Connor's Somewhat Bearable Design Blog

Connor's Somewhat Bearable Design Blog

This weekend I visited my Uncle Bob, Aunt Mel, and their daughters Cassidy (age 5), Brooke (age 3), and Harper (age 1) to interview an average american family about sustainability and get understand a bit more about how kids interact on the playground. I got a ton of great information! I gave Cassidy a GoPro, and while I interviewed her parents she went off and explored the playground. I got a lot of great footage and have a bunch of new ideas of how to create a sustainable playground.
I also have some new artwork to hang in my studio!

This weekend I visited my Uncle Bob, Aunt Mel, and their daughters Cassidy (age 5), Brooke (age 3), and Harper (age 1) to interview an average american family about sustainability and get understand a bit more about how kids interact on the playground. I got a ton of great information! I gave Cassidy a GoPro, and while I interviewed her parents she went off and explored the playground. I got a lot of great footage and have a bunch of new ideas of how to create a sustainable playground.

I also have some new artwork to hang in my studio!

Okay, cool…. I’m working my senior project so I’ll be uploading some research and all that jazz within the next couple weeks. I might start uploading personal drawings to this blog or I might not. We’ll see about that…

My idea for senior design is that sustainability is not fun. While it is an necessity aspect of our developing civilization, for the most part it is boring and requires a lot of extra effort. I intended to make sustainability fun or to make fun sustainable. I don’t want to be preachy, I want the project to be approachable and enjoyable. Sustainable fun would teach the basics of sustainability through indirect learning through interaction.

That’s what I got so far, not a bad launch pad.  I grabbed a gopro from one of my housemates so I’ll be doing a few interviews and interaction research this weekend.

Okay, that’s enough update for now

I can’t stand themes, this is going to drive me crazy. I refuse to do actual “work” until I get this blog looking decent.

Journal Update

Okay so it’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. So here goes everything! Just finished working at SHIFT_DESIGN. It was a great experience, learned a bunch, and make a few bucks. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. And I do… say so…myself. (You are overwhelmed with my comedic wit). Stop, please, honestly you’re too much.

Anyway, I’ll upload a few of the projects that I’ve worked on as they are released publicly. Need to watch out for the ever tricky NDA. I am also working on my senior design project so keep an eye out for some moderately interesting updates!

If you are still reading this, wow. Congratulations! You’ve made it this far!… I was not expecting that… Honestly, thank you for checking out my blog, I promise it will have more personality than previous posts might indicate. I know you have important places to be and characters to ship so go on, have fun, and use firewalls.

Fairmount Living Tiles

Long time since an update, but here I go!

I’ve recently been working with SHIFT_DESIGN (woo) and have been working for a few months on this project, Fairmount, with a few of my new work buddies.

Fairmount is a modular green roof system that allows easy install and low maintenance. The benefits of our green roof system include alleviating the urban heat index, neutralized carbon emissions, and beautification of urban environments!

We have just launched our project on kickstarter!

Any help funding Fairmount would be greatly appreciated. We have a variety of rewards ranging from single to forty tiles! That’s enough to cover 50 sq. feet!

With your help, we can redefine sustainable urban living!

That Turtleneck is Choking You

Old project from Multimedia Space which pretty much defines my life at this point. Such sigh.

Old project from Multimedia Space which pretty much defines my life at this point. Such sigh.

Sketch from a while back of shoes.

Sketch from a while back of shoes.

Connor White's Design Portfolio

I’ve updated my portfolio on Behance! I gotta say, behance has a way better interface than Coroflot.

Sketch page for my flask bracelet from last year, touching op on my portfolio.

Sketch page for my flask bracelet from last year, touching op on my portfolio.

Redesigned alarm clock for mr design research final. The power button on the side toggles the radio. There is a toggle button for the alarm. Also includes an improved button hierarchy, large numbers, and compact form.
Redesigned alarm clock for mr design research final. The power button on the side toggles the radio. There is a toggle button for the alarm. Also includes an improved button hierarchy, large numbers, and compact form.
Redesigned alarm clock for mr design research final. The power button on the side toggles the radio. There is a toggle button for the alarm. Also includes an improved button hierarchy, large numbers, and compact form.
Redesigned alarm clock for mr design research final. The power button on the side toggles the radio. There is a toggle button for the alarm. Also includes an improved button hierarchy, large numbers, and compact form.

Redesigned alarm clock for mr design research final. The power button on the side toggles the radio. There is a toggle button for the alarm. Also includes an improved button hierarchy, large numbers, and compact form.

Alarm Clock concept for my design research class final tomorrow. Made using Autodesk Sketchbook. I fell like I’m getting better with communicating concepts through sketching, which I am very happy about. More to come as I work on finals.

Alarm Clock concept for my design research class final tomorrow. Made using Autodesk Sketchbook. I fell like I’m getting better with communicating concepts through sketching, which I am very happy about. More to come as I work on finals.

More boxes with holes

More boxes with holes

I am trying out some new shading techniques and still getting acquainted with my tablet

I am trying out some new shading techniques and still getting acquainted with my tablet

Practicing shoes and tablet drawing using sketchbook pro.

Practicing shoes and tablet drawing using sketchbook pro.