rebecca albrand design | research | craft

User Interface - User Centered Design

User Interface – User Centered Design

*Background information: This project is very important to me. During my junior year, I completed a self-directed independent study. Following my urge and passion, I choose to work on a research/human factors project. While doing this project, I was attempting to self teach myself how to do design research. This learned knowledge developed this project and [...]

Information Design

Information Design

Information design is a way to portray complex information clearly. Examples below of information graphics I have designed. The map depicts a series of influences that lend to a new hobby/interest or a new project. This map depicts how each project, teacher, class and interest from my junior year are interrelated. There are many levels [...]

Utility Cargo Cycling

Utility Cargo Cycling

Commuterize was a concept produced to the project brief of utility cargo cycling. Noticing that professional commuters were complaining of a bad back or shoulder pain after their commute to or from work carrying a backpack. Taking inspiration existing ways of being able to carry cargo as well as customize the product to the users [...]

Bamboo Wacom Tablet Case

Bamboo Wacom Tablet Case

As any owner of a loved gadget knows, it needs a protective case. Seeing as the bamboo wacom tablet is perhaps my favorite toy/tool I decided it needed a special case. As crocheting is a huge passion of mine, I created a custom case.

Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology

Project partner: Ben Tsang This remote control t-shirt is an exploration of wearable technology. Utilizing the body as a platform for control and functionality, this t-shirt can control any television that can connect with a universal remote. Understanding how technology works gave way to this concept. At first glance, the shirt looks like any normal [...]

User Interface – User Centered Design
User Interface - User Centered Design

*Background information: This project is very important to me. During my junior year, I completed a self-directed independent study. Following my urge and passion, I choose to work on a research/human factors project. While doing this project, I was attempting to self teach myself how to do design research. This learned knowledge developed this project and [...]

Information Design
Information Design

Information design is a way to portray complex information clearly. Examples below of information graphics I have designed. The map depicts a series of influences that lend to a new hobby/interest or a new project. This map depicts how each project, teacher, class and interest from my junior year are interrelated. There are many levels [...]

Utility Cargo Cycling
Utility Cargo Cycling

Commuterize was a concept produced to the project brief of utility cargo cycling. Noticing that professional commuters were complaining of a bad back or shoulder pain after their commute to or from work carrying a backpack. Taking inspiration existing ways of being able to carry cargo as well as customize the product to the users [...]

Bamboo Wacom Tablet Case
Bamboo Wacom Tablet Case

As any owner of a loved gadget knows, it needs a protective case. Seeing as the bamboo wacom tablet is perhaps my favorite toy/tool I decided it needed a special case. As crocheting is a huge passion of mine, I created a custom case.

Wearable Technology
Wearable Technology

Project partner: Ben Tsang This remote control t-shirt is an exploration of wearable technology. Utilizing the body as a platform for control and functionality, this t-shirt can control any television that can connect with a universal remote. Understanding how technology works gave way to this concept. At first glance, the shirt looks like any normal [...]

In the spirit of..
In the spirit of..

Collab is a competition at the Philadelphia Art Museum. Each year they select a designer to showcase. Marcel Wanders was selected, with the topic of ‘tabletop luminary.’ We had to design a pre-20th century object in the spirit of Marcel Wanders. Marcel Wanders has the ability to give a hard material a softer look. He [...]

Label Design
Label Design

Instead of designing the package around the project, I was tasked with designing the product for the package. Utilizing the shape and material, I choose a carrying case for all the basic crochet needs. To produce minimal waste, the label also functions as a instruction manual. The dome-like shape semantically appeared to be a carrying [...]

Exhibit design
Exhibit design

Figuring out a way that four different peoples projects can be showcased was a fun challenge in response to a class assignment. My group and I selected a wall the had been painted with chalk paint, so we felt it was necessary to utilize it for what it was! We developed a storyline of a [...]