Hi, I'm Dieter
I’m a design student at Olin College of Engineering working on computation and design focused projects.
I also draw every day on paper with ink, watercolour, and pencil. It's important to stay grounded in medium, and the limitations and affordances of these traditional methods gives a fresh perspective on the abstraction of modern design practices. At Olin, I've taken a variety of transdisciplinary course work which varies between design, engineering, and computing curriculum.
I'm open to work, commissions, and projects! Drop me a line, and take a peek at my resume for a condensed summary of my work.
- The magical realism of Cassette Players
- A stairclimbing robot for transporting snacks
Designed, built and documentated a stairclimbing robot in a cohort of 4 engineers and designers. Featuring specialized feet, high torque drivetrain, and fully wireless robotic control. Take a look at our Presentation Site
- Seeing the world through a new lens
- Drafting impossible scenes in pen and ink
- Laser cutting spray paint stencils
- Alternative ads & event architecture
- Explaining concepts through illustration
- Accessible app development
- Automating a dorm room
- Piloting a vacuum
As part of Olin's Quantitative Engineering Analysis (QEA) class, I developed software in a two person team to detect obstacles using LIDAR, generate a gradient field with maximums representing objects to avoid, and a robot control system to execute a path that successfully descends that gradient field.
- Designing and Optimizing a boat
- Collaboratively building a scheduling tool
LetsShedIt is a web-based scheduling system built to optimize meeting times around several people's schedules which I developed in a team of 4 in Olin's software design class. I focused on the development of the web client and its dynamic elements, including form actions, routing, api-access, and calendar systems
- Reimaging how colleges market themselves
During the spring semester of 2019, I assisted in designing and illustrating the "Olin Snapshot", a newly made marketing material for Olin College of Engineering. Along with the collaborative design process throughout, I created traditionally-made illustrations for a spread styled after a "Classified" section about a yearly Olin event.
- Making a zine about computers