Mood Board for HACER Website Development

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 by innovative_edge

We kicked off our visual design phase of the HACER Website Development project last night with a little mood board. Fun!

12 Creative and Critical Ski Boot Options

Monday, March 2, 2009 by innovative_edge

This is an exercise I did for my ski boot project. Come up with 6 Critical and 6 Wild and Creative options for a product/object. I chose to continue research and development of my ski boot project. Our in class critique today brought me to some interesting conclusions that have helped further my overall development of the project. I am quite please!

Calendar Design

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Here is a calendar design that I've developed for a website project that I am managing. The idea is to cleanly separate things that you are doing for the week and will happen on the due date with the things that you will complete as a result for the following week. In then end you should also be able to visualize the complete development of the project throughout it's duration.

Fun social design project

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 by innovative_edge

Create your band name & album cover!

This is a fun/quick one. Here’s what you do:

1 - Go to Wikipedia’s “random” page:

The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Quotations Page’s "random quotations":

The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your album.

3 - Go to Flickr and click “explore last seven days”

The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use Photoshop or similar to put it together.

5 - Share with your friends! Put it on Facebook or Flickr

Ski Boots Are HELL

by innovative_edge

Here's a study I did a couple of weeks ago as an expansion of my Ski Boot ideas into the usability of ski boots.

Ben Kweller @ the Varsity

Friday, February 20, 2009 by innovative_edge

Check out my review of Ben Kweller at the Varsity Theatre Tuesday night on Perfect Porridge!

Pro prototyping

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by innovative_edge

Simple, but effective prototyping technique from Google.

Reading for Ideas Journal

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 by innovative_edge

The fact that light can only travel so fast proves the existence of time! The thought of putting a sign on a planet that is then seen 100 million years later because it takes that long for the light to reach that place... I think that proves time right? However, how fast is the universe expanding? Does it expand faster than the speed of light at some point? Is there a relative curve that speed operates on? Is it linear or exponential?

Lykke Li @ Varsity Theatre

Monday, February 9, 2009 by innovative_edge

Check out my review of Lykke Li at the Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis last night on Perfect Porridge.

Mood Boards Today!

by innovative_edge

In Creative & Critical Thinking this morning our class developed mood boards and brainstormed ideas for a "secret" client. They rightly are to remain secret since they are starting a business with unique ideas. I was super excited to help them with their ideation! This is the kind of thing I want to do for a living - Consult with small innovative businesses about new ways to approach their products or services.

Revision no.2

Saturday, February 7, 2009 by innovative_edge

After some research for my Human Factors that I will post soon, I've made a new revision to my Ski Boot design. Hopefully I will have a prototype and a full concept idea by the end of the semester.

Reading for Ideas Journal

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 by innovative_edge

In my Reading for Ideas class we will be required to record approximately two journal entries per week. I like blogs, pictures, vidoes, links etc. and I do most of my quantitative research online, so I think it will be appropriate to record these journal entries here to be tagged as "readingforideas" so that they can be referenced together at a later date.

These journal entries will consist of thoughts provoked by our readings in class and how it might apply to our personal/professional work.

We are currently reading from Italo Calvino's "Cosmicomics"

Here's to more future documentation of my mental process! Let's figure this out!

Gundam 00 Season 2 Episode 17

Sunday, February 1, 2009 by innovative_edge

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Super overwhelmed lately. Too many classes, too many assignments, and too many engagements. I love a busy lifestyle, but I'm not totally an all-over-the-map kind of guy. I like some continuity, but that will be my challenge this semester. That's my opportunity of peril. These 18 credits are not going to be the death of me. I will make them work for me. I'm going to try my absolute hardest to make everything flow together into a grand symphony of MCAD Portfolio Progression!


That's what it's gonna take.

Lykke Li is my hero lately -->

Breaking it up – alternative live video. Filmed by: Christian Haag from Lykke Li on Vimeo.

In other news, I went to Afton Alps yesterday and took advantage of the beautiful 40F weather. It was a glorious thing. Afton is surprisingly big, and for having such a small vertical drop (350ft.) they have a surprisingly good terrain park(s). I was surprised to find at least 6 individual park sections including some prime jumps maxing out at around 35ft. Needless to say it was good to spend some time with my feet off the ground. There was a photographer present as I sailed over the last big jump and I hope to see a picture pop up somewhere on the internet soon!

Next on this list --- I had a massage this morning! First time evAr! It was wonderful. Vanilla oil is great. I want to go back. The measly 25 minutes that I could afford was not enough. I want 120 minutes with hot rocks on my back! However, Sanctuary Spa was kind enough to give me a ticket for a free hair cut on my next visit. Thanks guys! I'll be back!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009 by innovative_edge

I miss playing music. I want to confess right now that I haven't been playing guitar at all since the beginning of this past summer. I mean, I've picked it up a few times, but nothing serious. It's so strange, because something that is so much a part of me as a person has sort of dissipated into some unknown corner of the world and left me alone. A much less emotional person.

I was never the best guitar player or singer by any stretch of the imagination. I was good enough that I could write and perform my own music with a small level of competence. The point was how it felt. Jamming out with friends or screaming sorrow at the top of my lungs felt so good. Especially performing it live in the midst of the situation you are expressing. Genuine emotion. It's deep.

I feel a longing for my heart to just cry out like that. I remember the feeling. It's so pure. Not necessarily in sorrow. Just to pour out all the good and bad. Like the deepest despair or screaming heavenly joys from the top of a mountain.

I'll figure it out. I need to reinvent my musical self. Even listening to music has less feeling for me because I don't create my own. It's sad.

I will change.

Lykke Li

by innovative_edge

Piercing gaze, hints of reggae, interesting face, strong voice.

She's also an olympic gymnast. But seriously. She's good, and this song is amazing.

This is what I want to do with my life....

Saturday, January 24, 2009 by innovative_edge

wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo.

The new DH

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 by innovative_edge

I am going to redesign the DH ski boot. I swear. Look out Meyerhoffer!