UC students take a new approach to industrial design with Gravity Sketch software

“It’s a tool that helps you visualize in 3D before you have a physical 3D model,” doing away with years of the old-fashioned design process of sketching on paper, said Matt Whitby, the Gravity Sketch representative who attended the event. end of the semester exhibition : Autonomous Journey in 2040.

The starting point of the project was 20 years, with each student designing a mobility solution in one of four cities: Tokyo, Shanghai, New York or Los Angeles. For example, the Hex Pod is designed for solitary use, which could be an advantage should a new pandemic break out.

“Collaborating with companies like Gravity Sketch is a valuable part of our process,” said Robledo, to train the next generation of transportation designers, explaining that DAAP students will work together for the world’s leading automakers and become leaders in transportation design. .

Listen to the WVXU interview.

The featured image at the top is the 2D model of Kate Faas’ hotel pod, called “Saya.”

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