Monday, December 6, 2010

Design Visualization

Throughout this semester I have learned a lot of things. I learned how to draw perspectives, elevations, pictorial views and more. I have also learned how to organize information and how to make it visually apealling. A main thing I enjoyed about the class is drawing. My favorite drawing I did was the self-portriat I drew in my sketch book. I focused on the shading and detail.

Second Year Critques

The second year critques were taken place in the lobby. They had to design a sculpture that people could interact with. They put a scale figure next to the sculpture so we would understand how large it is. Before creating the sculpture they made up their own rules that they must follow throughout the project. For instance one guy said that his rule was that every fold he made on one side he had to make an opposite fold on the other side. The second year students said that the difference between first year and second was that they focused more on the design process. They focused more on the details like what materials to use and how they want people to react with it. They also dressed formally when presenting. The ladies wore either skirts or dresses and the guys wore nice pants and dress shirts. Also another thing that was different about their project was that it was a group project. The picture below is of a project.


This is the first draft of my luminaire. I wanted to create a small slit of light that would run up a wall. My light phenomenon was the light hitting the stairs. I wanted to show that light by a simple slit of light. I talked to Stoel and he suggested that I try a different form and go away from a square. 

This is my final project. I decided to have only one slit in the front. The light affect turned out pretty much how I wanted it to. The only thing was that I hoped it would reach up farther up the wall. During the critque Stoel and Tommy mentioned that my luminaire was in the way of the light affect. So Tommy was messing with it and tilted it upward which caused the light to shine higher on the wall. I am pretty happy with how my project turned out and I also enjoyed seeing everyone else's luminaire.