A brief study illustrating options or change
A vignette is simply a short study that communicates different options, configurations, or changes brought about by construction. Human beings are keenly aware of changing conditions in their environment; our culture enjoys “makeovers”. Vignettes take advantage of this, demonstrating conditions “before & after” construction (in the case of construction visualization, we’re interested in before-during or before-during-after to complete the statement, since folks like to see things run their course). A brief vignette can describe the implications of ideas, design options, or micro-phasing. A vignette can be similar to a 4d worksite detail ⇒ — when a vignette is demonstrating a segment of work during a portion of a schedule, there really isn’t a natural distinction between the two. The vignette will tend to be more brief and focused than a 4d worksite detail, for instance, focusing on a single column → rather than the entire framing of a building. Vignettes are intended to visually reinforce a single, key point.
There is no rule that prevents vignettes from being applied to any project. Typically, vignettes represent substantive aids to a message for projects which pose questions in the minds of some stakeholder. “How are folks going to find the front door (Examples: 1 → 2 →) or find their way off campus (1 → 2 →) during construction?” “Oh man, what’s life going to be like living next to a battlefield?” (1 → 2 → 3 →). “Does this match what our design team has planned?” (1 → 2 →) “Is all this even safe?” (1 → 2 → 3 →) When vignettes have a purpose, they are most effective. Some vignettes have triggered absolute epiphanies to key audiences. Vignettes can be generated “thick” or “thin”, meaning that they can be very polished or relatively crude. During the construction marketing phase, it is helpful to render vignettes as convincingly as possible, so the audience buys into the view, saving your presentation team the effort of too much explanation or the loss of key people in an interview.
Vinci LLC has produced vignettes since its earliest days, through digital artistry or model-photo montage ⇒. Most of today’s Vinci Vignettes™ involve Vinci’s integrated Digital Worksite™ service, which keeps vignettes, worksite details, and general overviews ⇒ consistent while providing flexibility and convincing backdrop. All are effective methods, tools in Vinci’s vignette toolbox.
Production of a vignette depends on directives and available worksite information. The most important requirement in the production of vignettes is purpose. Vignettes can be produced alone when they employ montage or digital artistry, but are normally adjunct to a larger effort such as a GCS™, and are easily furnished through Vinci’s Digital Worksite™ service.
This page last modified Friday 14 December 2012.