Designing for an escaped convict...
For the 'Life Box' project, we were allowed to choose our own client to work for. This person could be real or fictional, so long as they were human. This meant that we had to put to use all of our skills from the previous two projects regarding anthropometric data and ergonomics in order to design a suitable living space which is tailor made to our client.
My client is Michael Scofield, the main character from the TV show 'Prison Break'. I wanted to work for a client who would have a specific set of requirements, something to make them more unique, and hence the space less generic.
Michael is an interesting character for a multitude of reasons. He has several qualities about him which are not common. These factors combined results in a client who will require a very personalised space. Furthermore, this particular character is well suited to the size and concept of a 'life box'.
Michael is a structural engineer, he has a deep love of the way things work, for mechanisms are structural integrity. He has a very keen eye for detail too, the image to the right shows Michael's tattoos. These intricate patterns and images were designed by himself in order to conceal an entirely different meaning. The tattoos actually contain the blueprints for the prison in which he is being held, Fox River Penitentiary.
Michael enters the prison willingly, despite this fact not being known by the prison itself. He gets himself arrested in order to save his wrongly accused brother from the death penalty. Having been responsible for a structural retrofit to the prison, Michael had access to it's plans and was able to form a careful scheme to free his brother. Not only does this show his brilliance as an engineer, artist, planner and analytical thinker, it also shows his motivation for family too. These all important things to bare in mind when designing for him.
I have created a client profile of Michael with more information and facts on him. The file can be viewed below.
"I wanted to work for a client who would have a specific set of requirements, something to make them more unique, and hence the space less generic."
"Not only does this show his brilliance as an engineer, artist, planner and analytical thinker, it also shows his motivation for family too."