action of playing is not authentic to the physical parameters of its archetype.

    In other words you can't play chords with both hands, it has minimal functionality as a piano...

    perhaps you can poke out a melody, to get a tune in your head.... for interstitial melodic spontaneity. I

    I haven't seen anyone using these applications on their I phones in the subway yet.

    I wonder if you can record what you play, that might prove a viable designed intervention....then I can use my I P HONE keyboard as a Juke Box Memory, I can collect audio clips, and make play lists.

    A more integrated system which helps the musician evolve his/her musical expressions.

    I've read that an artist keeps a visual inventory of their work, so the kinds of shapes they create maintained as a repertoire of work.

    Process/Meditative focus Super...


    Well-being, Communication Design

    • What are the physical dimensions of the Voter's guide

    -How many pages of information are there, to conclusively understand the breadth of information.

    • Is there a Color Story?

    • Can the Guide be made into a lotto scratch off form?

  • B U B B L E 2

    Poverty, Industrial Design



  • S O U N D interaction

    Poverty, Communication Design


    They put their finger on the words, they suck the word up their fingers through their skin, into vain, and circulated into blood, which travels to the brain...

    Information encoding model...sensory mapping, creating a physical connection with information...

    Playing music also helps those players that are playing actively to release deep seated memories, and experiences, through their bodily movement and their response to sound, which they are engaged in doing...?/?

    Writing over the present, with thoughts of the present....writing information, in the circumference of your scull.

    B O D Y M A P P I N G


    Environment, Industrial Design


    Behavior as a Design motive.

    Pay as you go.

    requires work energy. Body Heat increases, Reward system.

    Hope. Action, and reaction. Positive progression. Anticipation.

    a way to feel better about the economic situations.

    so what! if Wall street is tanking, as long as I'm running through Wall street I'm making free electricity... The possibility to convert a mindset.

    WIND TURBINES Dead birds?

    On the ground, easy... I also saw a guy get on the train with running shoes....the back of the shoes had a dials on them...

    not sure if that was a computer for something...

    How long can those shoes last, if they are made just like regular running shoes?

    are those computers modular and removable so that you can buy a new pair and insert your computer...

    Stores information specific to the user odometer, kilowatts, speedometer, time duration, muscle mass index, Heads Up Display information, GPS tracking,.

  • S O U N D - R E L A - T R I X

    Environment, Industrial Design



    S U R V E Y ON S O U N D AND Y O U

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  • S O U N D questioning

    Community, Industrial Design


    Do you listen to music while riding the subway?

    What type of head phones do you use?

    When do you listen to music?

    How do you listen to music?

    Why do you listen to music?

    What does music do for you?

    Do you wish you could play along sometimes? Why?

    What do you think of subway music?

    If New York City had Public Instruments, like Public Play grounds, would you try to play an instrument?

    My initial round of questioning.... not sure if I've attacked successfully....what exactly am I looking for?

    R O U N D 1

  • S O U N D / S P A C E

    Environment, Industrial Design

    M I S S I O N

    I am concerned with the performer and the transportation of his/her equipment, as well as the experience of sound for the audience.

    In developing a design brief I will be looking into the quality and experience of the performance space, and the instruments involved.







  • Things which exist

    Communication, Industrial Design

    Istuffs_177_ This is a link to the first top left image....You can view a you tube clip of the box in action. Its basically a touch pad, plus a can control sounds with it... 'Move your finger from left to right to change the pitch of the note, and up and down to change the sound. But musical sounds are only the beginning, the Kaossilator can also be used like a drum kit with dozens of built in beats and drum sounds.'

    The third and Grey...rectangular....

    'The Stylophone is a miniature stylus operated synthesizer invented in 1967 and used by such iconic musicians as David Bowie, Kraftwerk and Erasure. It features a metal keyboard played by touching it with a stylus. Simply remove the pen and tap any key for classic synth sounds. There is a switch to add vibrato and you can choose from one of three different retro organ type sounds. The tuning knob on the bottom allows for some pitch-bend effects if you must. The Stylophone is one of the simplest electronic instruments you will find, but it's minimal style is a big part of its charm. '

    In this picture....pop up speaker, for Ipod, or other mp'3 device.

    Also a USB Drum Kit....drum pad that plugs into your computer...its flexible too, it can be rolled up....

    3 images of the IPHONE with Music Applications, a Piano, a Drum machine, and a Guitar.


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My Interests

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