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Rachel Brien Student No: 591230 Semester 2/2013

Group 6

Measured Drawings Scale 2:3 1 = 1mm

I emulated the drawing of the ‘Tokyo scissors’ from “300 years of industrial Design”/Jensen by drawing my object from each face in a plan view. As my object is comprised of a few elements I also deconstructed it. I then scanned and resized it at a scale of 2:3 for the body parts, and 1:1 for the paper part. I then traced the scanned documents.

I also traced a photograph after reading “How to layout a crossaint”/Miralles to give the viewer a sense of how all the deconstructed components come together. I also focused on drawing particula parts of the fan that drive its function, form and movement (such as the pinpoint that holds the arms in order, and the paper which folds).

Scale 1:1 1 = 1mm

Paper folds out when opened


The paper aspect folds to close

Wood panneling is stuck to paper The very first and last arm rotate in opposite directions

The arms stuck to paper prevent 360 degrees spin around pin

Pin stays same as arms rotate

Each arm tucks behind the one before


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ld fo r m ar the h c no Ea e a on All arms flatten into line when fan closed

The arms rotate around pin When fan is closed from side this is its shape Cross section

Scaled Digital Model of Fan Using Rhino

Reconfiguration of Object

Second Skin Design Idea 1 The structure of this design is intended to create the same affect as the peacock with its tail feathers - a feature used to gain attention and assert confidence and sociability. It centers the head and face in its open and encapsulating span, where the voice and face project out from. Full use of hands and lower body is possible. Any interaction from behind or to the side is inhibited. Other people would have to engage in the immediate personal space of the wearer. Such personal space would be ideal in a social environment like a party where you are with people you want to be around and include in your personal space. A technical feature of this second skin is the use of transparent string to pull down the curve at the top. I have suggested this feature as when I explored curving my object I realised there were technical difficulties in getting it to curve. This feature of string could prevent those same issues.

Second Skin Design Idea 2 This design is two of the same structure mirrored, spreading out and inversed like butterfly wings. The interplay between straight and curved creates a volume of space that is both extended outwards and focused inwards. Part of its function is panelling and pin joints. As the conjoined panels bend over the front, it provides a large amount of personal space to the sides and front of the person. This second skin is about parading the wearer as an individual. It creates a space so only the wearer can be within the vicinity of the second skin. This second skin mimics wings, symbolising freedom. When personal space is encroached it can also feel like an attack on ones freedom.

Second Skin Design Idea 3 This second skin design works with the wearers personal space by encapsulating them like a clam shell. It limits arm movement but provides support for the neck and the head. If a person were waiting in line at a supermarket, the personal space provided by the design is the personal space they may expect and require to feel comfortable. It creates a boundary outwards at the back and sides that prohibits people from entering it but allows the wearer to have full vision of their surrounding area. Holes in the panels could represent the transparancy of privacy or personal space in a public area.

Design function relies on its overhanging the shoulders

The panels fold inward over the shoulders

Could be issues with rigidity of the structure as it may inhibit the curve outwards that allows for the projection of personal space behind Strong structure like the end of a fan - with a pin joint - to add stability and a center to the design that correlates to the human spine like a second skin These diamonds represent a hollow in the panel structure that both symbolically and physically indicates the transparency of privacy and personal space in a public area

While design functions the same as fan, in that it has the ability to panel and fold, it differs in that it curves around rather than remanining planar

Panels that have the ability to fold into one another

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Unimelb Virtual Environments Semester 2 2013 M1