The world is expecting the future of manufacturing to be changed with the introduction of new technology tools, such as 3D printers. "Bookend" is about finding new ways to design and develop artistic yet functional furniture using the latest technology tool.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
In typical room environments users have too many types organizers on their desk, clean but visually messy. Pens and pencils are necessary tool to use with books and notes, it makes a sense to keep them near by each other.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The "Bookend" has a pocket for holding pen and pencils, making it easy to access them and organize them. This built in feature will allow users to keep their desk clean from visual mess.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in May 2015 and finished in August 2015 in in West Lafayette, IN , and was exhibited in Purdue gallery in November 2015.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The "Bookend" 3D data can be downloaded by anyone in the 3D printer community, paying one time fee and the user can build as many of their own customizable bookend with different size, color, and material options.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width 158 mm x Depth 140 mm x Height 114 mm
3D, Printing, bookend, pen, organizers
Ethnographic research was conducted to find out on student user behaviors, how they organize their desk, what are the items they keep on their desk, and problems of keeping them clean.
There are many desk organizers that are developed for solving this issue, so it is somewhat challenge to come up with anything new for the user. Also, there are many challenges building an object using a 3D printer with its limitations.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Tong Jin Kim
Tong Jin Kim