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Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Industrial Design Self-Study Program

“Weren’t you going to school or something?”

I really hate not being in school right now but I won’t be pursuing my degree until next fall for personal reasons.

Until I can go back to school, I’m putting myself on a little Industrial Design self-study program. The plan is to focus on reading and reviewing books, spending time in the local museums with a sketchbook, coming up to speed on Vectorworks and Solidworks, and taking classes in both figure drawing and Japanese language classes. (If you know of any Japanese classes in Pittsburgh that aren’t university classes, please let me know). There’s also another furniture project I’d like to work on, but that requires bringing the garage out of the last century and into this one. There’s just not much I can do with a single 15A circuit that’s shared with the lights and garage door openers.

Books to be reviewed:

  • The Chair, Galen Cranz
  • Industrial Design Reader, Carma Gorman (ed.)
  • Shaping Things, Bruce Sterling
  • Security and Usability, Cranor and Garfinkel

Anything else I should add to the list?

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posted by jet at 10:01  

1 Comment »

  1. you certainly already have read it but…
    ‘the design of everyday things’ come to mind…

    Comment by YGG — 2006/05/03 @ 08:42

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