As part of our first group project we were asked to design one digital and one analogue tool for the garage. The first was a drill which we chose because we noticed a trend of either way too full on drills that intimidated the average person or crappy $50 drills that died after one job. The aim of the brief was to learn about how people react with objects on an anthropometric and a psychological level. The second tool was a tablet that had the main intention of informing people how to construct things like Pinterest and Instructables do, through a process of immersive testing we found that multi-functional legs would allow the user to hook, clip or hang the tablet anywhere.
Last week the Massey Surf Club embarked on their second surf trip of the year. This time we drove 7 hours north to Mahia where we stayed in the perfect beach shack overlooking the local surf break and island known as Happy Jacks. Even in mid winter this place is ten times warmer than Wellington, no hoods or booties required. We managed to get two surfs at Blacks beach where there is a small reef break that attracts even the smallest amount of swell. Thanks to MAWSA our next adventure will have two new long boards to play with and maybe an experimental short board!
Here is a series from my Documentary Photography paper. I was allowed to follow alongside the Newtown firefighters and managed to catch a proper fire near Lambton Quay, where an air compressor had caught fire on the 6th floor of a car park. As a photographer the chances of getting any interesting shots are next to nothing. Its probably not right to say I was lucky but it was a good experience and my it boosted my confidence in the Wellington Fire Service.
Thanks to Midge Goodhue and every one involved.