Design by Observation

This was a really difficult assignment; primarily because it was hard to understand what exactly it was.

We had to choose a space and then observe human behaviour, looking at how people improvised and used objects for things other than their primary intention. The tricky bit was avoiding problems and functions as a primary focus and instead using the opportunity to create a new experience.

We worked in groups. I designed the overall layout of our presentation boards:

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The model-making process:

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2:1 PVC pipe is long! I had to walk it home
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Stovetop not so great
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Experimenting with hose options. The hollow ones collapsed too much.
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Threading wire through foam
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Heat gun works better, still not as tight a curve as I’d like

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The final model. I would have liked to paint it.
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Painting looked awesome, but took a long time
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To fill all the gaps and make it look smooth would have taken longer than my timeframe allowed

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