16 November 2013

Design practice exercises for everyday - 2

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17.11.2013

Problem :
The municipality of XYZ town decided to convert the town into a metro city. The following pictures depict the current date typical street conditions of the town. As a city development planner, you are required to identify the factors; state the problems with the existing streets, clearly specify the possible solutions along with some sketches supporting your solution.   




18.11.2013

Design Problem :
Geezer are electric water heaters used at homes for providing hot water. It consumes electricity and takes some time to heat the water to given temperature. A XYZ company was working to innovate a product that will provide instant hot water by using household LPG gas. You are working in the company as product designer and were asked to design the above product with the following requirements
  • One inlet for water intake, one inlet for gas intake, and other outlet for hot water through hose pipes (3 to 4 meter)
  • The product should have a heating arrangement (by gas) and water will be pushed in coils of metal pipes to heat that
  • Suitable working switches, regulators are to be placed
  • Vents/holes for letting the gas smoke from the heating panel
 So, please do the following
  1. Disadvantages of the present Geezer
  2. Scope and advantages of your concept, advantages over the geezer
  3. Some simple rough sketches showing the construction of the concept (preferably in exploded view)
  4. A simple but detailed sketch depicting your overall idea
19.11.2013

Problem 1 :
Everybody might have come across the famous crow story. The short story of a thirsty crow, who make an idea of drinking water from a half filled water pot by putting stones/pebbles into it. Make a comic strip depicting the story of the thirsty crow. 

Problem 2 :
Below is shown a picture viewing the general ward of a typical Government hospital. Identify the problems faced by the general users by assuming yourself as a user. State your problems briefly. Give some possible inclusions or changes that can be made with proper justifications. Sketch the new room (you may neglect human sketching).

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For 18.11.13 design question regarding the Geezer, please check the below sample pictures that were commonly used at homes using LPG for your idea.

    
Solution for 18.11.13 Geezer design problem - shared with me by Varun shankar was shown in below pictures

 


20.11.2013
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I forgot to give details about storyboard in any of my previous posts. Storyboard kind of design questions were appearing in CEED these days. So, I request you all to learn some basic rules for storyboard making by going through the below webpages (at least for today) that I searched for your convenience. After going through the websites, you may do the exercises given next to web links. You may just have an overview (insight) of the following webpages but please observe how stories have been conveyed through sketches.
  • A very good website for storyboard making - here
  • A starting guide to storyboard - here
  • Some examples of storyboard - here
After understanding the concept of storyboard, You are required to do a story board for the following by assuming yourself as a tiger.
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Problem :
This question is same as 16.11.13 problem. Due to deforestation, most part of the forest became plain including the tiger. The tiger came to village and the villagers caught hold of her and handed over to zoo department. By assuming yourself as a tiger, do the following
  1. Narrate your story (in an elaborated way) in written
  2. Make five sketches of yourself (tiger) in various moods/expressions
  3. Create a storyboard to describe your story in 8 frames
You may also design the storyboard using stick pictures. Stick pictures are a kind of sketching using plain/simple lines. For your reference a sample storyboard with stick picture is shown below. (The idea of allowing storyboard with stick picture for this particular exercise is just as a beginning and learning. 
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I assume that it is important to understand "how to express your thoughts rather than simple sketching". But in exams, stick picture is not recommended because these type of questions usually carries 50 marks. If the marks were less say 15, then you may go for stick pictures). For now you try according to your convenience.     


If you find time, you may also write a story and design a storyboard for the crow question. (thirsty crow putting stones in pot to drink water)

21.11.2013
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Today we will go through poster design, before going through today's exercise, we will see some links or websites that will help you give some basic procedure as well as tips. Please study this and do the the exercise.
  1. The basic procedure in making a simple poster by hand and PowerPoint - Link here,  (Just go through the hand procedure, PowerPoint posters are not required now)
  2. Tips for making a poster - Link here
  3. More tips about academic poster - Link here
Leisure time study
Elaborated tips for Poster making from creatibloq - Link here
Some tips from dzineblog about effective posters - Link here
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Problem :
Child labor has became a major concern in India. Most of the children were not aware of the policies available under government or private organization like free education, development help by non-profit organizations. Today's children are tomorrows future. Child labor is also a crime. So, it's important to bring awareness about child labor. You have to do the following
  1. Identify at least five distinct factors essential for representing the issue of child labor. Write briefly the factors
  2. Generate three distinct concepts through pencil sketches based on the factors identified above. Present these pencil sketches along with brief notes.
  3. Create your final concept of the poster and present this through drawing
You may use images/graphics, typography/tests and even colors also to represent your poster. Remember the text should be very brief and short and please avoid unnecessary texts in the poster. (This is a basic rule for poster making, you may check the same in the tips provided above).  

22.11.2013

Today we will do some creative and design exercises as practice

Creative Problem :
We had come across different types of dust-bins, it varies from small household dustbin to big street bins. Dustbins may be simple, mountable, hanged, mechanical operated and so on. Now, sketch the different types of dust bins by your own imagination stating their advantages and disadvantages. Also design a dustbin suitable for Indian bus-stops.

Design Problem :
Intelligence Bureau of India usually carries investigation. The Central government of India decided to issue specially designed Multi-purpose pen to the agents so that they can be used at times for secret missions. You are the designer of that pen. Now
  • State the factors needed for designing the multi-purpose pen
  • Create three distinctive concepts/ideas through rough sketches. 
  • Finalize a single concept with detailed sketch and construction (if possible with some exploded views)
  • State what opportunities your solution provides
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Useful pictures
The following pictures were included, as a reference for you to solve the problem - question no. 2 of CEED 2012 (Part- B) previous paper. The question goes like this :
Caps on glass bottles used for pickles and jam are often difficult to open for senior citizens. Many of these caps are screwed onto the bottles. Design an opener for screwable bottle caps to be used by the elderly.

