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

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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!

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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!