Understanding specifications and constraints is an important part of the design process for any endeavor. My project is a hanging visual display (projector screen) in a minimalist aesthetic. I have identified 5 specifications and 5 constraints for my work.
Adhere to my Aesthetic
- As mentioned above, the aesthetic I’ve chosen is minimalism. For my final output to be successful I feel that I need to accurately represent this design choice.
Accurately Display Visuals
- This specification is one of functionality. I decided to build this project because I wanted a larger installation to display video visuals which I create. Success for this specification is very straight forward – it must be able to have video projected onto it!
Look Good Hanging from Ceiling
- This is different from functionality in that it’s about the design adhering to the space. What I mean by “look good” is that I want it to naturally fit into whatever room it’s currently being displayed in.
- I plan to have the final product be something that can be moved around and installed in different locations. For this reason I need it to be durable. This comes down to the construction methods I employ during the fabrication process.
- Or lack thereof. There are some more complex construction aspects to my project. For example, I plan to attach the screen to the rod by cutting a very thin insert. I then want to somehow adhere the screen inside the insert. I don’t have very much skill with precise woodworking and feel this might be above my pay grade. However, I have a backup design I may choose to go with.
- The material I’m going to be using for the screen is the only thing I have left to collect. I have done some research on the appropriate material to use. The common consensus is blackout fabric. However, I’m hesitant to use this material. I want something more sleek than fabric in the final design. In my mind I had envisioned some sort of plastic material but this may not be possible.
Time to Make Visuals
- I had discussed in my first post that I want to create generative visuals with code. I’m starting to feel like this might not be possible in the time I have. The construction process itself is starting to seem like it may not go as smoothly as I had expected. I’m considering using some videos I’ve already created.
Space in Room
- I’m planning to install my design in my bedroom to begin with. This isn’t a super big constraint. I’ll just need to move stuff around in my bedroom which could be a bit of a pain.
Lack of Craftsmanship
- Again, I’m not too worried about this constraint. I mostly want my final output to be clean and sleek.
It looks like you had a good grasp of the constraints and specifications of your project. How do you plan to incorporate the coding aspect with the limited time frame?
Hey Ive noticed that theres some worry over a lot of things. Is there anything that youre going to prioritize your work and getting materials? Are some priorities more important to you than others?