Some concepts were given in the below picture (found in internet), please check and have some ideas

   

           
(Picture source - Link here)
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Concept for yesterday's poster problem shared with me by Neeta Chauhan, is shown below. I thank her for taking inspiration and putting efforts for doing that. Please go through that for your reference



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23.11.2013

Design Problem :

Women who have newly born babies usually takes their children outside along with them to markets, shopping, walking etc. It's always difficult for them to carry their child with hands. For that only a trolley type of wheeled cycle was introduced. You are working in a company where you are the product designer. You are asked to design a multi-purpose baby trolley  that will help women in most respects while outside. Please do the following
  1. State the perception of the problems (needs of the new design)
  2. Identify the factors needed to design the product
  3. Show the construction of your product through rough sketches
  4. Finally give a detailed sketch
Sketching Practice :

Sketch the view of a plate with some cookies on it and a basket with fruits on it; both placed on a table.
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Useful pictures
The following pictures were included as a reference for you to solve a similar kind of problem that appeared as question no. 6 of CEED 2010 previous paper.

 

 

(Picture source and similar kind of ideas can be found - Link here )
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Solution for yesterday's exercise done by our friend Ashita Jain, were shown in the below pictures.

1. Solution for Dustbin sketches




2. Solution for multi-purpose pen design for Intelligence agents


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24.11.2013

Problem Identification :


Below is shown a picture taken at typical Indian Railway reservation counter. After observing it, please do the following 
  • Identify the problems associated with the given picture; both from the point of view of the customer as well as the booking officer
  • State the factors to be considered for making changes
  • Give some ideas/solutions for a new system possibly with sketches


Do similarly regarding problem identification for the below picture also


Sketching Practice :

You are sitting in a room, right ? sketch the view of your room with all the accessories visible like bed, tables, windows/doors, PC and any other thing visible.
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The below picture was shown to give you idea for yesterday's baby trolley problem.

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24.11.2013

Problem Identification :


Below is shown a picture showing a typical Indian Government office. After observing it, please do the following 
  • Identify the problems associated with the given picture assuming yourself as a staff in that office
  • State the factors to be considered for making changes
  • Give some ideas/solutions for a new system possibly with sketches

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ALSO SEE

Design problem solving procedure - Walking stick

Problem Identification type - cooker example


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Note :

We covered more than 10 days of practice exercises; and now less than a week is left for CEED exam. I hope; I covered most part of Design related questions expect logo making (that I couldn't find related topics because of time factor). Now it's time for us to revise everything we learnt and any other new topics. So, I will stop giving further exercises from tomorrow and if anything useful found, I will definitely share with you.

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Hope my blog helped you ......
And I am sure all do well and crack CEED with good score. 

All the best ....... :)

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13 comments:

  1. i am not understanding this question ... basically what we have to draw ? ... reason behind the child labour like poverty , homelessness,unemployment ... i've to draw these things ...

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    1. You are particularly designing a poster for display to children, so better include some information to children on something about education, the supportive hands available in the community ........ just like that with suitable pictures (like some one rising a child up from ground, a child with bags, a child smiling) with suitable texts/graphics as information and encouragement put in an attractive way.

      For that only I included some links above as your reference. Please go through them.

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  2. WOULD YOU PLEASE ADD ANY ONE QUESTION ALONG WITH ITS ANSWER,,,,SUCH THAT WE COULD ABLE TO KNOW THE MAIN THINGS THAT HAAS TO BE SHOWN IN POSTER DESIGNING......................

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    1. Hi friend,

      As the days are approaching and since I have works searching the web for links as well as everyday exercises, it's really hard foe me TO ATTEMPT any of the exercises. I am sorry to say this. Anyway if any of my friend shares their answer with me, I will definitely put that in this blog. As of now, please go through the links for reference ........... :)

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    2. ya sure....... following your blog and links daily................great work.....thank u so much.....so helpful...............:)

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    3. Thanks for that. All the best ...... :)

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  3. 24-11-2013 question 1 ... can you tell me the way of solving reservation counter question with pictures ... to get maximum marks ... how would you present your answer to get maximum marks ... need help

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  4. hi...i soo wish had come across this blog some time ago. its really really useful. Well the NID exam is still remaining so could you add practice exercises for that too? also the links in the PRACTICE section are not opening. all the sketching practices ones. can you help?

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    1. Hi,
      Thanks for your comments and I will make the links in the practice section accessible. NID pattern is totally depended on sketch unlike CEED. That's why i'm not interested in working on that. The best part is to practice the different levels of sketch by understanding proportions, perception, compositions/texture ...... of animals, human as well as everyday objects. The guides and tips for that can be found in the pdf files that I included in the resource page. Please adjust with this.

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    2. check some sketching guide by going through this link

      Resource and books

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    3. this is like a complete guide for the design exams, thanks a ton!!

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    4. Thanks and enjoy my blog ..... :)

      Look out for mistakes to be avoided in design through this link
      Mistakes in Design sketches

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  5. YAA THESE ALL INFORMATION IN THE BLOG IS REALLY HELPFUL FOR UCEED EXAM PREPERATIONS TOO
    THANK YOU

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