F i n g e r
T o o l
Duration 4 Weeks
The objective of this project was to create a ring that had a function. This project taught me the relationship between form and function. I focused on creating a ring that could work as a guitar pick. 

Process / Final 
I d e a t i o n
Concept + Form Generation
In this stage, I came up with a wide scope of rings that had various forms and purposes. By leaving all options open, I was able to come up with many ideas, which gave me direction in the project. After ideation, I decided to focus on creating a ring that would also function as a guitar pick. I refined my designs down to three designs, focusing on the orientation of the ring and how it would function as a guitar pick. 
P r o t o t y p i n g​​​​​​​
3D Printing
I went through four rounds of prototypes. Each new iteration of my ring design taught me something new. I learned a lot about scale and material thickness. Some of my models would come out too small and would be brittle, while others would be too large for the hand, or would not preform the function of the ring well. I had to think a lot about the relationship between the ring and the function of it. I also had to consider the many ways people hold guitar picks. Through trial and error, I was able to narrow down what worked and applied what I learned to my final model.
Process / Final 
I n t r o d u c i n g 
A r c
Final Form
My final design is a guitar pick ring that is curved to fit the finger. I found that adding the curve on the inside of the guitar pick produced a uniform design that  was comfortable to wear and versatile for different finger grips. I named the guitar pick, Arc, after the nature of its form. 
I n 
U s e
Guitar Pick Ring
Here is the prototype in use. If I had more time with the project, I would want to refine the form a little more to accommodate different hand grips while playing. 

V i d e o
See it in action!
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