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Some organizer for above section?

Plastic cutleries sticking together, making it difficult to take only one. 

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People say menu at the canteen is repetitive and they find it boring. I focused on soup on the menu because it is always on the list, which made me think what if there are any other interesting ways to enjoy having soup.

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Primary Research at the canteen

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I could design some organizers for this section.

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                    Mind Map

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How the user would hold the bowl

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Additional material research

Wood

"Wood" is one of the most used materials on the earth from the olden times. There are many various types of trees around the world according to the geology, and of course a way that people live affects the use of wood.

There are mainly two types of wood: soft and hardwood. Below describes some of their advantages and examples of when they are used.

  • Softwood

       -  Three dimensional sketching = available in a range of thickness and fishiness, easy to work Ex. Interior, exterior and marine applications, structural and decorative uses

       -  Bendy = low cost, lightweight, flexible, easy to form, can be laminated to any thickness. Ex. Architectural cladding, drums, counters, shopfitting, furniture, formwork, bars

       -  High volume = easy to work with both hand and machine tools, accepts stain, paint and varnish well, low stiffness, gluing can e troublesome due to the resin, holds nails and screws well. Ex. Furniture

       -  Excellent stability

       -  The function of smell = easy to work, straight grain, strong colour variation, poor for steam bending, highly distinctive aroma, fades to silver-grey after weathering. Ex. Pencils, beehives, wardrobes, inferior grades for construction

       -  Thermal and acoustic insulation ex. Ground erosion control, ropes, carpets, rugs

       -  Metal replacement = hard as metal but only a fraction of its weight, compression-proof and resistant to wear, dimensionally stable, absorbs noise, resistant to water, oil, diluted acids and alkaline, stable within a wide temperature range. Ex. Mine sweepers, nuclear shielding, textile, electrical engineering

       -  Dense ex. Tools such as hammer

       -  Shredded wood ex. Beams, lintels, headers, trusses, columns, posts, internal and external applications, decking, railway beams

       -  Natural electronics = relatively low tooling costs, economical use of timber, high moisture1 absorption, Ex. Similar applications that require moulding, industrial packing

       -  Chemical-free = flexible at room temperature, can be worked as normal timber, allows for easy prototyping, not suitable for softwoods, Ex. Handrails, sports equipment, shop fittings, cabinet-making, sign making, walking sticks, door handles, curtain rails, furniture,

       -  Easily bent = allows for most timbers to be curved, mass or low-scale production, can be relatively simple for mock-ups, Ex. Curved panels

 

  • Hardwood

       -  Strong and flexible = straight-grained, coarse texture, excellent workability when steamed, outstanding toughness, good flexibility

       -  Natural weather ability = good resistance to chemicals, moderately easy to work, good for steam bending, medium density, excellent dimensional stability in a wide range of temperature Ex. Ship-building, cabinet-making, garden furniture, chemical containers, lab benches, decking

Wood is seasonal thus there are various colours, kinds and softness. Moreover, wooden natural textile enhances the aesthetic of the object.

 

 Reference: Z. Emerson, 2003, RotoVision, p.9 -111

 

Cork

"Cork is an impermeable, buoyant material, a prime-subset of bark tissue that is harvested for commercial use primarily from Quercus suber (the Cork Oak), which isendemic to southwest Europe and northwest Africa. Cork is composed of suberin, ahydrophobic substance, and because of its impermeable, buoyant, elastic, and fire retardant properties, it is used in a variety of products, the most common of which is for wine stoppers."

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cork_%28material%29, visited 4/12/2014

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So many tissues into the container makes taking a few tissue out difficult. --> designing a tissue container that is easy to take out the tissue when it's full?

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Concept: How to eat food at the canteen more playfully

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How the user would hold the cup

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Plates by Boguslaw Sliwinski

Reference: http://www.dezeen.com/tag/plates/
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Reference: http://www.dezeen.com/tag/plates/
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"The Polish designer Boguslaw Sliwinski has created a new series of plates to encourage people to play with their food, this time allowing diners to recreate sporting action with their vegetables. - http://www.dezeen.com/2012/06/05/sport-plates-by-boguslaw-sliwinski/"

 

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About Guillaume Delvigne

 "Born in France in 1979, Guillaume Delvigne studied at the Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique and the Politecnico di Milano. Graduated in 2002, he starts in Milan along-side George J. Sowden during two years and then he settles in Paris as a freelance designer. - http://www.guillaumedelvigne.com/93200/-about- "

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I liked the idea that users are required to interact with the pieces and can personalize their tableware by themselves.

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Panier percé by Guillaume Delvigne & Ionna Vautrin

Reference: http://kiefferceramics.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/delvigne_vautrin_panier_perce.jpg
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Reference: http://kiefferceramics.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/r_mcbride_grooveware.jpg
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Reference: http://www.guillaumedelvigne.com/93212/647261/-all-works-/bote-tamise-industreal-2007
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Reference: http://www.guillaumedelvigne.com/93212/647261/-all-works-/bote-tamise-industreal-2007
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Reference: http://kiefferceramics.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/vautrin_delvigne_gauffre.jpg
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"brought up as the son of designers Gijs Bakker and Emmy van Leersum, he decided against following the traditional way of education and instead has sought out his own strengths. Bakker is an autodidact that likes to follow his own path. - http://www.aldobakker.com/about/biography-aldo-bakker"

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"As a result of the de- and reconstruction, many people do not recognize the function of Bakker’s designs at first – sometimes Bakker seems to produce designs that have yet to find a use. This makes them intriguing, for they seem very logical and ordinary at the same time, as if, in spite of their oddity, they feel at home in the world http://www.aldobakker.com/about/biography-aldo-bakker"

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Tableware by Aldo Bakker

Reference: http://www.dezeen.com/2009/03/23/tableware-by-aldo-bakker/
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Aldo's designs are fun to see because we don't really know how they work at first sight. They are also visually interesting.

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Reference: http://windandwillowhome.com/products/wooden-mixing-spoons-set-of-3-fall-harvest
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Reference: http://www.discountcoffee.co.uk/products/crystal-sugar-swizzle-sticks-100-brown
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Rag Spag Spoon

Reference: http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/product/Liberty//Rag-Spag-Spoon/91870
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NOTA Coffe Mug by Lee Hae Seung Scott

Reference: https://lovethatmag.com/must-haves/this-cup-is-no-mug/
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Reference: https://lovethatmag.com/must-haves/this-cup-is-no-mug/
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The coffee mug is simple design but I like the function of holding a spoon inside of the mug. It may restrict the size of tea spoon we can use, but I think it is an interesting idea.

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How a tea bag usually ends up

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I always forget to take off tea bag when I make tea and leaving the tea bag makes the tea bitter.

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Researching different size and shape of mugs' handles

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Elephant Mug

Reference: http://www.in-spaces.com/products/elephant-mug
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British bone china House of Hackney cup

Reference: http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/product/Liberty//Midnight-Hackney-Empire-Tea-Cup-and-Saucer-/108997
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Mr Geography Teacher coffee cup set from the Jimbob Art collection

http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/product/Liberty//Mr-Geography-Teacher-Coffee-Cup-Set/84951
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