Prototypes and digital Mock-ups for Kindness Installation
Prototyping was essential for this project. I only had access to the foyer for a brief period, and only had the budget to purchase the materials for the installation once. I began by creating 2D mock-ups by layering vector graphics over photographs of the space.This was a quick and efficient way to explore a wide range of colors and layouts. I also created a scale model of the entryway to gauge how the text would overlap. Finally, I created several full-size cut-paper prototypes of the text and taped them to the doors. This was an invaluable stage in the process as it allowed me to discover that a mirror image of the text of the door behind the viewer was reflected on the door in front of the viewer. Despite all of my conceptualizing, I had not anticipated this mirroring effect. I had been struggling to decide if the text should face out of, or into, the space between the doors, and this helped resolve that question.