Today IDSA hosted a sketch workshop. One of our professors, Dean Bacalzo had the participants go through a few exercise sketches.
He talked about different drivers. Brand drivers, animal drivers, and other elements that could drive design concepts. One challenge that posed difficulties for many of the guys there was to design a power tool for women. Some important things mentioned were that handles needed to be smaller, and curvilinear and utilitarian designs would sell better to a female audience.
I tried designing a powertool handle “if HUMMER designed it.”
One sketch exercise we had to do was to draw on napkin. Because napkin tears very easily, only a small amount of pressure can be applied to the pen. He gave us 1 minute.
Here are two other sketches for today.