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I believe …

This, I believe …

A self portrait depicting one of my beliefs,

and the one i chose was …

I believe books smell good.

 

So I started out by making a mind map with my statement in the center.

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But as I started that I felt that it was still a little too broad so I began a mind map with just “books” as the center. I started getting very specific answers then so I still continued the first mind map to see what I can get out of the two of them.

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I also went in search of the smell of books:

Smell of Books

-someone already had the idea to put the smell of new and old books into a spray can

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And these are the real perfumes of it.

30 book-scented perfumes and candles

-more book and paper scented objects

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/oliver-tearle/10-words-every-book-lover-should-know_b_5297284.html

-this site actually talked about really interesting words sort of describing aspects of the love of books

3 Reasons Why Booknerds Love the Smell of Books

-why book lovers smell books

What Causes the Smell of New & Old Books?

-infographic of the science behind the smell of books

http://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/where-does-smell-old-books-come/

-a bit more on the chemical smell of books

 

While I was doing those maps I also tried to put into words how I really felt about books and why I liked their smell.

I first got these:

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And was finding that the reason behind me writing that statement was because I was rebelling against the constant use of technology.

I also started making lists for paper uses because the other part of my reason for loving books is because I love paper.

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I also found myself focusing more on the paper aspect of books than the entire book itself.

My research on paper:

https://www.britannica.com/topic/papermaking/Paper-properties-and-uses

-about paper

Different Types of Paper

-this talked about the different types of paper found in stores and what they are best for

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper

-all about paper

http://www.afandpa.org/media/blog/bloga/2013/05/12/the-value-of-paper

http://www.paperonline.org/uploads/history.pdf

-history of paper infographic

http://www.paperonline.org/uploads/paper%20making.pdf

-paper making infographic

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-2/Paper.html

-making paper and raw materials

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulp_(paper)

-all about pulp and the making of it

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-different-raw-materials-for-paper.htm

-the different raw materials used for paper

Facts About Paper: The Impact of Consumption

-paper consumption facts

-how to make paper

http://www.internationalpaper.com/docs/default-source/english/sustainability/paperprocessda6b92ff13066ee38ce6ff00003fcd2f.pdf?sfvrsn=2

-making paper in an industrial setting

 

After finding out much on paper it lead me to think about origami so I looked a little into that:

http://www.pbs.org/video/2365809025/

-origami saving lives and science

http://www.origami-resource-center.com/history-of-origami.html

-history of origami

 

This then lead me to look into more uses of paper.

 

Uses of Paper:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicholas-a-basbanes/post_5940_b_4136654.html

-10 bizarre uses of paper

 

I also looked up why some still prefer the print book over the e-book.

http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2010/03/in_which_emphatically_and_fore.html

-why one woman prefers the e-book

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-national-book-review/drop-that-kindle-10-reaso_b_8234890.html

-10 reasons why paper books are better

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/readers-absorb-less-kindles-paper-study-plot-ereader-digitisation

-why print books are better for memory

https://hms.harvard.edu/news/e-readers-foil-good-nights-sleep

-e-books are bad for sleep

 

Hula came up in my mind map and I thought it was an interesting visual that tells a story at the same time.

History of Hula

-history of hula

-example of hula

http://www.hawaiihistory.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=ig.page&PageID=434

-styles  of hula

 

And I also started to look on Pinterest to see if I could find any other inspiration.

https://www.pinterest.com/kailatess/i-believe-books-smell-good/

 

Here are my first round of sketches:

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For these I was thinking a little too personally and not quite in the right direction.

This is the first idea I came up with:

 

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It really didn’t complete and satisfy what I was trying to get across though. So I went back to the drawing board and started looking into the senses instead.

 

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Listing of new directions of my statement:

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More on the sense of touch:

http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/information/anatomy/touching1.htm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/20/neuroscience-touch_n_6489050.html

http://www.afb.org/info/living-with-vision-loss/braille/what-is-braille/123

-about braille

 

I also looked a bit into Romanticism because I felt that my love of books was more Romantic.

Romanticism:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanticism

-about the romantic period

https://www.britannica.com/art/Romanticism

 

I also came across this book about designing for people to be emotionally involved and thought it was good to keep in mind.

http://ebook.eqbal.ac.ir/Web-Design/Designing%20for%20Emotion.pdf

-design for emotion

 

After looking into Romanticism fanaticism came to mind.

Paper fanatic:

fanatic – a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause.

Unfortunately I did not find anything that was really interesting about fanaticism or paper fanaticism.

 

Then I strictly looked into smell in art and found these good articles talking about art and the senses.

Smell in Art:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/can-you-smell-work-art-180958189/?no-ist

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-first-major-museum-show-to-focus-on-smell-1787124/

Scents & Sensibility

http://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/digital-underground/2015/multisensory-met

-how one artist is making sensory art

 

Which made me remember these commercials and take a look at them again.

Sensory experiences:

5 gum Stimulate Your Senses commericals –

This one contains three commercials:

There was a lot more of these than I thought. I went in search of them because I wanted to take a look at the different way that they handled experiencing senses.  Most of the videos were focused on the different ways we feel/touch but did so in exciting unorthodox ways that almost push the human limits.

 

Upon searching for those videos I went in search of more senses.

