Denise Flasz

Hello! My name is Denise Flasz, I was born in Caracas, Venezuela but I currently live in NYC. I got my BFA in illustration at the Instituto de Diseño de Caracas,and then I decided to do an MFA in Multimedia design at the Centro de diseño digital. After all this college experience and some freelancing I worked for almost two years in a Visual Communication enterprise named Oruga Films, where I can say that I learned many of the things I now know and also gained a lot of experience in what professional work and team work matters. Since I was in college I new I wanted to grow bigger and achieve many goals in life, and for this I knew that if I wanted to do great I had to attend a great school, so I applied and of course choose Parsons New School of Design. For me it was really hard to pick what I wanted to do in this school, and what kind of major I wanted to get involved into, because many things seemed so valuable and incredible interesting that it was really hard to make up my mind, and that's when I saw the DT program and how wide it was, and started projecting and realizing how much I could achieve from this major and how good it was going to be for me.

Friday, October 24, 2008

List and describe 2-3 things that you experienced in your 2nd iterations that were as you expected/ predicted and 2-3 things you found unexpected.

In this second iteration I found unexpected the fact that a snowman shape will attract more people and make them decorate it, but it didn’t. The last shape (geometrical) was simpler and yet more efficient, maybe because it resembled more a trash than a sculpture that’s been trashed. I also found unexpected the fact that people didn’t interact with it or looked at it much, it was just some junk at the corner but the greatest surprised of all was that real trash man worker dumped it into his trash.

From the beginning I knew that this snowman prototype was going to be hard to build because of his three circled shapes, we decided to go with plain wire but I knew that it would take us hours to build it from scratch. Another thing I expected was a failure in the role of this snowman since we didn’t put trash inside him I knew that people wouldn’t know that it was a trash dispenser so it wasn’t much of a surprise to spend our time watching the people walking by without throwing anything inside it.

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