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student number: 586237 semester 2/2013
M1 ideationanalytical drawing
through the study of the plastic bag it became evident that the plastic bag's shape and form was deter-mined by external forces - most prominently were the atmosphere, and the way in which i could person-
ally deform it with my hands. this property was a large focus in our final design.
M1 ideationinitial model
american beauty, 1999
the initial model was more of an exploration of form, especially through looking at the seams, rather than
focusing on a concept. through the initial model
the idea of curvature was looked into. the model blew
up looking rounded, but simple - other dimensions could have been added for
a more dynamic look.
in this scene from ameri-can beauty, the plastic bag takes on its form from the external atmospheric force of the wind, and is a beautiful display of the properties of a plastic bag. it is a great portrayal of emotion through an in-animate object, and the movement of the bag can relate to personal space.
M1 ideationrhino model
M2 designpersonal space
personal space was explored through the idea that everyone has an outer and an inner personal space. the outer personal space is defined as the area where we are happy for strangers, friends and fam-ily to encroach upon. the inner personal space is defined as an area that is specifically for intimate
relationships or just a space for oneself.
INNER OUTER OUTER
the inner personal space was measured by the av-erage distance it took for a person to become un-comfortable with a friend in their personal space.
the outer personal space was measured by the
average distance it took for a person to become uncomfortable with a
stranger in their personal space.
all of the personal space measurements were much larger around the head than other parts of the body, especially extremi-ties (arms and legs).
M2 designprecedence study and design sketches
beach ball, 2009
one of our largest influenc-es throughout the semester was the suitaloon, designed by mike webb. it created an enclosed space for the user that could be deflated and allow direct interaction with others, or inflated to create a strict personal space for the individual - this relates back to the theme of per-
another influence was the beach ball. this was more for practical purposes, to look at the way in which a beach ball is formed through
its different segments.
to further adapt our design and relate to our idea of an in-ner and outer per-sonal space, we de-cided that the idea of colour could make a good impact on our design. the images on the top and bot-tom display how the inner personal space is filled in (black), so that strangers can-not see into our per-sonal space. the outer personal space is see through, thus allowing people to see into that area of personal space and allow interactions.the image in the centre displays how the per-sonal space is dynamic due to the lightweight
M2 designrhino development
the rhino development began with two different series of curves, one representing the inner personal space and one representing the outer personal space. these series of curves were then lofted to create the dy-namic shell we were looking for. however this technique resulted in what seemed like curvature that would
have been impossible to recreate to make a plastic inflatable.
we then developed the design into a smoother shell that clearly showed the two distinct spaces. this strictly followed the measurements that we took, however this design was too simple and didn't imitate the randomness of movement of the
this second prototype was testing materials rather than practicality. wire was used for the framing, how-ever it was decided that wire thick enough to support the 1:1 model would be too difficult to mould. the use of black and clear plastic created the effect that defined the two separate personal spaces. this also
showed how the outer personal space could be encroached upon.
this first prototype inflated in the round shape that we were looking for, however it was very rough and allowed us t