We are a team of students with diverse cultural backgrounds and identities. Thus, we were extremely empathetic towards including traditionally underrepresented communities.
What it does-
Our outdoor proposal consists of three installations. The gallery serves as a data visualization hub, collaboration display, and interactive center. The garden and walkway recounts significant historical figures in a variety of accessible ways. The water wall and mural symbolizes the importance and strength of unity between members of diverse backgrounds.
How we built it-
The first deliverable consists of 3D digital models built with Maya and sketchbook, which are interactive through VR Google Cardboard. The second deliverable is a physical coptic bound design portfolio. Outlined in the portfolio are architectural structures, significant data, and additional exploration of the symbolic designs.
Challenges we ran into-
Spatial composition of design elements was difficult to settle on. Narrowing down ideas also took time to settle on. Converting 3D file types.
Accomplishments that we're proud of-
The diversity of visual representations of our idea. Considering new perspectives we were made more aware of during the Hack.
What we learned-
It's easy to become overwhelmed with ideas, keep things simple. Inclusion is a complex topic that requires critical thinking and empathy.
What's next for Project Tranquil-
Presenting to Texas A&M University to consider for "The Gardens" future phases of integration.