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VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS – MODULE 3 ISABELLE SEE-THO 586070


PERSONAL SPACE

UMBRELLA CONCEPT: THE WAY THAT OUR PERSONAL SPACE VISIBLY EXPANDS AND CONTRACTS WHEN PEOPLE COME CLOSER AND MOVE FURTHER AWAY FROM US. THE EARLY PROTOTYPES

BOX FOLDER

SONOBE UNITS & “MAGIC” FOLD

MUIRA FOLD

FAN FOLD

ORIGAMI LILY – PEACOCK CONCEPT


ORIGAMI LILY The origami lily had an interesting fold – however when it came to the concept of having a non-static model, it fails. HOWEVER – it does retain the threedimensional quality that protrudes and expands outwards from the body.

While it can move and expand and contract – the SURPRISE FACTOR was not that great, that is the transformation was very subtle. KEPT:  PHYSCIAL   FORM  THAT   PROTRUDES/ EXPLODES   OUTWARDS   AWAY  FROM  THE   BODY  


PROTOTYPE: SKIN AND BONE MEETS PANEL AND FOLD BALSA WOOD AND WIRES COMBINED WITH MUIRA FOLD While the prototypes in themselves worked mechanically – however they failed to address the Personal Space concept through aesthetic measures. Muira fold did not actually represent anything.

KEPT: USE OF THE MUIRA FOLD


PROTOTYPE: SKIN AND BONE MEETS PANEL AND FOLD BALSA WOOD AND WIRES COMBINED WITH MUIRA FOLD. THIS PROTOTYPE FAILED IN THE INTEGRATION OF SYSTEMS WAS NOT MERGED ENOUGH BUT RATHER JUST PAIRED TOGETHER. HAD THE BONES BEEN MORE SUBTLY INTEGRATED THROUGHOUT THE ORIGAMI – THEN THE TWO SYSTEMS COULD HAVE BEEN USED TOGETHER SEAMLESSLY


PROTOTYPE: SONOBE UNITS

SONOBE UNITS AS A SHELL DISGUISING INNER WORKINGS OF SECOND SKIN. WHAT WAS TO HAPPEN TO THE SHELL? CANNOT JUST FALL TO THE GROUND. KEPT: IDEA OF A LINEAR/PLAIN OUTER SHELL CONCEALING SOMETHING WITHIN.


PROTOTYPE: SONOBE UNITS AND FAN FOLD While the concept is there for hiding a fold within a shell – the two did not merge well enough. Left: How does it unfold around the body – cumbersome motion not a smooth transition. Middle: Sonobe units cannot just drop on ground. Where do they go? Right: the expansion is correct but still too 2 dimensional


PROTOTYPE: SLEEVE POCKET

NOTHING WAS HOLDING THE SKIN UP – NOT HOLSTERED BY SHOULDERS/NECK SLEEVE DID NOT HIDE THE INNER WORKINGS VERY WELL, NOR DID IT CONTRACT SMOOTHLY – “FIDDLY” KEPT: NOTHING


PROTOTYPE: 1:1 - MAGIC BALL

DRAPING IT OVER DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE BODY SO AS TO HOLSTER ITSELF. DEPLOYS EFFECTIVELY – LACKS 3 DIMENSIONAL QUALITIY


PROTOTYPE: 1:1 - MAGIC BALL

NOTHING IS HOLDING IT UP

TRYING TO CREATE THE ‘BALLOON’ EFFECT AND PROJECT A MORE 3DIMENSIONAL FORM KEPT: “BALLOONING” OUTWARD EFFECT


PROTOTYPE: 1:1 - MAGIC BALL

THIS IS THE 3D ‘BALLOONING EFFECT I WAS AFTER IN INITIALLY USING THIS FOLD. PROBLEM: THE ENDS DON’T CLOSE UP AFTER DEPLOYED KEPT: CREATING A PARAMETER AROUND THE BODY (RED ARROWS)


LEARNING FROM THE PROTOTYPE FAILURES

The flexibility of the “magic ball” fold was too high, resulting in a “floppy” model that could not sustain its own weight. RESULT: while the aesthetics are good, and concept is there slight alteration to the fold is necessary – back to the MUIRA FOLD – slightly simpler more rigid folding pattern.


FINAL PRODUCT DOCUMENTATION USED A VAREITY OF CONCEPTS FROM THE PROTOTYPES AND LEARNT FROM THE FAILURES. -  BACK TO BEGINNING – BASICS -  HOW WILL IT FASTEN? -  HOW WILL IT DEPLOY/HIDE?


MAKING OF – MUIRA FOLD FITTING/SIZING TO ENSURE SECOND SKIN IS WEARABLE.


BOTH STAGES OF THE FINAL PRDUCT. BEGINNING – LEFT (TOP AND BOTTOM) AFTER BEING DEPLOYED - RIGHT


PERSONAL SPACE THE DESIGN REPRESENTS TWO STAGES THAT IS CLOSED – IS THE RESTRICTED CONFINED UNCOMFORTABLE STAGE WHEN WE HAVE LITTLE PERSONAL SPACE. AND THE SECOND STAGE REPRESENTS AS PEOPLE MOVE AWAY FROM US, OUR PERSONAL SPACE GROWS.

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