Design and Interaction Reflection

With this project I began to understand how interactions play into our experience in an environment. What I think was interesting in this process was thinking about the experience as a whole and especially how that experience (in this case) related to the artist we were representing. In creating these experiences I gained skills around the entire design process, beginning with mood boards, into parti diagrams, and finally in creating a physical, scale model. By going through so many steps, I also feel as though I have a better understanding of how to stay consistent with your original feeling, while still staying flexible to changes in experience and design. This was especially relevant, I felt, when editing at the end of this project and deciding what elements were relevant and appropriate for the exhibition.

In general I feel as though I maintained my personal standards for weekly progress, but I definitely struggled keeping up with my online process. I found myself getting really stuck in making the changes and although I did keep up with taking process photos, it took me a lot longer to document all the thoughts I had when making these decisions. I do think my final design was successful and it is something I am proud of , for I think it reflects Sarah Oppenheimer’s aesthetic and normal exhibition environment, well.

I think did a good job staying motivated throughout this project. Although I had my moments of frustration in trying to keep up with everything that had to be edited between classes, I continued to stay passionate about making this a nice exhibition for Sarah. I think the key for me in keeping motivation was choosing an artist I liked and continuing to seek feedback throughout the design process. I would try to get feedback at every class, which would lead to critiques that would make me think further about what the experience in this space would actually feel like. These conversations continued to give me new ideas about what to do in these spaces and helped me consistently keep refining and improving my design.

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