In this stage of the project we created representation of how different subjects in scenario relate to each other in terms of spaces that they use and share in a daily, weekly, monthly and annual period.
In addition to my scenario there are also three students who come to university in Ankara with bachelor degree and they do not know Ankara. They have a schedule therefore they have regular life when we compare to graffiti artist. They generally go out to know Ankara.
The graffiti artist meet his clients at home, he meet twice with clients first to get job and second to show studies about the work and decide what is the final product. Graffiti artist does his real works in a place where the people is less so he works generally Saturday nights and if it is indoor space he prefers working on Sunday. In monthly period he has exhibition of his works in every November therefore he do not accept any work in October’s.
When I looked at what is bachelor degree I learned that people who get it has one year course credit so they can graduate one year early. Therefore these students will live with graffiti artist during three years and in summer holiday they sometimes will go their country or sometimes they will travel Turkey.
As you know we started the project by working with object to object relationship and we designed The Thingy. In further step, we worked on the thingy again but also we build up a scenario. We are asked to specify our design decisions around the subjects and their relations with each other and spaces. The important questions in this stage are Who?, How? and What spatial properties?. My main design decision is controlling visual relationship. Therefore, when I created my scenario I thought that this visual relation can control by user. First, I decided to have one subject. This subject is a man living alone ad who need storage because this man is a graffiti writer. This thingy does not just provide visual relationship conditions but also provide storage, two different working space and also helps to get different light conditions and air circulation.
Before start main work, the graffiti writers work with pencils and pens, they make some sketches or illustrations and then they mostly work on canvases so alongside of pen and pencils they also need their spray paints for practices. Therefore, they need different working spaces. Therefore, The Thingy has steel grid panels that divide these working spaces and also differentiate indoor and outdoor. Also the user of The Thingy can put his spray paints on this steel grid and also some of his sketch papers. When he put all spray paints he has a solid surface between these two spaces and when he change their density and also location in this steel grid he has visual relationship between these working spaces and also with same things he can have different light and view conditions. And also while he is working with canvases he uses spray paints, therefore some exploded surface in the thingy has also help to put the spray paints and sometimes he can use these surfaces as a steps because they use stairs to reach the top of the canvases.
Here are my sketches that show The Thingy’s process so far.
And here are the draft model of my Thingy.