Space and Materiality- Project 1 Phase 1

Phase 1 Conducting Research

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Description: For this assignment we had to conduct research about the history of symbols and how it inspired our concepts.

Phase 1 Research and Investigation 

Ximena Posada

September 14, 2018

Phase One Research and investigation


Description: For this assignment I had to write a 1.5 – 2 pages of a written research investigation & Statement-Proposal about my design inspiration and its symbols. I had to include a citation or a bibliography.

A daily life motivation in design and in my daily routines is to keep going no matter what. There is always a purpose to look forward and find the positivity even if there is something bringing you down. For me positivity and light go hand in hand as as symbol of positivity, future, and infinite ideas. Light is universally used as a symbol in many occasions such as, movies, literature, and art. The way I portray the sun is as if there is still more to look for, the journey is still not over, or sometimes a new journey has just begun. Light is the source of goodness and the ultimate reality of what is truly there. In movies or cartoons light is used when one character has an idea, or when something new is about to occur. We also go through a transition everyday that allows us to incorporate the light and dark, the sunrise and sunset every day. A new light arrives every twenty four hours giving me the sense of a new beginning or a time to look forward and plan ahead.

Every one gets there motivation from somewhere different, maybe it has been in front of you most of your life and one was not clear of what the symbol truly meant. Whenever I am blocked out of creativity or ideas I tend to draw waves. The ocean has always been a way for me to relax and find inner inspirations on why not to stop. A wave never stops, it is unstoppable, a naturally caused force that sweeps over everything in its path. It demonstrates force, strength, and inevitability. An wave is also symbolized as one of the strongest forces on earth. This symbol not only represents a strong symbol of force but also one of a free, loose. soul. This symbol ties in into my culture and where I come from. My culture is a huge inspiration to my creativity and to why I am who I am today. I am from a border city in Mexico that it about five minutes away from Tijuana, Baja California Mexico. These two cities are completely different and opposites in many ways but once you start heading toward the coast you can begin to see the resemblance. There is one ocean connecting the two countries, representing force and how unstoppable the people are in both countries that are so close yet some how something big separates them. Down the middle there is a wall that goes down into the ocean separating both countries, separating the biggest force there is, the waves. My biggest inspiration is definitely about where I com from and how I have learned to continue with life by being the light that is brought into this world everyday. Symbolism is the practice or art of using an object or a word to represent an abstract, unique idea.


Symbolism of the waves

Symbolism of the waves

Phase 1 Mood Board 

Description: For this assignment we had to work on an inspiration mood board that focuses on what motivates us as designers inner everyday life. We had to collect pictures from magazines, books, sketches, or pictures of our own, and express our inspirations on our mood board.

Reflection: This board represents my daily life motivations and inspiration that help me in the world of design. Finding each picture relating to my mood board was easier than I thought because of how much I related to the magazine that I choose. One of my daily inspirations is traveling and not being afraid to explore and I found a lot of symbols that represent that.

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