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Ryann Aoukar

Product Designer, UTK in Knoxville

Strain-ger than Fiction

PRESENTED ON AUG 06, 2015
IN KNOXVILLE @ VOL 16

"I was in China, I was alone. I said 'How can I do it? How can I make it? I have 10 days in my hotel. Lets do something!'"

In Strain-ger than Fiction from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 16, Ryann Aoukar summarizes the process of designing a product, prototyping it, marketing it, having it picked up by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, failing to bring the product to the mass market, failing on Kickstarter, relaunching the product after a year, finally getting it made, getting it stolen 3 times in less than a month, getting featured with the founder of Alibaba in the Globe and Mail, and selling it in 32 countries around the world. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016. 

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Forming an Industrial Utopia

BY MICHAEL BERNSTEIN
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Michael Bernstein interprets "Utopia" in his own way, and uses these ideas to fuel green projects. He originally created designs for mobile green spaces, and he especially enjoys utilizing cheap industrial materials like polytarps in his work. 

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Design: Right Brain, Left Brain, or Somewhere in the Middle?

BY CHRISTOPHER GREGORY
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Christopher Gregory, an industrial designer shares his thoughts on how different mindframes guide design work, and how a wholistic, balanced perspective can help create meaning in our lives. What will you create?

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Upcycling in China

BY DAVE BRAMSTON
IN LINCOLN, UK

Watch how rubbish transforms into beauty proving nothing goes to waste in the hands of industrial designer Dave Bramston. Follow him during one of his journeys in China hunting for his next creations. The straightforward array of befores and afters will get you motivated to give it a go yourself. Upcycling doesn't get better than this!

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Form Follows Fiction: How Story Drives Design

BY ALI ALSALEH
@ VOL 21 ON AUG 11, 2016

The creation of a bench through story.

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Letterpress (or…Biting off more than you can chew)

BY LAURA BAISDEN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

"You forget all about the lines that you originally drew because they go on a journey and come back to you looking like this!"

In Letterpress (or…Biting off more than you can chew) from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 2, we hear the story of Camp Nevernice, a budding letterpress design and illustration shop, owned and operated by Laura Baisden. Laura has ten years experience in the field, but in her first year as a sole proprietor- she’s learning many lessons…including the lesson of time-management.

This was PechaKucha of the Day on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017.

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Chicago Design Museum

BY TANNER WOODFORD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Tanner Woodford gives his PechaKucha presentation as a synopsis of Chicago design history, and the foundation of the Chicago Design Museum.

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Journey to Industrial Design

BY KO JÚBILO
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Ko takes us through his influences and where he came from, including his previous interests. Then he delves into the development of his own practice, as well as a few of the pieces he has made. 

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The Detroit Industrial Adaptive Reuse Initiative

BY MARTA GAZDA-AUSKALNIS
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

The Detroit Industrial Adaptive Reuse Initiative is dedicated to identifying positively impactful strategies for Detroit’s vacant and underutilized industrial spaces. Alicia Adams + Marta Gazda’s 8-month effort is focused on developing thoughtful, innovative, and inclusive strategies for the reutilization for nearly 6 square miles of underutilized space for workforce, sustainable systems, recreation, and community support.

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KNOXVILLE BY DESIGN

BY RICHARD FOSTER
@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2018

There is power in the purposeful making of place. Richard Foster believes Knoxville has the potential to become a remarkable 21st Century City. What will that look like and how will we get there? Four years ago, AIA East Tennessee relaunched Architecture Week with a single goal - to engage the broader community in a conversation about the built environment with a series of activities and events that celebrate the places that give shape to our stories, our lives, and our communities.