Pattern, process, production: a design Investigation in Interior product design, exploring pattern, digital fabrication, and ceramic production

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ashley Danielle Dale (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Stoel Burrowes

Abstract: A design investigation in 3D pattern tessellation for Interior Product Design, exploring the processes of digital fabrication and traditional mass production techniques, to create 3D printed forms for ceramics. This study records the development of functional ceramic vessels evolved from digitally created patterns. Original 2D patterns were 3D modeled, analyzed, and tessellated to create forms for 3D printed prototypes, final use [3D printed ceramics], and models for mold making and casting in clay. This research exploration was conceived to yield a design process and products that can be digitally iterated, crafted, and reproduced. This design investigation's methodology and analysis encompass an in depth digital material, fabrication, craft, and production exploration. The study integrates the fields of Art and Design to decipher innovative processes where traditional and digital product design impact, progress, and contribute to the other. The balance between the multiple disciplines, theories, and craft techniques allows for the resulting products and process to resolve specific design and production limitations of each respective field. This design thesis culminates in a body of work, craft process, and directions for future computing and production research and development.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2014
3D Printing, Ceramics, Craft, Digital Craft, Digital Fabrication, Interior Product Design
Product design
Three-dimensional printing $x Industrial applications
Manufacturing processes $x Automation

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