First constraint: The size of my product should be relatively small. It should fit on a desk.
Second constraint: the complexity shouldn’t be overwhelming. I have to remember that my scope of skills and time constraints limits the ambition I can have with this project. The aesthetic should be my focus.
Third constraint: Shouldn’t be terribly messy. If this will be a piece that goes on a desk, there shouldn’t be so many modular components to the point that it become difficult or hard to move. If I include water, I should also have a system that prevent spillage.
Fourth constraint: It should have room for plant material. This is a large part of the chinese garden aesthetic I’m going for.
Fifth constraint: Customization of the garden would be lovely. If I include architecture, I could make various slots that can hold the components.