Form Library

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Designing a formal library to express the semantics and qualities of form with the intention to teach others



This project started as a collaboration between the wonderful Max Plummer and Jake Scherlis. All of us are lovers of the three dimensional and absolutely knew that we wanted to work on something tactile and physical. When we thought about what we wanted to study as our capstone project, we reflected on what we wish we had learned over our time at Carnegie Mellon. What could we make that would teach others these lessons that we missed out on? How could we create an experience that had a legacy and stayed valuable over time?

After much iteration, planning, testing, and then more iterating, we came up with a systemic library of forms that encourage exploratory play, discovery of form semantics, and provide a foundation of form language.