Week 2

Week 2

2.3 VISUAL EXPRESSION II

2D SKETCHES
05/04/2014

Sketch of an Armchair

Four Perspectives

Here are four different perspectives of an armchair.

2.2 USERS’ NEEDS

05/04/2014

After interviewing a handful of users my user need list is as follows:

An attractive t-shirt
Price
Doesn’t cost too much
Isn’t too cheap
costs whatever it costs

Appearance
Is a fun color
Is a nice feeling material
Has an interesting design
Is plain
Isn’t too babyish
Isn’t too girlish
Has an image of something I like
Matches the color of my pants
Can be worn to school, work or at home
Isn’t pink
! Has a (small) pocket
Doesn’t have a pocket
Is white
Has short sleeves (can be worn all year round)

Material
Isn’t made of material that is too heavyweight
Isn’t made of material that is too lightweight
Doesn’t have a scratchy tag in the back
Is not see through

Size
Is the right length
Has a hole that my head easily fits through
Is comfortable

Care
Is easy to wash
Doesn’t need to be ironed.

Design
Has an all-over design
Has a small design
Has a cool design
Is unique
! Has my name on it
Doesn’t have a design
Has an applique design which is softer than embroidery

2.1 DESIGN PROBLEM DEFINITION

05/04/2014

My gap from Week 1 was ‘To find a better t-shirt decoration process.’
When I apply the 5 whys and think about it, the resulting list is as follows:

How can I make more money producing t-shirts?
How can I increase the sales of the t-shirts I produce?
How can I make the t-shirts I produce more attractive?
* Find a better t-shirt decoration process
Conceive a design that is bigger than the embroidery frame.
Realize that design with only part of it being embroidery.
Use fabric paint, applique or other techniques to make a large, attractive design.