UC Davis undergraduate, 4th year
Major: Landscape Architecture
As Dalia and I brainstormed ideas for our garden beds, we realized very quickly that verbal explanations were not enough. We moved to graphic visualizations to communicate our ideas more accurately and effectively. I worked on creating a Sectional Perspective using various softwares such as Rhinoceros 3D, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop. Rhinoceros and Adobe Illustrator are vector-based softwares, meaning they create lines, points, curves, and shapes that are based on mathematical formulas. I utilized these programs to create 3D models of the Keystone Legacy Blocks we will be using for our garden beds. In contrast, Photoshop is a raster- based program, meaning it uses pixels to create detailed images. Through the help of these three softwares, I was able to build and render an image of our garden beds.
As a Landscape Architecture major, we rely heavily on graphic design to deliver our messages. HubSpot, a Customer Relationship Management platform, performed a study comparing verbal communication to visual communication. They found that verbal communication resulted in a 10% retention rate of information after three days, versus a 65% retention rate with visual communication. While creating these diagrams was challenging and time-consuming, it was definitely worth the extra effort! I hope that these designs will come in handy as we progress with our design process.
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