04 - A Penny Wise, A Pound Foolish - March 13th - 14th

A project log for College of the Creatives Cabinet

A mysterious technological artifact designed, built & sent to a select group of nerdy creatives protecting the past, & inspiring the future!

Mike 04/19/2017 at 00:420 Comments

With the mechanical portion of the cabinet figured out we now needed to start focusing on the electronics systems, unfortunately our system engineer had been busy with work stuff up to this point. Not one to sit idly by, and still feeling under the gun to prove we deserved to stay in the DesignLab, I decided to take a crack at the Decoder/Cypher Coin. Feeling inspired by my extensive time on the Epilog Laser Cutter making models over the last 2 weeks, I decided to try my luck at the challenge/cypher style coin we'd be including in the experience... While it looks ok, there are definitely some serious usability/legibility problems in the mock-up I managed to make over the span of 2 days. Did I mention that Maggie is a Graphic Designer, type teacher and Letterpress Instructor at the ArtCenter College of Design? Let's just say the critique wasn't pretty, still as a proof of concept I think I proved the concept and got us about halfway there!