For the purpose of keeping an organized schedule for my project, I have been using what is known as a “Gantt chart”. A Gantt chart is a timeline that allows you to keep track of your progress during the semester by letting you insert information into specific tabs such as “duration”, “action steps”, and “percentage complete”.
My timeline is broken up into six different milestones: “research trends/aspects of Victorian architecture”, “model revisions”, “paper sketches”, etc. My first milestone involves me researching a variety of trends that were prominent in the Victorian era. The second milestone I have are the paper sketches which is basically me drawing all the intricacies that are located on the exterior of the house. The third milestone I have consists of modelling the floor plan of the house and then receiving feedback so that if I do not notice a room that is far too small or a room that is far too big, the feedback that I receive may help me to make my design have a better outcome.
Currently, I am three days behind schedule on my project timeline. I am behind because, in light of the time I spent designing my house, I was not designing in a specific direction. This has affected my progress because since I was not following a path I have not been able to confidently say that i have designed a Victorian-era styled house.
During the next few weeks, I will be incorporating two more design principals (after already incorporating three) into the house’s design. this will further push me to design a house that follows a direct path and is not just on a wild design session applying anything and everything that I think a house should have. I will also be 3D modelling the exterior of the house (in low detail) in the program Google SketchUp, the house’s intricate designs will be sketched on paper since it would be too difficult to model such small details in the program.