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VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS CONCLUSION of MODULE 2 COLLABORATION: PANEL AND FOLD + SKIN AND BONES Gareth Lee and Isabelle Seetho


COLLABORATION: WHAT DID YOU KEEP? WHAT DID YOU DISREGARD? IDEAS KEPT WEEK 3: DISCARDED

WHY? KEPT: Shell concept is still relevant to the semicircle shape created by the reaching cane. The model making process was also similar. DISCARD: Cueing up and distances was discarded as it was too vague and we kept trailing off from a specific ‘umbrella concept’


COLLABORATION: WHAT DID YOU KEEP? WHAT DID YOU DISREGARD? IDEAS DISREGARDED WEEK 4:

WHY? Got rid of the bat-wings concept as we moved into human senses, rather than animal senses. From human senses, we also narrowed it down to explore sight specifically.


COLLABORATION: WHAT DID YOU KEEP? WHAT DID YOU DISREGARD? IDEAS KEPT WEEK 4:

WHY? Mind mapping regarding all the human senses was narrowed down to sight. And even more specifically a blind persons sight and how this impacts his/her perception of personal space. Provoking questions like: -  Is their personal space smaller or larger? -  What do they do to determine personal space? -  Is their personal space easily invaded? -  How will they recognise this?


OVERALL ABSTRACT CONCEPT: BLIND PERSONS PERCEPTION OF PERSONAL SPACE


OVERALL ABSTRACT CONCEPT: BLIND PERSONS PERCEPTION OF PERSONAL SPACE

We have come to a mutual decision and specifically narrowed down our concept from: -  All the human senses that react to personal space invasion -  To human senses -  To one human sense – sight


OVERALL ABSTRACT CONCEPT: BLIND PERSONS PERCEPTION OF PERSONAL SPACE One human sense – sight Using the concept of sight we are exploring the way a blind person perceives personal space and the way in which people invade it and how they react to that.


OVERALL ABSTRACT CONCEPT: BLIND PERSONS PERCEPTION OF PERSONAL SPACE A blind persons personal distance (as a generalisation) relatively the same most of the time. In a crowded space, the parameter of the reaching cane is not invaded‌ However in an open space, the blind person can only reach the extent of the cane and cannot see beyond that point.


OVERALL ABSTRACT CONCEPT: BLIND PERSONS PERCEPTION OF PERSONAL SPACE

We determined that a blind persons personal space is defined by the parameter the in which the cane can reach. What the eyes cannot see – the arm will reach for. What the arm cannot reach – the cane will reach for. Thereby creating the semi-circular space which no one will invade because of the motion in which the blind use the cane – side to side drawing a semi-circle around the front side of the body


OVERALL ABSTRACT CONCEPT: BLIND PERSONS PERCEPTION OF PERSONAL SPACE

METHODS OF RECREATING THE FORM THROUGH BOTH SYSTEMS: Starting to generate ideas of using SKIN AND BONES as well as PANEL AND FOLD to come together as a composite materialized form. The repetition of the cone shape emphasises the concept of the blind persons parameter of personal space created by their walking cane. By overlaying the first two images (image 3 from the the left) There is a form (image 4) generated from this barrier.


ABSTRACT FORM DERIVED FROM THE CONCEPT USING RHINO CONCEPT: BLIND PERSONS PERCEPTION OF PERSONAL SPACE

Using colour to indicate the sensitivity of the personal space. The sensitivity refers to the extent in which a blind person can reach and thus increasing there awareness of the space or lack thereof around them Red: Most sensitive Orange: Sensitive Yellow: Less Sensitive


ABSTRACT FORM DERIVED FROM THE CONCEPT USING RHINO CONCEPT: BLIND PERSONS PERCEPTION OF PERSONAL SPACE

PLAN VIEW Using the colour really helps display the “hour glass” kind of form. Where the inner red circles from the plan view are actually the top of the form from the side view view, and this works respectively to the other colours. Blue and black which create a flatter surface which is indicative of the less self-awareness that blind people have of what is behind them.


ABSTRACT FORM DERIVED FROM THE CONCEPT USING RHINO CONCEPT: BLIND PERSONS PERCEPTION OF PERSONAL SPACE


ABSTRACT FORM DERIVED FROM THE CONCEPT USING RHINO CONCEPT: BLIND PERSONS PERCEPTION OF PERSONAL SPACE In regard to the intricate shapes of the abstract form. The upper half of the form have several uniform spikes that represent a heightened sense of touch that blind people have – this is particularly important as their personal space is reliant on what they can feel in front of them as opposed to what they can see.


METHODS OF RECREATING THE FORM THROUGH BOTH SYSTEMS PANEL AND FOLD + SKIN AND BONE


METHODS OF RECREATING THE FORM THROUGH BOTH SYSTEMS PANEL AND FOLD + SKIN AND BONE


METHODS OF RECREATING THE FORM THROUGH BOTH SYSTEMS PANEL AND FOLD + SKIN AND BONE

Starting to physically test using the wooden mannequin to gauge an idea of scale. The fan only incorporates the panel and fold system. However experimenting hands one with physical models is an effective way of generating ideas of how the other physical system will interact. -  Within each fold – bones can be inserted as a structural element. -  (Below Left) Bones can be used as a mechanical element that controls that movability of the product.


METHODS OF RECREATING THE FORM THROUGH BOTH SYSTEMS PANEL AND FOLD + SKIN AND BONE


METHODS OF RECREATING THE FORM THROUGH BOTH SYSTEMS PANEL AND FOLD + SKIN AND BONE

Experimenting with ways to display the parameter of the reaching stick, as it is the exten of the arm and the cane that physically determines a blind persons personal space. The bones can expand and contract by way of a joint mechanism and the panel and fold system is incorporated as a skin that interacts with the bones to form a surface like quality. KEPT: WEEK 4 SIMILAR MODEL MAKING PROCESS


METHODS OF RECREATING THE FORM THROUGH BOTH SYSTEMS PANEL AND FOLD + SKIN AND BONE PROTOTYPE


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