July 01, 2011

Square, triangle and a circle by different personalities

The following post has been inspired by a question from mrinal asked here "How to prepare for CEED"

Question : 
How would a engineer, designer, scientist , a model , a student would draw the following: a square, triangle and a circle.


Engineer : Engineer would use his drafting tool in which he has great mastery in. The square, triangle and a circle he draws will be sharp, crisp and will have dimensions too.

Designer :  Designer has great confidence in his free hand sketches. His square, triangle and a circle will be free hand and may contain over lapping lines and line weight gradation

Scientist : Like an engineer the scientist will also use geometrical tools, but will draw it on graph paper and may use a co-ordinate system and equations to describe the square, triangle and a circle

Model :  Model will have a carefree attitude which will reflect in the sketch. It will be a free hand, very rapid sketch. The lines will be sketchy and the circle will not close (it will resemble an oval than circle) Since we may not expect the model to carry a pen or pencil, the square, triangle and a circle maybe drawn with alternative make-up material like eye-liner stick available at hand

Student : The student I am assuming is one who has only a sharp pencil, rural and a compass with him. His circle will be slightly oversized and offsetted (due to sliding of his compass) The lines of square will be sharp but not parallel. His pencil might be dull and he would have used excessive force to draw the shapes.

Please let me know more characters :)


Ashish Khare said...

Brilliant post :)

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hee hee. Thank you Ashish :)
I didnt have time and facilities to upload the images i had in my mind, otherwise it would have been more fun :)

mrinal said...

Hello sir,
You gave an awesome answer sir to my last question..
I still have another question to be asked:
If say a pen is enlarged into 50 times how would it be used ..this is one such question NID used to ask every year either in ug or pg.
What would be the radical approach to solve these type of question?


Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

The method to solve such problems is brain storming, since nothing more about the pen is known to us.
If a pen is enlarged 50 times, we can use it for following (assuming its function remaining the same)
1. for painting walls
2. as a novelty ink-post
3. light a bulb inside it to make a decorative light
4. as a slide for kids
5. for laying tar on the roads
6. explaining working of pens to students
7. making a lot of pens to 1/50th scale
8. quickly covering large areas with ink
9. as a large tank of ink for smaller pens
10. making a fantasy 'transformer' pen

ACOI said...

Hello sir,
I appreciate your way of simplifying the problems. I need your help. Can u please tell me which is the classic institute for getting trained for CEED? Please do reply... I m cut short of time.......

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello ACOI,
I do not know any institutes where they train in CEED. If you come to know, please let me know too.
Besides that, I believe in self study and practicing for CEED preparation. For each one this method should be unique, for such a unique exam.
Have a great day.
Take care

karishma said...

more characters can be, a man in defense forces, a mill worker,or a laborer, a computer engineer, a kid :P

sanjana Tripuramallu said...

wow..i really enjoyed reading this post,,i felt like trying it for fun..
a man in defense forces if drew a circle,triangle and square..he would be accurate and give more importance to distances between them and their placements..and he may draw them on a map:P
a mill worker would draw with chalk or coal or soap and it would be rough in shapes but quite accurate in placements..
a laborer would draw in dust or sand or may be in mud and they would be rough..a computer engineer can generate a c prog for generating them and a kids shapes will be drawn in crayons or pencil which would be imperfect in shape but drawn with great care and pressure on paper :P

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hey, sanjana, those are really great ideas!! Hee hee :D

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