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user experience : instructional video : updated list & inspiration

user experience : instructional video : updated list & inspiration
January 29, 2014 nick howland

After reviewing a few more (especially this one) “how-to” guides on how to make paper, we refined and detailed our supplies list and the steps themselves. We also found a ton (TON) of inspirational videos, came up with some preliminary attributes, and defined two target audiences with us leaning more towards one of them.

 

[target audiences]

  • The Pinterest / millennial generation (our generation)
  • The crafty parent / child duo.

[preliminary attributes]

  • The Pinterest / millennial group would be much more straightforward and “hip”
  • The crafty parent and child audience would be much more quirky, fun, entertaining, and hand-drawn. It could even include a child in the video itself or have a child narrate the video.

 

[supplies]

  • paper (any kind, can be recycled)
  • blender
  • warm water
  • 2 frames
  • screen material
  • hot glue (can use staples instead)
  • tub
  • sponge
  • newspaper
  • felt
  • velcro

optional additional materials: 

  • flowers, grass, vegetation
  • colored paper chunks
  • glitter
  • dye to make swirl patterns

[steps]

  1. make frame and deckle (explain deckle)
  2. cut screen 1/2″ smaller than frame, edge to edge
  3. pull screen tightly across frame and glue down with hot glue (or use staples)
  4. place deckle onto frame (screen side up)
  5. velcro the two sections together (or hold tightly)
  6. shred paper
  7. put paper into blender
  8. fill blender with warm water with enough to cover paper plus a little extra
  9. cover blender and pulse a few times
  10. blend for 30 seconds
  11. pour pulp and water into tub / pan
  12. lower deckle and frame into tub
  13. shake over tub for even distribution
  14. gently lift out of tub, let water drain over tub.
  15. remove velcro and deckle
  16. place felt on top of wet paper sheet
  17. flip screen and paper onto flat tray
  18. use sponge to soak up water from the paper through the screen
  19. remove screen
  20. flip onto newspaper
  21. remove felt
  22. let paper dry over night
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