1.30.2013

Bubble Diagrams

I'm currently planning the condo layout for a school project, which involves planning adjacency and spatial relationships. This is primarily done using an adjacency matrix and bubble diagrams.

Bubble diagrams represent rooms in approximate scaled size, but more importantly determine location with other rooms in the space. They are meant to be fast, messy, exploratory, and easy to crumple up and start over. My prof recommends completing them on trace paper for this very reason!
Bubble diagrams are on the NCIDQ exam, so if you want to be a licensed interior designer, you need to know them!
Even though they aren't intended to be pretty, I think there is something absolutely darling about these diagrams. Don't you?
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6 comments:

Landi {Freckled Confessions} said...[Reply]

I just spent my more diagramming (including bubbles!) for my kiosk project... I'm creating a mobile "blow dry bar" that is no larger than 600 cubic feet... going to be tough but I'm excited!

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...[Reply]

How fun are these! I love hearing about your classes! So interesting, Tiffany!

xx
Holly Foxen Wells
GlamourMash

Veronica Lee Burns said...[Reply]

aahhh bubble diagrams... I always made mine pretty in school. I haven't done one in a long time since working.

Kristen said...[Reply]

So interesting. Never heard of this! They are kinda cute.

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...[Reply]

Ah bubble plans...good times ;) I like your pastel colors!

Julia Konya said...[Reply]

Never heard of bubble diagrams either but I'm a also from Germany :) maybe that's why :) ...Learned something new today ;)