Our group at work.
Day two and we’ve all arrived with three illustrations or explained ideas.
(It was quite interesting to see how people had gone about drawing the idea, and I felt this gave a real personal touch it all.)
We went around the group, each taking it in turn to show and tell our concepts. Most of them were renderings of ideas discussed yesterday, but Jessica submitted an entirely new idea which she illustrated above.
We all agreed this was our favourite idea, it was unique and aesthetically pleasing, could easily be related through to the National Trust and really we felt met the brief initiative of “reconnecting with nature”. Developing this idea into the second version took the majority of the day.
The second rendering of Jesse’s idea by the group, saw the trees take a much more natural form, they were now mock imitations of trees, made from translucent green plastic. When a leaf was picked that limb of the tree would then light up, accumulating in when all the leaves are picked the entire tree would be fluorescent; our thinking was people would interact to contribute to the achievement of lighting up the entire tree, and from this they’d have to take away a token, reminder or promotion. The first part of the day was spent refining and visualising these ideas, with discussions of the leave’s design, tactile connotations and written content. Further discussions on the tree’s aesthetic and other expansions of the idea happened as we worked, we brainstormed; integrated speakers that played bird-song, turf at the base and alternative display patterns.
We spent time looking at examples of already existing installations similar to ours, explaining how the audience would react and interact, how we might construct the trees and the reusable value of the trees from a more commercial value.