When it came to what I wanted this app ‘pbnd’ to achieve the main focus was to highlight how different people want different ranges of personal space. Be it due to cultural reasons or just personal experience based reasoning everyone has and needs their own space.
I chose the name pbnd (pronounced ‘p bound’) as I wanted it to originally be ‘pboundaries’ but I felt it was too long so I abbreviated it and liked how it looked next to the logo I made for the iOS icon! It also rolls of the tongue quite well. Just one thing - lets ignore the fact pbnd is an acronym for Peanut Bud Necrosis Disease or a democratic party in Romania.
The application was written using Apples iOS SDK and the main concept behind the app was a slider controlling the size of the boundary graphic projected on the floor via VideoOut. Also as an added extra I included 3 presets to show average intimate space Phase 1 & 2, plus Caltech Test Subject’s personal space (mentioned in this previous post). The presets were going to be of cultural spaces, but the figures I got were not only conflicting from various sources but sometimes off the projection space I have with the equipment I have to use, so because of this I decided to show some of Edward T Hall's defined boundaries.