The new soybean-based resins are pretty versatile in terms of appearance and tactile experience with relatively minor changes to the initial print and post-processing. Their energy footprint and cradle-to-grave cycle is excellent compared to most other options for this use. These case design iterations all use the same resin with variations in UV curing time, alcohol or water baths, and a few drops of black dye.
After a design research phase it can be fun to move on to persona development. Over the years I picked up a few tricks to encourage stakeholders to remember and enjoy "working for" the personas during the design process:
🌸 Alliteration in names
🌸 A one-line description of their role
🌸 A color code associated with each persona
I put together a chunky controller, too. It looks and feels like I found it in the desert.
It went ok.
Hashtag duck lips
The only slightly hacky bit was removing a screw to turn off write protection of the bios. It required just a screwdriver but for folks who aren't used to poking around inside electronics it could be a bit stressful.
🌸 Theme 4: Changing from the flat web to the wider web is going to be a huge amount of work, requiring many new skills, technologies, and even new types of collaboration.
🌸 Theme 2: We'll soon be interacting with the web using new input methods like hand gestures, our voices, and tracked wands.
Eternal newbie. Tall with floofy hair.
#WiderWeb @ Transmutable.com
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