Class Exercise C was all about the process of abstraction. Andrea and I decided to make use of a parking coupon we found at the lecture theatre seat next to us.
Below’s the abstraction process:
In this step, we changed the lion symbol to a simple oval shape, and removed the texts from the top, bottom, right side and in the boxes. We removed the grey-ish parking symbol that was in the background in the ‘Day’ box.
Here, we got rid of even more redundant texts and boxes.
We removed all the numbers from the small perforated circles.
The huge boxes that bounded the perforated circles were removed. We reduced the number of circles and also coloured a few circles to let it seem like some of numbers were torn off the parking coupon already.
In this final abstraction, we deleted even more perforated circles to just 4 circles and enlarged them. The perforated circles are kind of the main “feature” of a parking coupon and thus we wanted to bring more attention to it. As seen in all the various steps, we removed all the redundant boxes but kept the 50¢ box there all along. We felt that if it was removed, the final abstraction would look like a domino block. Afterall, a parking coupon is somehow an indirect way of making payment and hence, we decided to retain a money-element in our final abstraction.