For our first project, theory in action, we decided to make a Ferris Wheel. At first, we had a lot of ideas to choose from, but we finally decided to narrow it down to something relatively simple. When thinking about what supplies we needed we chose to use popsicle sticks because that was the most efficient way to construct the wheel. We started by cutting them down to make the base, wheel, and seats of the project. Along the way, we had a few bumps in the road, one being that I cut my hand with scissors and can no longer help as much as I was. But moving forward we used hot glue to secure the popsicle sticks together. To make the seats swing we used the white stick from cotton swabs and a wooden dowel was used to make the whole Ferris Wheel move. We built all the seats from different colored popsicle sticks and covered the sides with a bit of fabric to tie them all together. Once we had all the individual parts assembled, we put them all together to make a complete Ferris Wheel.
We used two types of gestalt theory, the law of symmetry and the law of continuation. The law of symmetry can be seen in the seats and where the wheels line up. If you split the wheel in half, you would have two even sides. For the law of continuation, you can see that when the Ferris Wheel is moving. Once the Ferris Wheel starts moving you cannot see where it starts or stops. It looks and keeps one continuous motion.
Interior Design, Gestalt Theory
Architecture | Interior Architecture
Evans, Jordan and Manning, Meghan, "The View" (2022). Theory In Action 2022. 9.