0161 Community is a non-profit and volunteer-led organization that seeks to promote a strong and unified Mancunian working class identity. They dedicate their time to bring disconnected societies together through various community-based programmes. 0161 Community is based in Bolton and works with people across Greater Manchester. They collaborate with all members of the community on projects that cross all demographics.
The organization’s main focus is to empower the unheard and provide vulnerable communities with skills, guidance, and confidence. They offer a number of different programmes like boxing classes, graffiti workshops, as well as programmes centred around proving mental health aid and advices.
Their intention is to promote a healthy and positive lifestyle and provide a safe space to stimulate conversations and an exchange of ideas within the working class.
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Posted 6 Mar 2023 23:05
Meet The Team!
Name: Ani Nadirah Anuar (Ani)
Undergraduate: University of Technology Malaysia
Skills: Revit, Photoshop
Fun Fact: A perfect day for me starts with a cup of coffee
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:42
DAY 1 – Online Meet-up
We kick started the first week of MSA Live with an online meeting with everyone in the group. Through this meeting, we had the opportunity to introduce ourselves and got to know each other a little bit better. We talked about our hobbies, personal interests, and our expectations of the group. Next, an introductory presentation was given by the MArch team to provide more information about the collaborator, project, and a run through of the coming action weeks. To wrap it all up, a collage making activity was initiated to expand our ideas on transforming the 0161 Community Bus. Through this activity, we were not limited to any specific requirements but instead got to explore all the possibilities on what an interchangeable bus could look like. The outcomes of today will be discussed together as a group, tomorrow.
Posted 10 May 2023 21:13
DAY 2 – Mixed Media Exploration
We started off the day by having a group discussion on the previous day’s task. Everyone had the opportunity to talk about our own interpretations on what an interchangeable bus could look like. Our personalities were really evident and reflected in the individual collages we’ve produced on Day 1. Next, a presentation was given by the MArch team to introduce the three themes of the bus; library, art gallery, and gym. After the presentation, it was made clear that the idea of an interchangeable bus should be put on hold, to take a step back, and to look at the bigger picture. Instead, we worked on another visualization through a mixed media approach of a bus with a fixed theme for each group. This was to cultivate our creativity in the story telling aspect. Through this activity, we were encouraged to think outside the box and not to converge our focus solely on the interior— we let our imaginations run wild in creating an ambitious visualization of the bus under respective themes
Posted 10 May 2023 21:14
DAY 2 – Outcomes Of The Day
Here are some of the mixed media visualisations produced today!
Posted 10 May 2023 21:18
DAY 3 – Spatial Programming
The day started off with a cut ‘n’ paste workshop. Visualisations from yesterday were printed out and combined together to envisage an interchangeable bus. This new visualisation produced together as a group allowed us to make critical decisions on how to combine the three programmes (art gallery, gym, and library) into one flexible moving bus for the community. After this activity, more specific requirements tailored to the preferences and needs of 0161 Community were introduced to the group. After familiarising ourselves with the spatial requirements needed for the bus, we began to lay out our ideas for the spaces through conceptual bubble diagrams. With the bubble diagrams in hand, we were able to produce a 3D version of the spatial programming in SketchUp to execute our ideas better. This model will then be the base model of the bus to be used for future activities.
Posted 11 May 2023 15:31
DAY 4 – 3D & 2D Exploration
Today, the group continued to translate their ideas on the spatial organization of the bus into a 3D model. The group was divided into two main teams; 3D team and 2D team. The 3D team focused mainly in modelling the interventions for the bus while the 2D team worked on annotating the plan, section, and elevation drawings for the bus. The workshop was guided by the MArch team in terms of software handling and architectural drawing conventions. New ideas on added components for the bus was developed further throughout the workshop.
Posted 12 May 2023 19:45
DAY 5 – Stylisation & Visualisation Workshop
Today’s activities mainly focused on post-production. The day started with a stylisation workshop led by the MArch team. This workshop provides guidance in the basics of rendering orthographical drawings through Adobe Illustrator. We learned how to adjust line weights, assign plot styles and patterns to produce a comprehensive presentation drawing. After lunch, the group focused on visualisation renderings as a way to bring the design to life. Each group worked on their individual themes to create different scenarios for the flexible 0161 Community Bus.
Posted 15 May 2023 15:23
DAY 5 - Outcomes Of The Day
Here are some of the visualisations produced today!
Posted 17 May 2023 10:56
DAY 6 – Ideations For App Interface Design
Today, we moved on to brainstorming ideations for the 0161 Community Bus app. A presentation was given by the MArch team to provide the group with some initial information and goals for the app. The main tasks were to design the app layout for a live bus tracking feature, an activity page of each themed scenario, and a bus calendar page while keeping in mind how the app would function in a user-friendly way. In the afternoon, the group progressed to working out the polished versions of the app designs.
Posted 17 May 2023 10:58
DAY 7 – Further Developments For App Design
Today, the BA1 and BA2 team had a mini presentation of their current app layouts. The group made further discussions on areas that could be improved for the 0161 Community Bus app. After the discussion, the group progressed to realising the interface designs. While working to improve the app layout, the MArch team provided guidance in software handling and gave suggestions on the overall scheme.
Posted 19 May 2023 11:49
DAY 8 – Presenting The Outcomes
On Thursday, the group compiled all the work we have made into a presentation slide for 0161 Community. All the outputs executed by the group were presented and discussed together to recap everything and ensure we have produced a comprehensive scheme for 0161 Community. This presentation include the overall design and concept for the interchangeable bus as well as designs and user-functionality of the mobile app design.
Posted 19 May 2023 12:45
DAY 9 – Wrapping Up
On Friday, the BA1 and BA2 teams made minor tweaks to the bus and app design while the MArch team worked on the publication. At the end of the day, the final proposal was handover to 0161 Community.