Privacy Screen Final_Lynn&Zhuoyun_The Ever-Changing Perception

Inspired by some of the amazing brick design, we want to form a sophisticated private screen by using a rectangular base unit in a stacking motion like building a brick wall. At the beginning of our designing process, we decided that we are going to use interlocking joins (two slits merging together) to connect all the cards like pieces and placing them in a diagonal crossing composition to increase stability. Moving on, we mainly focused on experimenting with the variation in a different sequence of the rotation angle. At first, we were only able to make a relatively flat surface, but as we were continually improving it, we added the feature of gradient and curved surface which helps to make the partition much more dynamic. When you walk past the screen, just by changing the viewing angle, the parts that seem opaque at first becomes a hollow area that you can see straight through. It is inspiring to be able to explore both on regularity and irregularity of the pattern making. Eventually, we came up with 3 pattern options which are flow (a smooth, subtle horizontal gradient), ripple (two horizontal gradient combined to gather to form a wave-like pattern), and storm (a non-linear, more randomized pattern). It is fascinating that based on such a simple base unit, we can achieve some drastically different outcomes. In terms of the detail of the design, we also thought about using different colors on each side to further enhance the experience of the constantly changing view as well as add a lot more playfulness to it.

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Product Family Final_Lynn_The Leaf Vessel

At the very beginning of the project, I had this idea of making a design that is plant-like and consists of organic curves. After some sketching on vessels with curvature, I decided on this horizontal structure that is similar to a leaf. when i first started creating it in grasshopper, I struggled a lot, but eventually, I figured it out. I located the start, mid and end points of the shape, and then built three curves, based on the curves, I was able to get a surface from the loft command. moving on from that, I applied a grid system to the surface and used the cocoon to make it three dimensional. The grid enhanced the visual experience of the curvature a lot which is always a plus. Although the change in the shape is quite subtle, the outcome is still quite satisfying, they were all quite elegant and pleasing to the eyes. However, I encountered an additional problem when I did the first trail of 3D printing, the structure wasn’t able to stand on its own, so I had to go back, changing the three-curve base to a four curve base so that the vessel has a small flat part on the bottom to settle on. The second set of 3D printing was luckily very successful. Overall I am satisfied with the physical model of the design, the grid casts a beautiful shadow and the reflection of the color is also quite nice. The next step, potential, this form can be transformed into a larger scale, to become a chair, a sofa bed, or even an architectural element.

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Privacy Screen For Kids_Final_Lynn & Zhuoyun

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Inspired by some of the amazing brick design, we want to form a sophisticated private screen by using a rectangular base unit in a stacking motion like building a brick wall. At the beginning of our designing process, we decided that we are going to use interlocking joins (two slits merging together) to connect all the cards like pieces and placing them in a diagonal crossing composition to increase stability. Moving on, we mainly focused on experimenting with the variation in a different sequence of the rotation angle. At first, we were only able to make a relatively flat surface, but as we were continually improving it, we added the feature of gradient and curved surface which helps to make the partition much more dynamic. When you walk past the screen, just by changing the viewing angle, the parts that seem opaque at first becomes a hollow area that you can see straight through. It is inspiring to be able to explore both on regularity and irregularity of the pattern making. Eventually, we came up with 3 pattern options which are flow (a smooth, subtle horizontal gradient), ripple (two horizontal gradient combined to gather to form a wave-like pattern), and storm (a non-linear, more randomized pattern). It is fascinating that based on such a simple base unit, we can achieve some drastically different outcomes. In terms of the detail of the design, we also thought about using different colors on each side to further enhance the experience of the constantly changing view as well as add a lot more playfulness to it.