# Articles for keyword: design techniques

### Boston Students Win With Origami at NASA Space Apps Challenge

by Takeshi Tatsumi, Hanna Suzuki, Yuto Yashiro and Misaki Tatsumi
The journey of young origami enthusiasts to reach the pinnacle of an international science and technology event.

by Govind Kulkarni, with text and diagrams by Hans Dybkjær
Two different folding sequences to arrive at almost the same box.

### The Complete Blintz Part 9: The Pentagonal Lemon Squeezer

Deconstructing the Fortune Teller to make a decorative, functional pentagonal version.

### Once Upon a Time in Versailles: Part 1

by Krystyna Burczyk and Wojtek Burczyk
Musings on art, kitsch, mathematics and the creative process. And lots of diagrams.

### Once Upon a Time in Versailles: Part 2

by Krystyna Burczyk and Wojtek Burczyk

### The Complete Blintz Part 5: Creating via Blintzing

An essay on the design possibilities of multiple blintzes.

### The Complete Blintz Part 4: The Dragon and the Might of the Blintz

A “Hobbit”-worthy dragon to fold and a discourse on various blintzed bases and their usefulness.

### Origami Designer's Secrets: José Meeusen

Just like her motto, "Modulars are symbolic for ‘connections’ (in all senses)," José connects to many people through origami with her beautiful modulars. Practicing origami for more then 40 years, she begins her story at a Fröbel school and brings it to the present with Facebook.

### Origami Designer's Secrets: Michał Kosmulski

It is strange to find a younger, probably better, version of yourself. Michał is highly prolific in a rare genre of origami — tessellation. As always, this is a story about creation, revealed in nine questions that unveil the workings of this origami designer.

### Origami Designer's Secrets: Ben Goldberger

I present to you one of the top origami artists in Israel. Ben has been designing for the last seven years, and the ease of his approach will make you say "I can do it as well!". As always, nine questions, nine images, and a Daffodil diagram!

### Diagrams: Counting Wings

The title is "Counting Wings", but the diagrams are for a dog by Beth Johnson to usher out the Year of the Dog. Read the lovely text to understand the meaning of the title and to gain some insight into Beth's design approach.

### Origami Designer's Secrets: Mi Wu

Mi Wu designs masterly bicolor models and is leading an effort to make the artistic creations of origami designers from China known to the world.

### Diagrams: Adding a Gap in the Center of a Sonobe Unit

A technique that I discovered sometime during 2015-2017, which I will call the "cupboard fold spacer." It creates a small gap in a unit, for example one in the center-line of a Sonobe unit.

### Story of a Foxhound

Dave shares with us the history of how his foxhound design came about in 1975. The article also includes a video tutorial and diagrams for a running and sitting version of the dog respectively.

### Origami Designer's Secrets: Riccardo Foschi

While scrolling down on Facebook, an image of a feathered tsuru nestled on the palm of its creator froze my index finger, and I knew I had a new candidate for the ODS series. The best part of it – you will really get to know the guy, since his answers are long and insightful indeed!

### Origami Designer's Secrets: Viviane Berty

Viviane Berty describes the inner joy of origami design and the beauty of origami designs that gives prominence to the paper and its texture.

### Origami Designer's Secrets: Rui Roda

Once again, the simple process of asking ten questions reveals the true identity of a designer, who in this case still is not sure if he is one. For me, the most interesting phase is just before you are brave enough to define yourself as an artist. Read more to see if you can notice this thin line.

### Pre-scoring Machines Demystified

Kate Lukasheva offers a very interesting Q&A on pre-scoring machines.

### Convention Report: Convention for Creators (CfC)

by Ilan Garibi
The genesis and execution of the Convention for Creators, held in Lyon, France, in July, 2017.

### Origami Designer's Secrets: Rebecca Lynn Gieseking

Here is a creator who knows exactly what she loves to do. In an area that seems extremely narrow, Rebecca stretches its borders to the horizons, and creates many variations on a single theme – pots.

### Diagrams: Evolution of the Tulip

Francesco Mancini offers us a simple tulip to fold for spring and discusses how he and Gay Merrill Gross were inspired independently to create the same model.

### Origami Reference Points: Folding Square Grids with Haga's Method

by Jon Tucker
This articles shows how to construct arbitrary square grids via folding alone, using Haga's First Theorem.

### Theme and Variation

by Thomas R. Crain
This article explores several variations in a square twist crease pattern that may be achieved simply by varying the mountain/valley assignment of the same underlying crease pattern.

