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Isabella Hurtado-Braun
Smoke and Mirrors
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aperture door concept sketch comments

Reviewer 1:

An aperture door is always a good idea to make a futuristic door. It would be great if you could add a little twist to it. For example, having lights blinking on the door could make it more exciting for the user. It's nice that you included dimensions of the door. Some shading would help conveying the idea of having a glass floor. What kind of mechanism are you thinking about using for opening and closing the door? That would be an important part to consider for implementation of this concept.

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Client 2:

It appears that this door goes into the floor.

Make sure that the final design does not require the floor to be raised or the slab of the floor to be cut into.

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Reviewer 3:

This would be pretty cool if you can figure out a way to pull it off. I'm a little concerned about the feasibility of the concept if it requires parts to go into the floor. That may incur more cost than 5 wits is willing to pay. As far as user experience, I think this is the coolest one. Everyone knows that a sci-fi door should be like an aperture. Very futuristic.

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Client 4:

Iris door = awesome.

This is a classic idea and certainly worth exploring.

I don't think the mechanical design is trivial.

Note that 5 Wits is on the 3rd floor of a mall, so nothing can penetrate the concrete floor of the space -- all components must be built from the floor upward.

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Reviewer 5:

I like the light features a lot. And I'm glad that you made the bottom of the door flat for wheelchair accessibility. Movement arrows in the door panels would be good to help show the motion.

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Reviewer 6:

I really like this door idea. It's very sleek and futuristic and after fighting for their lives (this would be the exit door from the air gushing out, right?) this would be a nice touch to exit the room with. I wonder how it can be done without presenting a danger of clipping someone? Probably some simple sensors would suffice. I think it'd need to be sort of fast though in opening and closing to really get the effect.

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industrial door concept sketch comments

Reviewer 1:

Coloring of this sketch is very nice and appropriate for the theme. A more detailed drawing on what kind of mechanism would be used will be very helpful for determining the feasibility of this idea but I don't think you will have too much trouble for this design. is the metal grate going into the floor? The perspective for the floor might be a little off.

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Client 2:

This door does a nice job fitting the science fiction theme.

Keep in mind all safety aspects kids finger, pinch points, etc.

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Reviewer 3:

This one seems more feasible than the aperture and also manages to stay pretty awesome looking. I think this is a great concept. It seems futuristic and hi-tech and will probably be pretty straightforward to build and assemble.

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Client 4:

Neat door, there are so many possible configurations.

The trick will be picking the "best"!

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Reviewer 5:

This one works with the theme, but it's as exciting as the aperture door in my opinion. The flashing red lights would be exciting though and give it a dangerous feel. I like the metal grate too that adds sound to the senses.

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Reviewer 6:

I picture this more as a spaceship (like Halo comes to mind). I think this might be more fitting-- very neat! Nice attention to details of the aesthetics. How would the user interact with this though other than just walking through it?

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hatch door concept sketch comments

Reviewer 1:

This idea seems simple and easy to implement. I think it would be more interesting if you add more components to it though. Having some kind of puzzle will definitely improve the user experience of this concept. The series of pictures that shows how to open the door is nice.

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Client 2:

This is a neat door that adds some physicality to the show.

I would add another option for someone who doesn't want to crawl or is physically impaired.

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Reviewer 3:

I also like this concept a lot. I like that it requires physical interaction from the user (turning the lever to open the hatch). I like that it is reminiscent of the space shuttle. Seems like it can be very low cost as well (especially since it is manually operated).

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Client 4:

This is very neat -- a hatch is very realistic for an outer space mission.

One design challenge: the doors should meet ADA code for wheelchair access, which probably means the opening should go all the way to the ground and be wide enough for a wheelchair.

Challenging!

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Reviewer 5:

This is really cool, giving a real feeling of an escape pod on a ship! Wheelchairs might be a problem. Where would it lead into?

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Reviewer 6:

I like this idea least of the three, but it is also very neat. I think I would have liked to see the sketch a little more developed to fully understand what you're talking about. I do like the side/smaller explanation sketch.

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Overall concept sketch clarity and presentation

Reviewer 1:

The pictures are too small on the web page. I had to zoom in a lot to actually see the markings on the drawings. The drawings are pretty clear after zooming in though. You could also have a little more descriptions on how you are planning on implementing your ideas which would help with the clarity of your concepts. Using the shading techniques we learned in class will also help with creating better sketches.

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Client 2:

The drawings were relatively clear, but I wish they had more descriptive words to accompany them.

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Reviewer 3:

The sketches were good. The only problem is that they were too small and there was no option to zoom in.

Other than that, there was a lot of useful detail on the sketches. I like that the last one is a combo concept sketch and storyboard.

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Client 4:

Nice clean sketches, good use of color to highlight key elements.

The images were too small the way the website was formatted -- I had to blow the page up to read the annotations.

Overall, a fine job.

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Reviewer 5:

I wish your drawings were larger. You have some important looking details written, and I can't see them! Very nice layout with the text next to the image though. And I can tell where I am within your site by your menu bars.

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Reviewer 6:

I think the sketches could have been a bit more developed to help me understand what exactly you were talking about, but all in all they were clear enough. The descriptions were also very useful. I would have liked to see them bigger though. Also, all ideas are doors. I'm not sure if that accomplishes the goal of concept sketches. I didn't let that "dock points" or lessen my appreciation for your designs, but I thought the point was to develop more the idea of something that the users might work with/interact with more than just walking through. However, that said, doors are crucial and these are great.

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