The cable on the #Logitech G430 headphones is long. Really long. So long that the cable usually stays partially bundled using Velcro just to remove some of the excess. It's nice to have the extra just in case (I can walk pretty far from my desk and STILL have slack, pretty great) but a lot of the time it's in the way, or snarling up my feet, or winding around my keyboard, etc. That's where this design comes in. 2 of these should allow for cable channeling or winding and generally keeping things from getting underfoot. They're sized to the same dimensions as the shelf (now in place, but not finished) except they allow for some flexibility so that they clamp to the table. If that fails, I’ll add a hole for a screw and permanently fix them, but fingers crossed that won’t be necessary. To the printer!
Made a ProtoWorld to test out concepts and set up basic mechanics. I decided to move forward with floating panels as the interactive elements; however, after some user tests, I also decided to swap out the dim screen navigation UI for orbs on the floor. The orbs will be photospheres that let the user navigate between rooms through teleportation.
Paper prototyping 📝
Prototyping or especially paper prototyping is a research methodology that helps to visualize and test ideas and concepts in an early stage of a project. This can be done with minimum investment in time and cost.
Paper prototyping has regained popularity with the spread of agile design methodologies, inspired by movements such as human or user centred design and design thinking.
Obviously, paper prototyping is not a complete substitute for digital prototyping. It does, however, have some advantages its higher-fidelity counterpart does not.
⚡️ Rapid iteration — prototyping on paper lets you create — and throw away — multiple versions without wasting time.
⚡️ Inexpensive — paper is of course cheap, and even additional tools and kits won’t break the bank.
⚡️ Increased creativity — the freedom of pencil and paper facilitates experimentation and new ideas more than software, which is limited by their features and the designer’s familiarity.
⚡️ Team-building — don’t underestimate the effects of fun arts and crafts in a business environment. Drawing, cutting, and pasting together can build team unity and raise spirits.
Paper prototyping is perfect for early stage conceptualizing. Its speed, ease, and simplicity make it far better suited for experimenting with new ideas than more complex digital prototypes. It is perfect for brainstorming meetings and sessions as well as light usability testing early on
I listen to this podcast religiously every friday morning on the train and it is my favourite podcast. Its so good listening to @johngrimsmoknives and @saundersmachineworks talking openly about all the hurdles, pitfalls and rewards of running machine shops. I doubt anyone from the #instamachinist community doesnt listen to it but it is gold for anyone of any level. Make sure you have a notepad ready because some of the stuff they reference to using or bits of information they pass on is so useful.
To the Johns, you ask for any changes and recommendations. Something like a googledocs of the notes would be so good. Just something for you two to dump links and names of things for the episode. Ive seen it done on other podcasts and its really useful. Also i never know what the best way to contact you two are when you ask for advice/ideas so maybe at the bottom of the shownotes put whatever your prefered means of this is. Again, ive seen it done with something like a google docs where you can make it publicly editable. I do also like the idea of a guest. Not every episode but maybe once a month getting someone else on. Helps grow their online profile more and gets a fresh opinion on how things are done.
Hope this was somewhat useful and even if you keep everything the same i will be more than happy. You are definitely two of the main people who have encouraged me to start being more open on the internet with my work and projects and hopefully it will encourage more too.
The easiest way to prototype. 3d printing is such a useful tool and it's speeding up our design process. You can move from concept to CAD to 3d print in a few hours! There's never been a better time to be an inventor!
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Ryan Freeland is one of our brand new YAB members this year- he’s currently a second-year MA student at @umichsph, where he’s working towards a degree in health informatics. As a member of YAB, Ryan has assisted in both graphic consultations and abstract reviews for our YTH Live conference. Going forward, he is hoping to assist in wireframing and prototyping for our future projects. He says that he “lives and breathes the mission of YTH” and is “honored” to be part of our organization.⠀
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