Smartphone enabled design: utilising unique markers for re-imagining Ming vases

Found, P.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-9856-7926 and Lin, M.-H., 2016. Smartphone enabled design: utilising unique markers for re-imagining Ming vases. In: D. Higgins ORCID: 0000-0002-0632-5717 and V. Dhupa, eds., In This Place: Cumulus Association Biannual International Conference: conference proceedings, School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 27 April - 1 May 2016. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University: CADBE, pp. 347-352. ISBN 9780992887810

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The conceptual relationship explored is the comparison between this place “here” (A) and this place “there” (B).
Each place has specific characteristics that differentiate it from everywhere else. Perhaps most significantly of all, is geographical position; this place (here) and this (an)other place (here) are, by definition, in different locations. Inspired by research into mobile music, which allows for the creative process to take place anywhere, at any time, this paper explores the use of smartphones as a tool for 3D sketching ideas for ceramic vessels. For “In This Place”, the intention is to employ an innovative approach to design, utilising smartphone devices to gather and process location specific data to create a series of unique, singular forms. The resulting digital models can then be 3D printed. As well as exploring a new design process, this allows for a kind of collaboration, as users in different locations contribute to designing the complete series of vessels. Specifically, the aim is to reimagine a ‘pseudo Ming’ dynasty-era vase form, whereby the vessel has a central, vertical division. One half is redesigned by each user “here”, and becomes a unique redesign of the vessel, subtly different to all others designed in their own “here”.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Found, P.D. and Lin, M.-H.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University: CADBE
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: December 2016
ISBN: 9780992887810
Rights: Copyright © 2016. The copyright of each paper in this conference proceedings is the property of the author(s). Permission is granted to reproduce copies of these works for purposes relevant to the above conference, provided that the author(s), source and copyright notice are included on each copy. For other uses please contact the author(s) via their institution or organisation.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 11 Jan 2017 11:29
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:25

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