The Music Box is a project worked on in collaboration with the Karam school, located in Reyhanli, Turkey. The school has a large population of Syrian refugees, who are creating a playground to install for community use and engagement. The Music Box is an installation piece meant for the playground which allows children to play and explore the creation of music. It has been shown that both play and music accelerate brain development in the language and sound processing centers of the brain, especially for developing children. The music box is made up of two cylinders. The inner cylinder holds the comb, which is a series of flat steel pieces that get plucked by the pegs positioned in the outer cylinder when the kids spin it. The kids can ride on the pegs as it spins around. The pegs also are interchangeable so the user can create their own series of tones by the positioning of the peg. The design takes into account that there will be many different users with a range of ages, by including components that are fun and engaging for everyone, Such as the spinning aspect for the kids and the platform to sit for parents.
THE PRESENTATION POST
This post's privacy is set to Everyone. This post showcases your final design by telling the comprehensive story of how your idea was born, developed, and manifested. The arc of the story should encompass the, How of your project in a compelling narrative. It showcases your design process including your brainstorming, each of your iterations, and your final prototype. It allows the viewer to delve deeply into your process.
You are encouraged to make your narrative as compelling as possible. All of the content below should be included, but if you would like to rearrange the material in order to tell your story differently, work with your coach.
Your presentation is a narrative, and the introduction sets up the scene for that story. Here you introduce the project, say why it is important, and summarize what you did.
TITLE WITH TAGLINE: This slides shows a crisp, clear final image and the title of your project. with a pithy blurb describing the project. The image, name, and tagline should draw a viewer in.
EVOCATIVE IMAGE: This is a single image that shows a clear image that evokes the soul of your project. This image helps set up the why in a compelling way, sets the stage for your narrative, and will help frame the entire presentation. The caption of this slide (set with the Edit Captions button when editing your post) should discuss the context of your project. No Text on the slide.
THESIS STATEMENT: This is a TEXT ONLY slide for which briefly describes the Soul and Body of your project. You can use the project description from your Brief or write something new. This statement ties together your narrative.
The Process Portion of your presentation tells the story of how you iteratively developed your project. Somewhere in that story you should include conceptual and technical precedents that guided you at each stage as well as brainstorming and process sketches and clear photo booth imagery for 3-4 stages of your process.
This portion is made up of three types of slides repeated 3-4 times. Each iteration in your process should include:
The Final stage of your presentation is the resolution of your narrative and shows your completed work. The use diagram shows how your project works and the construction diagram shows how it is assembled. Final photos show the project both in action and at rest. The imagery captures your final built design.
USE DIAGRAM: A diagram showing some aspect of the functionality. These can include:
MECHANICAL DIAGRAM: A diagram offering insight on how the project is put together and functions technically.
ELECTRONICS or OTHER DIAGRAM: Additional diagrams showing some important aspect of your design.
IMAGERY: The last slides should have an images of the final project. These images should be taken in the photo booth, cropped, and adjusted for contrast, brightness, etc. Images should include:
For this ratchet design, you will need:
For this ratchet design, you will need:
Things to do/think about:
Absolutely no more than 8 Slides!
1 Intention Slide. For build projects, describe the Problem and Solution. For conceptual projects this can be expressed as Intention/Solution. The slide should include the name of the project and a one sentence statement of both the problem and the solution.
1 Brainstorming Slide. This should be a clean sketch of your initial ideas. If you do not have a nice drawing or lost yours, create one now!
2 Iteration Slides. These slides should show early prototypes of your design. Focus on big changes. You do not need to show tiny Changes.
3 Final Slides. These should show clean images of your final project.
In the text section for the process post, write a paragraph introducing the design problem or the main idea and how you are tackling it. Then, describe the main story or theme, mechanics, development, challenges, and other parts of the creative process you experienced. Each iteration should have a paragraph describing how you how you modified the project after receiving feedback.
1. Design Problem and Solution:
You should begin with a clear statement of the problem and the solution as both a one sentence description and a short paragraph expanding on the solution.
Here is an example from the Reaction Shelter project:
2. Further Elaboration:
Each iteration should have a paragraph describing how you how you modified the project after receiving feedback.
Here is an example from the Backcountry IV Project:
Upload a short video showing your project in action. Do not count on your project working as you expect during the presentation.