Friday, February 22, 2013
With all this new technology I thought what can I find that is different for my business cards. So how cool I found this company Flashbay.com that made all sorts of flash drives so last night I took delivery of some business cards that looked like plastic credit cards that had my details and imagery,but were equipped with a flip out 4 GB usb key that I could load different digital folios and introductory information in different languages..... so perfect for my stint in China. Thanks James from Flashbay for some great service.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Saw this the other night driving back to the farm, and thought it was so cool and creative. It was on the side of the road in the long grass. All lit up like tiny fairy lights in different colours. At first I thought it was glow worms or alien bugs!! When I investigated I found that some very creative person had stuck tiny reflective tapes to the grass stalks.
The latest developments in tablet technology for industrial design were on show at a demonstration by MADA Monash Art Design and Architecture lecturer Bernie Walsh to key Victorian industry professionals. The use of the Samsung Smart PC and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets will feature in the delivery of the Master of Industrial Design program due to commence on March 4th in Suzhou China.
MADA Monash Art Design and Architecture lecturer Bernie Walsh demonstrates the Samsung Smart PC and Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet to industrial design industry professionals.
Program Director Ian Wong was particularly keen to seek feedback from industry leaders on the potential of the new devices for the practice of industrial design. "The Master of Industrial Design program units have been developed to provide students with the latest industry practice and technology, and the feedback today was very valuable' said Ian Wong 'Digital freehand sketching in meetings is for the first time enabled with the combination of portability and pen technology in these new devices'
Bernie Walsh sketch demo on the Samsung Smart PC tablet
Samsung Smart PC 700T1C-A02
Samsung Smart PC 700T1C-A02
The latest 3D printing technology, wikis, blogs and Wacom Cintiq tablets as well as applications like QQ will also feature in the delivery of the new program.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Took my new Samsung ATIV smart pc slate out and did some more sketching using sketchbook pro. Its a solid state drive so I can take it anywhere up here in the high country I,m getting about 5 hours out of the battery....probably even take it snowboarding this winter. This thing has some grunt it features an Intel Core i5-3317U processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a high resolution 1920 x 1080 pixel screen. And for those interested the rest of the specs are » GPU Intel HD Graphics » Dimensions 304 x 189.4 x 21.89 mm » Operating system Windows 8 » Screen LCD 11.6 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels 190 ppi, Capacitive, Multi-touch » Memory 4096 MB RAM, 256 GB internal » Camera 5 MP back, 2 MP front, Video 720p HD » Connectivity Wifi, Bluetooth, USB, Micro HDMI » Battery 8200 mAh
Friday, February 8, 2013
Well I thought the Samsung galaxy tablet was the answers to my portable sketching using sketchbook mobile but after purchasing the updated slate...the Samsung ATIV smart pc it allowed me to sketch with my favourite sketching program Autodesk sketchbook pro. Thanks to Josh at JB hi fi for setting us up with the correct and more powerful unit and running windows 8 that would run Sketchbook pro 6 Designer and Autodesk 3 D programs we bought not one but two Samsungs. The note runs on Android so layers and image size is reduced but the slate is a pc so with more grunt it is like one of my studio computers running a Cintiq or Dtu.These little beauties come with a detachable keyboard which folds up and turns it into a cool notebook a Wacom S pen and unlike the galaxy note its USB 3 and HDMI equipped so I can plug a portable hard drive in and basically go anywhere and sketch and design to my hearts content. It inspired me so much I was able to go outside and sketch something I have not done in a long time ......some boatsheds which I used to be famous for...thanks Ethan.....Any way I was very impressed with the pen and the surface of the tablet for sketching. The tablet by its self is a little bit heavier than the note but the extra width of 11.6 cm is very handy for wide format sketching or just room for your lagoons, the HD screen is great and I found the colour profile as good as my Wacom Cintiqs. I didn't get my sketch finished but here is what I managed ENJOY.