Proposal Review Response – Karina, Jennifer, Chen



  • Lynda Grose likes the simplicity of our project. We have to test more to see what other possibilities we can do. By doing a lot of testing we will know what obstacles we will face of doing the full scale.
  • Shalini Agrawal said that we can limit / specify the things we want to display, so we don’t have to count on every possibilities that they can use with the wall that we build. She suggested to make something short but functional (eg. bench / display pedestal) so we don’t have to face the obstacle of having the wall being too tall that it might fall down / tip over. She also said that the vinyl records might not work. We might have to consider to make it work or eliminate that for the design.
  • Amy Campos said we can consider of having the display counter with the hollow inside with support made by deconstructed furniture so it won’t be as heavy.





  • Test how to attached the stack of magazine blocks to the existing furniture frame. We need to research about the construction of furniture pieces (ask Aimee or Furniture people).
  • Manipulate the records for self supporting / make it stiffer by heating it up, drill and screw several records together.
  • Test the dowel
  • Make scaled model out of same material for the whole wall


  • March 21 – March 27 : Spring break
  • March 28: (3) hours – making scale model, manipulate records to be stiffer and try to put it in the blocks
  • March 30: (3) hours – drill the book blocks, and insert the dowel to see how it works, research about furniture construction / seek help of ways to attach books to the furniture frame
  • April 2: (3) hours – make the frame for the counter design
  • April 4: (4) hours – start production (making the blocks for the final design)
  • April 6: (3) hours – continue blocks production
  • April 9: (4) hours – records shelf production
  • April 11: (3) hours – continue records shelf projection
  • April 13: (3) hours – combining the book + records for the whole wall design as panels to be assembled in place
  • April 18: (4) hours – final work of combining the rest + packing for installation.


Midterm Progress – Karina, Jennifer, Chen


As a group, Jennifer, Chen and I come together to collaborate to create a display system for the retail store, and a storage/acoustical system for workplace.

Both ideas, we use vinyl disc that we saw in as-is section, which seems that nobody use it anymore.


For the modular display system, we used the vinyl disc as display shelf. We made a slot on a piece of plywood and slot the discs inside, so that the wood will hold all the vinyl disc and form a panel.

We can rearrange the pattern of the disc on the wall according to the need. The panel can stand on its own, acting as double-sided wall or it can be attached to the existing wall to make it one-sided display wall.


For the acoustical screen, it is acting as not only acoustical screen but also a small hanging storage unit and posting board.

We also use vinyl disc as the backing and cover one of the side with foam and fabric, and the other side with used scarf to form a pocket.


Comments we got from the review:

- For the modular display system, the most important thing is how to make it stronger to support products. Better to test it in full scale.

- We can should focus on the details, using reusable materials and make it look ‘high-end’ that is suitable for retail store window display.

- Instead of only stacking them together, we can try other methods, such as bending them to make other connection to the wall.

- Try to eliminate to use other materials that required more money to purchase.

- For the acoustical panel, instead of hanging, we can just attached it to the wall. Consider making it continuous to the ceiling installation.

- Try different pattern, not using only the circle shape (from the discs).

Our Response:

- For both projects, we want to focus on Goodwill retail store.

- For the modular display system, we want to stack five discs as one module to create a system that we can repeat for patterns and make it stand individually without the additional support wall.

- For the acoustical panel, we are thinking about using the sleeve of the discs, laser cut it into different shapes and combine it with the foam and fabrics to make a panel that sticks to the existing wall directly. This can be for a accent wall that is located behind the registry to make a statement for Goodwill.


Material exploration – Karina Jusuf

1st iteration

This is my first material experiment with maharam fabric I got from our first visit in Goodwill. I want to preserve the beauty of these fabrics because it is still a good quality fabric. I am experimenting with different techniques that I might possibly use for the final product. I am interested in manipulating the fabric to create different pattern on the fabric itself. I am also interested in using foam, which is the material that is harder to degrade in the environment, to create 3-dimensional forms.

From our 2nd trip to Goodwill, we found a lot materials in As-Is section that has little or no value that we can incorporate in our project to make something out of it that will has more value. I found there are a lot of stuffed animals and pillows in the As-Is section that has a lot of potential for my project.

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These are my second iteration for my project. I use foam found in neck pillow and stuffed animals insert for the insert of my new products. I also weave in different way to create a new pattern of fabric. I am trying different ways of using foam uses in the interior world.

Because of the characteristics of foam that can absorb sound, which is really good for acoustics. I am leaning towards creating an acoustical system, either on walls or freestanding screen, that can be easily reproduced with minimal instruction.