The senses:

-discuss the many different senses humans have

And then I found a Ted talk about senses:

-this video discusses the 5 senses in experiences and the use of them in design

-this video was interesting in that it talked about using materials produced in nature to make other materials and not giving the answer that more digital technology is the solution

 

I liked the idea of this being behind and hidden.

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As for this one I was just looking at the use of texture.

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These are from me trying to figure out what the content was going to be.

Sites with poems:

http://www.poetrysoup.com/famous/poems/senses

-famous poems about senses, or so they say but I didn’t find anything

http://www.poetryinnature.com/nature/rain-poems.asp

 

Second round of sketches with more focus on sensing.

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I also rewrote my brief twice trying to find the right explanation of “I believe books smell good.”

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But these didn’t really provide the answer either. In fact my statement was proving to be the problem so I changed it to what I really meant by it when I wrote it on a whim.

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I decided “I believe it is essential to experience the physical world” encompassed my feelings best.

Continuing to organize my thoughts.

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With all my research into the senses I was having trouble finding a form to encompass them all. So I put them on paper to get a better grasp of them. At first it didn’t really help because they have no real form.

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touch, taste, sound, smell, sight, and touch/sight/smell (in order)

So then I made a venn diagram comparing them to get a better sense of a form.

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These are more sketch ideas from beginning to now:

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This was my third round of sketches:

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These are tentative mock ups of the two final ideas.

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based off of the center idea but using puzzle pieces instead.

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I decided the second one was better but I still wasn’t sold on the form.

And that’s when I came up with this form for the second idea and it fit much better.

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More complete mock up:

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Since my first idea of how to go about making that form did not work properly at all I went in search of a new way to execute it.

Modular origami:

http://www.origami-resource-center.com/modular.html

-this site had a lot of pretty good instructions on a variety of modular origami

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I liked the hard lines and curves this has.

Though the paper would be easier to print on and assemble I did not like its flimsy lightness even if I did use a heavy a weight as bristol. So I decided to try 3D printing it.

Sketch for 3D model:

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Then I began searching for the right typeface to use. I has to be very neutral and unimaginative.

This is the typefaces I gathered initially:

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Once I had this list I went and researched the typefaces on it, and even searched some that were not, so that I had a better idea about them.

I also looked into the history of some neutral typefaces:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sans-serif

-about the difference between the sans serif typefaces

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helvetica

-helvetica was created to be completely neutral (neo-grotesque)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calibri

-history of calibri (humanist)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arial

-history of arial (neo-grotesque)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myriad_(typeface)

-about myriad (humanist)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univers

-comparison of helvetica, univers, and folio

https://www.typotheque.com/fonts/neutral

-about neutral

http://www.houseind.com/fonts/neutraface/neutrahistory

-about neutra

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arial

http://www.marksimonson.com/notebook/view/the-scourge-of-arial

-about arial

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avenir_(typeface)

-about avenir

 

Testing out the typefaces on my model:

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Testing out the position of the statements. I had a sort of die in mind.

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Final brief:

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Final product:

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Artist’s statement:

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http://www.lilliemeyer.com/paper-polyhedral/

-paper polyhedra

https://www.behance.net/gallery/22364095/Unique-Symmetrical-Polyhedra

-another paper polyhedra with template

http://kusudama.me/#/Paradigma/Paradigma

-video of crazy 3d origami shape

http://www.giladorigami.com/BO_OT14.html

-a lot of diff origami directions

https://amywellsuc.wordpress.com/2011/06/

-crazy polyhedron

Fantastic 3D Origami with numerous Axisymmetrical shapes

-really cool examples

Agrégale diamantes a tu habitación con estas ideas

-polyhedron template

 

 

Sensory Games:

http://www.bhg.com/health-family/activities/games/host-a-sensory-olympics-to-sharpen-kids-senses/

– ways to test how each sense influences the others in perceiving things

http://www.abcya.com/five_senses.htm

– quiz on how we use the 5 senses

Kids Activity: Balloon Five Senses Game

-guess what’s inside game

 

 

 

Disabilities of the senses:

http://www.familyconnect.org/info/multidiscapacidad/learning/using-the-senses/135

  • overview of what impairments affect

http://www.cracked.com/article_19986_the-5-weirdest-sixth-senses-humans-have-without-knowing-it.html

  • your eyes can see even after you go blind

https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/types/invisible/anosmia.php

  • about the loss of smell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://archive.bridgesmathart.org/2016/bridges2016-225.pdf

-complex flexible polyhedron

 

 

Screen Time:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/04/ways-screens-are-ruining-your-familys-life_n_3860927.html

  • here are some ways how screen time is ruining the family unit

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/30/health/americans-screen-time-nielsen/

  • average screen time consumed by americans

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/most-americans-suffer-from-digital-eye-strain/

  • eye strain is becoming a big problem for people but for millennials the most so far

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mental-wealth/201402/gray-matters-too-much-screen-time-damages-the-brain

  • how screen time is damaging our brains so that almost the whole structure and function is impaired

 

 

Blog

  • one UX design agency uses the senses in their ux

 

 

Transformable 3D shape:

https://techxplore.com/news/2017-01-materials-reprogrammable-function.html

  • reconfigurable shape

 

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