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Fall 2021


The 2020 FACS 200 class picture for the Theory in Action group project.

For this assignment, students will work together to create a project that physically moves while celebrating one or more of the tenants of Gestalt Theory. The project can be made of any medium and there are no parameters on size or shape. It should be able to be viewed from all angles as it will be on display in the JFL and must be stout enough to withstand the public interacting or touching it.

Students worked together to design projects that physically moved while celebrating one or more tenants of Gestalt Theory. Projects were displayed in the Jerry Falwell Library, and students from the Magic Faucet, Interactive Shadow Box, Origami Birds, and Pendulum groups gave presentations on their work on November 2, 2021, in the library. Each project began with a mind map to generate ideas, followed by: the Programming Phase to discover materials and explore interpretations of Gestalt Theory, the Schematic and Design Development Phase to create plans for the proposed ideas, and finally, the Contract Administration Phase to fabricate the design and put the project on display.


Interior Design, Gestalt Theory