Journey Box process development
After an initial investigation and sketching from Pinterest, I decided to start 3D sketching using strips of paper.
After discovering my initial process of 3D sketching and my theme of “Chance/Abstraction” I wanted to bring my sketches to life and make them even more relevant to the brief. Using kappa board 10x10x10cm and acetate to show the internal workings of my first prototype journey box again with paper strips helped me to imagine the internal journey.
Finalising the 3D sketching to an appropriate scale. For this final model/plan or more accurately prototype I used 25mm strips of paper inside a scaled kappa box at 200mm (meaning scaled to 8x8x8m), 25mm is the equivalent of 1m a suitable length for any Path/Bridge/Stair/Ramp.
For the prototype I used a thicker paper than my initial plan as it was at a larger scale and had to be more rigid. I also opted for grey rather than white as I felt it contrasted with the white kappa and gave a better understanding of the edges and elements held within the box.
Transferring the knowledge gained from 3D sketching with paper I created a digital model of my Journey Box using Google Sketch Up Make. Titled “Chance” my box adapts methods of chance and abstraction to create a collective of paths and planes that appear in many different shapes, forms and directions due to their begging’s. Initially begging as lines on a page and then becoming fluid strips of paper free to fall in any order possible. These strips were translated from 2D to 3D back to 2D before being re-enacted three dimensionally as Stair, Ramp, Bridge and Floor.