Thursday, January 29, 2009

Urban landscape pattern

My pattern:

My inspiration:

For this pattern I pulled inspiration from a Victorian pattern. This was a challenge because the image that I worked with was composed of straight lines and most patterns were mainly curves. The technique that I used in photoshop was the transform function. I wanted to mirror the images so I flipped it horizontally/vertically.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Design Manifesto

I believe that good design should incorporate strong form and texture.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My response to "Computing in Architectural Design" by Yehuda Kalay.

Having read this article, I now have a better understanding about the role of computers in the design world. Computers have made a significant impact ever since they were created. For most people, they are a part of their everyday lives. You can say the same about the impact of computer technology for design. CAD is said to be a vital tool for design. However, drafting by hand is still an acceptable form of visual communication. Essentially, I feel that a designer should be knowledgeable in both methods. Design technology has evolved significantly over the last 50 or so and I imagine that it will continue to advance over the coming generations.