Week 7
Midterm Deliverables for ENV3

For your midterm review, you will integrate diagrams from Design Lab 3 into your presentation.  You must include:

    • 2.1 – 2D Vicinity Site Diagram
    • 2.2 – 3D Analytical Site Diagram
    • 3.1 – Narrative Concept Diagram
    • 3.2 – Spatial Concept Diagram
    • 5.1 – Program & Circulation Diagram

DO NOT simply include them in the presentation just to have them.  You are REQUIRED to use them to help explain your project visually.  You are expected to be able to talk about what they show.  You are expected to discuss how you used them to justify design decisions.  Put them in your presentation where you need them to work with the flow of how you present your project; DO NOT just lump them all together in the same place in your presentation simply for the sake of having them.  Make these a part of the story of your project.

Some ways you can use them:

    • Vicinity and Analytical Diagrams:  Use them to explain your thought process and your analysis of the site, program, space, form, massing, etc.  Use the diagrams to show what you discovered about the site and context to begin with.  Use them as evidence to justify your design decisions, especially program arrangement.  They can also help support your design story.
    • Narrative and Spatial Concept Diagrams:  Think about the narrative arc of your presentation — what are the peaks and valleys of your story, who is the hero and what is the journey?  Which diagram goes where to help tell a specific part of it?  Remember the power of the Rule of Threes as an organizing principle for your presentation.  Use these to illustrate and succinctly summarize your design story.
    • Program & Circulation Diagram:  Use this diagram to give an overview of your whole project and provide an overall project walkthrough before showing details of individual spaces.  It demonstrates the overall spatial arrangement and relationships of all the parts as a whole, complete project that you have come up with.  You can use the 3D Analytical Diagram to support it.
    • All of the diagrams should be used to explain your design process and thinking.  Use them to show how your concept began and developed.  Use them to show how you generated the proposed spatial ideas.

Assignment 6.1:
Shepard Fairey-Like, Post-Midterm Self-Portrait

  • Illustrator self portrait a-la Shepard Fairey.  Follow the procedure for creating a Shepard Fairey-like image from a selfie.  2160×1920 color PDF (portrait/vertical orientation).
  • Click here for a detailed guide to creating a Shepard Fairey-like portrait
  • YouTube Tutorial Part 1
  • YouTube Tutorial Part 2
  • YouTube Tutorial Part 3
  • Optional:  Print out each Illustrator layer separately (all have to be at the same scale) and cut out stencils from the prints.  Use your choice of variously colored media (spray paint, chalk, charcoal, etc.) to print the stencil and create a physical self-portrait.  Preferred physical size is 17×11 (portrait/vertical orientation).  Take a new selfie alongside your portrait and upload to Bluescape along with the original self-portrait.

Due Week 8.

Assignment 6.2:
Movie Diagram (Team up!)


The class will divide up into teams.  Each team will get one of the following movies and together create a narrative diagram of it.

  • Inception
  • The Hangover
  • Pulp Fiction
  • City of God
  • Die Hard
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Dunkirk

Watch the movie together as a team.  Together, brainstorm, sketch out, and decide what information to include in the diagram and how the diagram should look.  Divide up the workload and tasks between the team members.  For example, if there are three parts to the diagram, each team member can work on creating one part.  Or one person can be the art director, one person can create the graphic language, and one person can be the production artist.

Upload a color PDF to Bluescape for Week 8.  Size should be at least 2160×1920 pixels.