THE PERSONAL WEBSITE OF SEAN C. ISABELLA

 
  "Franken-Heroes"
  SPECIAL TOPICS: CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
  SENIOR YEAR
   
  ASSIGNMENT
  DEFINE A PROBLEM DEALING WITH TECHNOLOGY, SOCIETY, OR THE ENVIRONMENT AND COME UP WITH A UNIQUE AND DYNAMIC SOLUTION  
     
  PROJECT SCOPE  
  CREATE A DEVICE THAT ALLOWS CHILDREN TO DEVELOP CREATIVITY AND INTERGRATE THE CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS WITH TECHNOLOGY  
     
  PROJECT FLAVOR  
  PLAY TIME OR WORK????  

CHARACTER GENESIS
Here I performed a series of sketch studies aimed at creating a unique artistic style for these toys, and begin the primary solution for character articulation.

CHARACTER REFINEMENT
Refining character concepts to one base idea from which other characters can be assembled from working in traditional sketch format and then moving into preliminary 3-D sketching to give me a better sense of form, construction, and articulation.

  Throughout the entire work process always looking back to research for inspiration

 

CONSTRUCTION BREAKDOWN

OTHER CHARACTERS
Character sets that are designed in the same vein as Villiandorf. Each character has a "power core" set in his body. This is represented by a floating magnet, which the user can alter by moving the character's magnetic hand around the core.
VILLIANDORF
Villiandorf is a pre designed set which the user can build exactly as shown. He comes with alternate accessories so the user can alter his design and create a customized character. His magnetic "power core" is located in his oversized belly.