This week I had to take a realistic look at how I truly want to present my final outcomes. Having talked to James about what I had originally thought and, without taking these into consideration, how would he suggest presenting, I was able to leave this meeting feeling a little more organised than I had felt previously. James emphasised the point that three is a good number and three is a good and effective way to frame my outcomes. I sat down afterwards and considered three key features that I would like displayed in my zone.
First I would try and direct viewers to the computer where the story would be held along with any further information I want to direct people to that is in a soft copy. From previous experience in retail, people normally start heading towards the left, and therefore the computer will be placed to the left of my designated exhibition space. I would then have photographs presented of the final models so that these can both be viewed from afar as well as part of step two of the ‘journey’ around my exhibition. I have made up a potential outline for displaying the photographs, but will consider this more once the 3d models have been printed and photographs taken. I then would display final prints on a plinth that would be higher than the table with the computer so that viewers wouldn’t need to crouch to look at them. I hope to have the plinth in white as this would be an effective journey through my exhibition and would not detract from the final artifacts. James also noted that in the given time it would be possible to create what I originally wanted and that I’m just giving myself excuses for not doing it. I agreed wholeheartedly. I could be very stressed for a month just to have a better outcome on the 10th, or I could relax, take everything slow, and not achieve something amazing. At least this was what my head was telling me when James said I could definitely create what I wanted in the time left.
It was also suggested for the open studio that I have a 3d printer at the exhibition printing one of my designs. It would tie in everything that I have worked on this semester if this were possible and perhaps would draw more people in to the story I have created. It may also mean that many people would need to be sent stl files so I need to make sure this will work on my website and have it functioning. So far learning PHP has been very helpful and I feel that having the story on my website is actually possible in the time frame. This would be also be much better than embedding another company’s logo and information on my page and would appear much more professional for not only assessment, but also at the open studio.