Portfolio Layout

In terms of portfolio, I am looking into having puzzles creating a big picture; because that is the basically how memory works Рsmall elements arranged of different hierarchies placed in the most random order to create a big picture. However portfolio wise, I am putting aside the random order in order to make the presentation much clearer and coherent.

Therefore, my portfolio will be puzzles with different size pieces based on hierarchy of presentation arranged in a more regular flow (top to bottom and back to top, left to right). Below is the template done for the portfolio presentation.Layout1

While most panels will be in single layer, panels 7, 10 and 19 will be in several layers of tracing, as I think they will explain best in several layers rather being placed next to one another. Panel 7 will have the site map and my own journey of memory based on the two trips made to Dungeness, panel 10 will have the layers of drawings from memory based on each major industry in Dungeness and panel 19 will have the existing nuclear power station and the new proposal being placed on top of it.

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  1. Hi Faez
    This is intriguing! But quite difficult to visualise at the moment. Does this mean that your portfolio exists as one plane of adjacent drawings? How big is this and how is this contained? Is it like a jigsaw where we take the pieces out of a box and build them up into the bigger picture? If so, will you also be designing the box? And what will be the ‘key’ to explain to us how the sheets should be arranged? What is the ‘overall’ that the assembled pieces create?

    If I understand you correctly, are you proposing to assemble the puzzle as you present? This could be interesting, but you would have to make sure that you have sufficient space, and also really think about this question of what is produced when the adjacent elements are placed together? How does it become a completed puzzle and not just a layout of drawings?

    Think about a strategy that could piece each together, such as elements of images at the corners or borders that are completed by the adjacent drawings (do a google image search for ‘myriorama’ and endless landscape puzzle game, the ground plan is constant which allows the pieces to assemble into a picture in any order. The strategy of having one such constant element demonstrates how you can potentially place individually complete elements pieces to create a bigger whole – https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=myriorama&safe=active&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiClZj22MzTAhXoBsAKHTnWDHkQ_AUIBigB&biw=1106&bih=601)

    However, any such strategy is quite complex and time consuming! I suggest that you make a small mock up of the completed puzzle for Tuesday so that you can think through its viability and demonstrate what it is and how it would work. (But of course also have the actual full size sheets to present)!

    Don’t get too caught up in making the portfolio puzzle beyond a mock up if you still have actual work/sheets to produce as the goal for Tuesday should be to present a whole, completed project. You can then get feedback on the mock up of the portfolio concept and refine it between Tuesday and hand-in.

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