Industrial design concepts
2017 — 2018
Wild-Type is a platform for hardware experiments. Wild-Type Landscape is a desktop computer system—comprised of large 30" Type L screens, terrazzo-patterned displays, a Type K touch keyboard, and Type S modular strut pieces. Think build-your-own computer or DIY Google Jamboard.
Wild-Type Landscape is still under development; I'm currenltly working on models and renders for accompanying desktop computer cases. Also coming soon: a circular display and corresponding circular touch pad.
Wild-Type Landscape was featured in the January/February issue of Frame Magazine, themed "Out of Office."
Here, we showcase a device constructed from two Type L screens, a Type K touch keyboard, and an assortment of Type S pieces—yellow hinges and joints, multi-colored struts and screws, grey aluminum connecting plates, and a dozen colorful foam pads.
The intention for this system is that one would be able to use an online design tool to build your perfect Landscape machine—or even just pick out a few specific components to make the computer you already have something special.
Above and below are two of the many working files with color references for style and rendering. These documents were never intended to be final artifacts, just working process references.
Above and below are another two of my working design drawings for modular computer cases. The above orthographic is for a rectangular computer build and its case and the below drawing is for a cylindrical computer build and its case.
Wild-Type Landscape is designed to be dynamic. It's designed with the idea that, as tools, any two computers need not be alike—formally or functionally. And so the Landscape component system comes in over 20 different colors and supports an infinite number of configurations.
Images of terrazzo Type M and circular Type O will be added shortly along with more visuals of the OS and information about how interacting with the touch keyboard might work.