14.10.2010 0 °C
Hmmmmmm! where do I start?!
The past 4 or so days burnt me lots. I was preparing for the Design Agent design brief and it drained me. Spending time at the design academy is really one of my most favorite times in Kuopio, its amazing to be ethnographic in a serious design world and the students there are just WHOA! The ideas that come from those heads! We were given a design brief for a mobile,hand-held design agent concept that will help a designer in a work environment. I came up with a mobile device that will help a designer capture project information during a context-mapping phase of a design circle. In addition to thinking of a 'brilliant" device, 1 of the expectations was that we model this concepts in Solidworks 2010 (I had to download & teach myself in less than 2 weeks! God bless the internet) and to also do a real-life prototype of the device. Unfortunately I did not manage to do the prototype as the lecturer there got busy with other commitments by the time I approached him. Below are snapshots of my model:
My presentation went well, and unfortunately the teaching language is Soumi so I did not get good feedback as the lecturers struggle with English. Sad, but its a reality here and some of us swallowed it down like bile and carried on. As we were given a break for lunch, I saw the 1st snow flakes come down! I got really excited and told Monty (We were on mxit chat), I sneaked out as others went for lunch, the camera had some work to do! And as more flakes came down in a concrete form, so did the temperature!:o By the time I got to the town center it was 1 degrees Celsius! I was wearing light summer gloves and pushing the bike, at some point my hands got so cold I could not type into phone! Then I decided to ride the bike slowly and by the time i got to the University of Eastern Finland I literally could not feel my fingers!I had to go to the bathroom and wash my hands with hot water for a while, my hands freeze easily even when I am in my country. The lunch was good, lots as always and afterwards I dashed out as the snow fall got thicker..lights, camera action! Take a look:
And More! Camera was busy! Lil African Boy was seeing snow for the 1st time!
After this I took a nap.I was tired, slept for only 7 hours in 2 days! Design world!I'm getting there! Woke up to find the outside even more white.More memories to follow....