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BRANDON HODGES | industrial and interaction designer


Whirl

ALTHOUGH MEDIA HAS BROUGHT THE WORLD INTO OUR HOMES WITH EASE, THERE IS STILL A DISCONNECT FROM ONE SIDE OF THE GLOBE TO THE OTHER.


A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF VARIOUS CULTURES AND BELIEFS CAN BE FORMED USING THREE STEPS... INITIATE, DISCUSS, AND UNDERSTAND


Understand

Discuss

Initiate


WHIRL IS A WEB BASED NETWORK WHERE USERS POST BELIEFS, CULTURE, AND THEORIES WHICH ARE THEN DISCUSSED LIVE. EACH DAY THE TOPICS CHANGE, CONSISTENTLY INFORMING PEOPLE.


Whirl


Fine tuning

TUNING A RADIO IS A LOST ART THAT CAN ONLY BE FOUND ON THE INSIDE OF THE DEVICE AND THROUGH THE KNOBS AND STATIC THAT CONNECT THE USER TO THE TECHNOLOGY.


SKETCHES OF POTENTIAL RADIO DESIGNS THAT COMMUNICATE THE LOST ART OF TUNING TECHNOLOGY.


THE FINAL PROTOTYPE WHICH IS DESIGNED WITH WEIGHTS REPRESENTED BY THE HERTZ THAT CAN BE USED TO REACH A RADIO STATION WHEN PUT ON THE SCALE.


A + B = Radio Station


Lighting Series

SKETCHES FOR A SHELF LAMP WHICH IS DESIGNED TO LAYER AND MIMIC THE CFL BULB SHAPE.


THE MODEL WAS ROUTED USING A CNC MACHINE IN ORDER TO CREATE THE POPLAR SPRING. THE PIECE HAS VARIOUS HOLES TO CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF LIGHT.


SKETCHES FOR A TASK LAMP THAT WAS INSPIRED BY A CRANE.


THE LAMP WAS CREATED USING SIMPLE WALNUT PIECES AND WING NUTS AND BOLTS. A FABRIC CORD FINALIZES THE LAMP.


THE LIGHT BULB WAS PAINTED USING HEAT RESISTANT PAINT AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE TYPICAL SHADE.


SKETCHES OF PENDENT LAMPS USING WALNUT VENEER.


THE PENDENT LAMP IS COMPOSED OF WALNUT VENEER STRIPS WHICH ARE LAYERED AND BOLTED TOGETHER. THE STRIPS CAN BE CLOSED FOR EASY PACKING.


On | off Switch

SKETCHES FOCUSING ON THE COLLISION OF TWO OR MORE ELEMENTS FOR THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF AN ON / OFF SWITCH.


THE FEATURES OF THE SWITCH; WHICH INCLUDE A REMOVABLE KEY THAT GLIDES ACROSS A CURVED SLOPING TRACK.


On

Off


Clear h2o

WITH OVER ONE BILLION PEOPLE WHO LACK THE ACCESS TO POTABLE WATER, THERE IS ALWAYS A CONSTANT NEED FOR FURTHER FILTRATION DEVELOPMENT.


WE BEGAN BY TESTING VARIOUS FILTRATIONS USING MATERIALS THAT ARE AVAILABLE IN MANY OF THE AREAS THAT LACK POTABLE WATER.


THE FINAL PRODUCT WAS A TOOL BAG THAT DISPLAYED ICON BASED INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE YET AFFECTIVE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM.


http://bthodges.com/Brandon%20Hodges%20Portfolio  

http://bthodges.com/Brandon%20Hodges%20Portfolio.pdf

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