OK! Back to working with variations. After the class discussion, from the notes we took, we wanted to analyse the impact of the human number on our model. While examining this factor, we also wanted to gather data from the change of the shape of the space. Briefly, the model aims to focus on how speed of movement, number of possible directions and perception of field will change, while keeping the shape constant and increasing the number of human.
The shape of the space we worked on is integration of two different geometries: a type of trapezoid which has one wide and one narrow side and a circle. Rather than using circle and rectangle, we choice to use trapezoid; because making analyses of that space in more detail is possible.
After deciding the shape, we tried to understand the changes. So, the change in number of possiable direction according to the shape is like this: If you start walking from the wide side of the trapezoid to the narrow side, you will feel that you are forced to walk to one direction: along the long axis. Without any doubt, at the wide side, you are more free at choosing your direction, but once you start walking to the narrow side choosing your direction will be restricted. You will be forced to one direction. But once you pass through the trapezoid to the circle, you will again feel free of your choice of direction, even freer when you were in the borders of the trapeziod. You will be able to move everywhere in the circlar area. To give this sense, we changed the tickness of the vertical planes in the model. The change of the thickness has parallel relations with the number of possiable directions. So, the highest orientation is shown with the tickest plane.
In the model, we also gave information about the change in the speed. If you start walking from the wide side of the trapezoid to the narrow side, you will feel that your speed has slowen down, because the area per capita has declined and if you keep walking while passing through the trapezoid to the circle, you will realise that your speed has increased but haven’t achieved to the exact speed we experienced at the wide part of the trapezoid. We tried to give this information by changing the density of planes. The planes are dense where the speed is high and once the speed inclines the density also drops.
Last of all, we also made analyses about perception of the space. We tried to understand the feeling experienced in the space. We tried to show the perception change by shifting the planes upwards/downwards. Thus, in a large area we felt space bigger and once the area got more narrow and smaller, we started feeling the space smaller than it’s actual size. So, for the areas where we felt the room bigger than usual, the planes have biggest shift upwards and; the opposite is, the areas where we feel smaller than usaul, there is a bigger shift downwards.
For the second model, we changed the number of people and asked a question: How the variables will change, what if there will be a more crowded group?
Shortly, because the the area per capita will be more smaller, when compared with smaller group, the speed change will drop increadebly. Therefore, we increased the distance between two planes. Number of possiable directions weren’t influenced by the change of human number, so we kept the thickness constant and, last of all the perception of spaces was influenced by the human number. As I told you, if the space was large, you felt like you were in a larger space, and if the space was small, you experienced the area smaller. On top all this, if you increased the number of people in a group, you will still experience similar feeling but less intense, not intense enough when compared with a smaller group.
For both models, we took out pieces from the edges of the most exterior plane, because at those spaces, humans weren’t interacting with each other that much. The three images below is expressing our ideas.