Outcome

Technical Drawings

Now that I have completed the creative phase of the designing stage, I have a clear idea of how I want to construct my sit+ store furniture unit.

This design will be a readers’ heaven! With spaces to accommodate any seating posture you can imagine, this furniture will also be able to store all those book collections that we have stuffed in one or the other corner of the house!

This wall-covering unit also works as an extremely contemporary and symmetrical piece of art which can even be used decoratively in any space. The technical drawings are easy and clear to understand and does not require much construction hassle either.

The furniture includes single cubes and cuboids which are arranged in a repetitive pattern to create a single furniture unit. To add an interesting touch to the unit, I have added a swinging bench which is always appealing to every body! At a time, the furniture can seat up to 4 people comfortably. The drawings are straight forward and easy to understand with dashed lines to show hidden objects. As a designer, I always aim to have clear and understandable drawings with enough relevant information to move the project forward into the construction stage. The drawings need to be accurate as these will be the foundation for the 3D models in the next step.

Note: All these drawings are done at a scale of 1:20. All measurements are according to the metric system of units. The above dimensions are in millimetres.

Research

VISUAL RESEARCH : Function

For my Digital Skills module, I will be designing a Sit+ Store furniture item to be used at home or in a work place. Before actually designing , it is important to collect ideas in the form of visual material to assist with design development.

Before thinking about aesthetics of a product it is important to consider the functional aspects and requirements. I absolutely love reading and thought it would be a great idea to create a furniture item which stores books and magazines while also being a comfortable seating area.

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Anthropomentry figures
Dancmacleod, (2006), Anthropometry Figures [ONLINE]. Available at: http://danmacleod.com/Books/Sample%20Pages/Rules06.htm [Accessed 5 March 2017]

It is important to understand the ergonomic dimensions for seating purposes to create a successful and comfortable seating area.

As well as seating, the furniture will also accommodate items and so reaching to them should also be easy while avoiding and funny and awkward body postures.

Dimensions of the hand and feet also come in very handy while designing a furniture unit which involves contact with them.

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Image Resource: Pinterest, (2005), Human Dimensions in Space [ONLINE]. Available at: https://www.pinterest.com/nkdt/human-dimensions-in-space/ [Accessed 5 March 2017]

It is crucial to get the functional needs of furniture sorted out while designing. Looking at human dimensions in space can give an idea of how the human body moves and interacts with things around it. This needs to be a natural experience without requiring much effort by the user. The function of the furniture should almost be over looked by the user as it is a basic need.

Once the designed furniture is comfortable for a person’s long time use, then we move onto making it visually appealing as well. A few factors  can help achieve that such as colour, material and form