MFA Thesis Project
Thesis Project: SciFi Industrial (Working Title)
With this thesis project, I will explore and define a possible future, one that is optimistic and inspirational, using the techniques and processes of Industrial Design to identify and design to a specific user in a specific context. By moving away from what is happening now, or what is happening in the near future, I plan to focus on what this future would actually look and feel like, irrespective of the path we take to get there. This mirrors the early entertainment/science collaboration of the 1950’s and builds on the storytelling aspects that have made science fiction so compelling. Visual futurism has emerged as an approach that can unify all of these aspects into an exciting concept with mass appeal. The outcome of this project will be a detailed journey to a specific future, the identification of design opportunities from that specific future, and a compelling, detailed design from that future world.