Class 4: Science, Engineering & Art

β€œIt’s all about one thing: creative problem-solving to get the story out.”—Robert Greenberg, R/GA

Nobody Beats The Drum – Grindin’ from Nobody Beats The Drum on Vimeo.

About not being so good.

Discussion: Often I make the pretense of being opening minded to promote discussion, but today I would like to share my belief and begin our conversation there:

I don’t feel the scientific method is different in whole cloth from an interactive designer’s user-oriented design process, nor do I believe that the material constraints of an engineer’s formula differ entirely from the aesthetic constraints a mature painter adopts when they possess a style. I contend the artificial distinctions between the engineer, scientist and artist are antiquated notions more suited to industrial thinking than to the service economy the world is beginning to embrace. Was Da Vinci a scientist, painter, artist, businessman, inventor… or are those distinctions really useful? Are they really so different? Isn’t it more interesting to call him an observationalist or an explorer? What are you? Are you JUST an artist? Aren’t you a whole lot more? Maybe a musician, a friend, a brother or sister, a lego savant, a dabbler, a student? What we find over and over again is that great artists are also great deal makers, often idea-hungry news hounds, fabulous communicators, engineers, and scientists.


Introducing: Biomemetics, Ross Lovegrove
Please watch:

Known as “Captain Organic,” Ross Lovegrove embraces nature as the inspiration for his “fat-free” design. Each object he creates — be it bottle, chair, staircase or car — is reduced to its essential elements. His pieces offer minimal forms of maximum beauty. “Lovegrove’s specialty is in qualifying the present moment in design, rather than restyling the past, by employing new technologies with new materials to define new shapes.” – New York Times



  1. Make revisions on the hotel homepage design, design an internal showing the various rooms.
  2. Find a website that you love with multimedia, animations or some sort of immersive vivid media experience. write a paragraph on why you love it and link to it on the blog.
    Every week from now till the end of class you will need to write a short paragraph your blog entry.
  3. Using the royal slider, make an interactive animation about your feelings for “winter”. There must be at least 5 slides. Download it here.

Learn more: Biomimicry

fun? But does it float?
Another reason to play video games:

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Homework 11. Alternate Assignment

Im still working on my characters. Here is my main character in different views. I have each part saved as separate .pngs so that i can animate her. Also here is my first attempt at a walking cycle

here is the same walking cycle but with imagery and sound

Homework Assignment #10: Elizabeth Owens

Homework Assignment #7.1: Elizabeth Owens

Homework 3

Link to Video -

Sarah Brown: Homework #2 + Revision

Weekly Report

Revision Based on Critique: Weekly Report Revision

Fixed the visibility problem by adding more contrast.

Revised: 5-2-2012