I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself to this blog’s supportive group of followers. My name is Wes Thomas and I’ve been interning here at Postgreen Homes for about a month now. It’s been an awesome experience so far, and I’m excited to share some of the projects I work on during my time here with you.
I’m currently an undergraduate industrial design student entering my fourth year at The University of the Arts. I was attracted to the school because the program is vastly different from traditional industrial design. Aside from creating a successful product, we are constantly being pushed to take on a larger responsibility. It’s important to broaden the scope of the design process; taking into account the social, economic, and environmental impacts that come along with each design. It’s already upon us – most of us know by now that we cannot continue to design without considering our impacts and what we leave behind. It goes beyond green, in fact some might call it Postgreen. (Sorry, they paid me for that)
Perhaps more important is what exactly I’m doing here. As with any unique project like this, there is virtually an infinite amount of research to be collected and compiled. Research is important – it can be the deciding factor in choosing truly responsible products and services in today’s “greenwashed” market.
Aside from research, I’ve also been working with the team to get the new Postgreen Homes website up. I’m sure you read about it in Nic’s recent post, but basically it’s a well-designed (props to Nimblelight), user-friendly website that walks users through customizing each aspect of their own Postgreen home. I’ve been working on modeling objects in 3D, rendering them in context, and trying to find a consistent way to display them on the site. I’m excited, and I hope a lot of you out there are, as well.
If you’d like to get a little more information about me, take a moment to check out my site. I look forward to keeping you up to date with some of my progress here, and also be sure to follow my updates on twitter.
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