Challenge: For students to design a working bookmark.
Background: As detailed previously the challenge was to produce a working bookmark that stood out or had a 'wow' factor. This was given to the entire class as a task. Students were instructed to create a design, come up with an idea and the best working ideas with the 'wow' factor were in turn created as 3D Designs. The designs presented here were some of the prototypes for the final projects.
Left: The initial Lollipop design shown on the left consisted of a stick that needed to be redesigned, made thicker and stronger and a significant improvement needed to be made to the clip to hold the pages in place.
The print took two hours, the item was themed as a Lollipop as the student felt that the novelty factor of the item would work as a book mark.
The size of the print measured 150mm long, was 60mm across at the top of the design. The initial design of the clip on the print was 20mm and the revised version of the print saw this reduced to 10mm which worked better as it maintained a hold over the pages.
The student has shown considerable talent in an artistic sense and is continuing to look at pushing her designs.
book in place were all based around some variation of this design.
An important part of the process was getting the students to be aware of the need to produce a 3D aspect to the bookmark that would not damage the pages (as some prototypes did). This would not have been possible without the prototyping process which showed that the original designs were not going to work.