Selections features the remarkable work of MassArt professors who are newly hired or returning from sabbatical. A venue for faculty to showcase their work, often in experimental directions or media, this exhibition is a perennial favorite.
Rainfield is the first site-specific installation in the College's new Design and Media Center. Conceptualized by Visiting Professor, sculptor Daniel Clayman, this installation was created in partnership with his 18 students in the fall 2016 class Structured Light.
"Volvo Vision" provides reliable security and safety as a monitor designed to the standard of the Volvo brand. Key design elements include: soft edges blended with angles, metallic highlights and trim, nested touch points, snaking lights, high end material and finish, and high-tech features. The design was guided by minimalist aesthetics and the incorporation of Volvo's advance security brand promise. One major element of the redesign was the focus on a wifi capable monitor.
For this project, students were assigned to design a Bluetooth speaker to fit into the branding of an existing company. This speaker is designed for snowboarders, so it is waterproof, shockproof, attachable to any straps, and is Bluetooth compatible.
The woodshop is a state of the art facility serving as a safe and efficient resource for everyone who walks through its doors. It is available during scheduled hours to MassArt students who are currently enrolled in a course which uses the woodshop for each class, or have successfully completed one of the gateway courses.
For the project Take Apart Branding, Eleni's group was given a reciprocating power saw made by Black & Decker. For a few weeks, the group studied the power saw by sketching it to learn its form, reading user reviews to find problems, and used the saw to discover issues with the current design. After choosing the brand Gerber Knives, the final assignment was to create a final prototype.
The focus of this assignment was to redesign the Black & Decker Powered Handsaw following a brand language. After using the voice of the costumer and first hand experience, Hali began a phase of developing possible concepts that would tackle the shortcomings of the original powered handsaw. The brand I choose was John Deere.