Design Loop Reality: House Of Cards

My ideal design process was clean and simple, but in real life it got a little messier. The metal I originally wanted to use was far too thick, it would have been much more obvious than I would have liked. Then, the 26 gauge steel that I used was just thick enough to weld, with much difficulty. No matter what thickness I used, it was going to cause issues. Then, the design had to be supported from the bottom, so I had to make a plate and weld it to that, which makes it very obvious that it is not just a house of cards, but I was able to effectively integrate some of my artistic goals with that plate.

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  • Jack Wheeler
    May 9, 2017 9:28 pm

    I think differences in materials cause a lot of the unforeseen hold-ups during a design process. It sounds like everything worked out for the best, so your design process fit the project well!

  • Katherine Yarnell
    May 6, 2017 12:43 pm

    I think that happens a lot, where you think you have a simple idea but as you get deeper in it, you realize that there was more work involved then initially thought. Metal can be tricky.

  • Errol Romero
    May 1, 2017 1:58 pm

    Working with metal can be really tricky I’m sure but I’m happy that you found success with you project

  • Marcus Gurule
    April 18, 2017 7:06 pm

    I like that you were able to persevere when you ran into problems with the thickness of the metal that was being used. After seeing the final project I think that you landed on the right thickness. At a quick glance the piece pulled off the illusion that you were going for.


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