DIS • deledda international school

international baccalaureate program • genoa, italy

IB design | technology

instructor: matthew rice

DP1 2016-2017 | STUDENT PROJECTS

materials and innovative design and technology

Each student chose a material: titanium, fiber-composite, plywood, plastic, and then selected a specific product design that would allow him/her to research how the material choice affects design and manufacturing, with particular emphasis on innovative techniques.

 

ASSIGNMENT: analyze a well-designed modern or contemporary object that: 
• takes advantage of the properties of the material, and even advances the use and understanding of the material, 
• utilizes contemporary or modern processes of manufacturing (meaning industrially-produced), 
• is in some way sustainable, or the phases of disposal or recycling have been considered, 
• has had an impact on everyday life, or at least for a reasonable portion of the populace.


PLASTIC | Manila Di Giovanni

digiovanni skin
digiovanni skin
digiovanni skin
digiovanni skin
digiovanni skin
digiovanni skin

STEEL | Elena Bruzzi

bruzzi bridge
bruzzi bridge
bruzzi bridge
bruzzi bridge
bruzzi bridge
bruzzi bridge

migrating objects / changing cultures: mapping design transformation

Each student selected, analyzed and “mapped” a design object that demonstrated the many influences on design that cross borders. 

The map demonstrates how the object: 
• has moved from culture to culture, place to place, being transformed along the way 
• has had many influences and is found in different forms in different places 
• while looking or being the same or similar, is used in different ways in different cultures 
• shows the effects of various cultures on its transformation, and also reflects cultural change
• is an industrially produced object (at least in the present day) in order to address modernity and industrialization, contemporary society and design culture.

fadda heels
bruzzi-mirror
di giovanni manga
yang-tier

ergonomic modifications

December 2016: a short exercise to analyze an everyday use object and then propose ergonomic modifications to make it easier to use, particularly for those with strength or dexterity limitations such as the elderly.

Vegetable peeler - Elena Bruzzi

bruzzi
before
bruzzi
after
di giovanni


Can opener - Camilla Fadda

bruzzi
before
di giovanni
after

Dental floss dispenser - Maria Trucchi

bruzzi
after

ergonomic analysis of everyday objects (and drawing practice)

bruzzi


Elena Bruzzi

di giovanni


Manilla di Giovanni

fadda


Camilla Fadda

segala


Maria Sofia Segala