Downloads

On this page you find the fruit of off-hours labor, me just having fun in addition to some serious work. Most have been posted on previous – discontinued – sites, and these references inside PDF and documents have not been updated. Free to download, free to enjoy.

 


Books

(Free to download and read)

A cognitive psychologist (John Flach) and an industrial design engineer (Fred) draw from their experiences trying to make technology work for people to reflect on the foundations of Cognitive Science and Product Design, inspired by Pirsig’s Metaphysics of Quality described in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. This book takes the reader on a journey beyond ‘information processing’ and the computer metaphor, toward ‘meaning creation’ as inspired by recent discoveries in dynamics and selforganizing systems, beyond the conventional dichotomy of mind and matter to explore a world of ‘what matters’.

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Exploring Design thinking. This is the companion to a workshop for industrial Design students on expressive product design, exploring human perception, usability testing and basically following design thinking and lean start-up methodologies.

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On viewpoint parallax for Medical surgery / Laparoscopy. This thesis explores the Delft Virtual Window System [DVWS, App. I, Smets 1995b, Overbeeke et al. 1988, using viewpoint parallax to create 3D/provide spatial information] for laparoscopy aiming to restore perception/action coupling for the surgeon. It describes the design of an instrument (robot arm) that provides the surgeon with direct control over the laparoscope during operation, and through the restored perception/action coupling allows for better spatial awareness.

The working prototype was successfully tested in a practical setting demonstrating the surgeon’s ability to perform an operation without needing assistance to operate the laparoscope.

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Papercraft

Free to download and create, go to 2CV Papercraft download page)

Click on the images below to download PFF versions of the papercraft models.

Pixar's Guido in papercraft Pixar's Doc Hudson in Papercraft Pixar's MACK in Papercraft Pixar's the King in papercraft Pixar's #84 in papercraft

 

 


Cartoons

(Free to download and enjoy)

The Brusino Monster – Part one. A strange sound, disappearing fish, and a network of tunnels and caves leads to an incredible discovery. Based on real events, well the sound and the fish. The Monster still is an unconfirmed rumour.

Originally, back in 2006, color-printed as small A5 booklet and distributed to the children of the primary school in Brusino Arsizio

The Brusino Monster – Part two. A mysterious bible in the old church of Morcote shows reference to the bruising monster. What is the relation and why is the monk hiding it?

 

Making sense out of work situations

Never too late to return a book

The importance of a dashboard

Careful, before you start digging

On the risk of a new opportunity

Confessions, about the sound of silence.