### Nths via Pythagorean triplets

by Troels Højer Jensen and Hans Dybkjær
In origami we frequently need to find an $$n$$th of a paper, often in order to divide it into an $$n \times n$$ grid. This article generalizes a common technique for finding references and provides some insight into the geometric properties of paper.

### Diagrams: Star of Wonder

Diagrams for an octagonal star with color change, from a single uncut square. Also included is a variation of the star.

### Orange Spheres and Odd Even Apples

by Hans Dybkjær
This article tells the tale of the higher spheres of oranges and apples: How I got there, and how to make them.

### TCBO: The Lost Chapter

A copy of the long-lost chapter on design from "The Complete Book of Origami."

### Crease Patterns: 3D Wall and Octet Truss

Two 3D tessellations: a brick wall and an octahedral-tetrahedral truss network.

### Diagrams: HJ Dragon

Diagrams for a not-super-simple, not-super-complex dragon, seeking to find a middle ground in dragon complexity.

### Editorial: Star Block Variations

A sunk-side elbow design is used to create a variety of models: Star Block models in particular. This method has the potential for much creative work!

### Editorial: Extending Kawai’s Pentagon Method to a Decagon

Toyoaki Kawai’s method of making a pentagon from a square is a widely used one. This article demonstrates how to extend his method to a decagon and shows examples of transpositions of well known designs to pentagons and decagons.

### Editorial: Reading and Folding Crease Patterns

An essay about origami designer Seth Friedman's experiences involving reading and folding from Crease Patterns.

### Design: Folding Pictures

An article about folding images using large grids and hundreds of reverse folds.

### One Ellipse to Rule Them All

Curved-crease origami can be designed by considering the properties of ruling lines, lines on the crease pattern that remain straight in the 3D folded form. This technique was developed by David Huffman, who identified conic section curves has being particularly suitable for curved-crease designs. Two examples using ellipses are given as crease patterns.

### Crease Pattern: Dragonfly

A crease pattern for a box-pleated dragonfly.

### Designing and Folding Curved-Crease Pleated Forms

This article aimed at novice folders examines the design and folding process for geometric bowl and vase models characterized by a series of curved pleats.

### Crease Pattern: Skew-pleated Beetle

This month's crease pattern folds a symmetric subject on an inherently unsymmetric base.

### Crease Pattern: Katydid HP

A hex-pleated design for a long-legged katydid with some discussion of the design principles.

### Interview: Daniel Kwan and Byriah Loper

by Wendy Zeichner
An interview with two pioneers of modular woven polypolyhedra.

### A Class of $$N$$-Pointed 3-D Stars

by Arnold Tubis and Carmen Sprung
Tubis and Sprung show that the same starting shapes used previously to create generalized masu boxes [Tubis and Pooley 2012] can be used to produce $$n$$-pointed 3D stars.

### Generalized N-Sided Masus

by Arnold Tubis and Christopher Pooley
Tubis and Pooley explore $$n$$-sided generalizations of the masu and one of its many decorative-lids. Detailed video instructions are provided at the Origami Player site.

### Crease Pattern: Wave24

A pleated cone sliced by multiple planes creates this geometric model reminiscent of a breaking wave.

### Crease Pattern: Hexabox

A rotationally symmetric geometric shape, folded from a hexagon, based on Jeannine Mosely's "Bud".

### Folding Irrational Proportions

This article describes techniques for finding reference points for models with square root of two ratios which are commonly found in 22.5 degree designs.

### Modular Design: Shishapangma

Design and folding instructions for one of the 54 polypolyhedra using dollar bills.

### Crease Pattern: Waterdragon

Crease pattern and design notes for a complex asymmetric waterdragon.

### Crease Pattern: Hex Pleated Brown Widow

Explore hex pleating further with this long- and variable-length-legged spider design.

### Crease Pattern Analysis: Werewolf

The first in a series, analyzing crease patterns. In this article, we take a big picture look at a Werewolf designed by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53465278@N02/" target="blank">Jacob Rossman</a>.

### Crease Pattern: Hex-Pleated Scarab Beetle

This crease pattern introduces a new form of uniaxial base design, called <i>hex pleating</i> and describes how to use technique technique.

### Geometric Folding Algorithms: Free Video Lectures

Course information for an MIT graduate course in Geometric Folding Algorithms.

### Review: "Eric Joisel: The Magician of Origami"

A review of a book which pays tribute to the inspiring and unrivaled legacy of one of origami's greatest masters.

### Tessellations: A Brief Theory of Warping Paper

This article gives a nice overview of the types of tessellations there are, and how to create one yourself.