How Dominoes Are Organized and Organized
Dominoes are those little rectangular blocks you can set on end to make long lines. Then, with a slight push, you can cause them all to topple over at once, making some pretty neat designs. You can also use them to play games where you arrange the dominoes to match up with each other or form a pattern, like an X or a line of six. Some people even use them to create pieces of art, putting them in lines that look like walls or grids that form pictures. And of course, they can be stacked to form towers and pyramids.
When Hevesh, the artist behind these mind-blowing domino setups, sets up her pieces, she follows a kind of engineering-design process. She starts by considering the theme or purpose of the installation, and brainstorms images that could be used in it. She then considers how she wants the pieces to be arranged, and calculates how many dominoes she’ll need to achieve that arrangement.
Hevesh doesn’t just want to arrange the dominoes, though; she wants to build something whose beauty is only enhanced by its functionality. And that’s why she makes sure to choose the right materials for her masterpieces. In some cases, she uses wood; in others, she uses marble. She knows that the material she chooses will have a big impact on the final result, and will affect how the dominoes fall.
For most dominoes, a number is shown on each end of the tile. This is known as the “pip count” and it varies from one to six. The most common type of domino is the double-six, which means that one side has a six and the other a four. When a domino is played so that both ends show the same number, this is known as “stitching up the ends.”
In Western domino games, the pieces are typically shuffled and placed on the table. Then, the players draw to determine who will lead the game; the person who draws the highest piece takes the first turn. When a player can’t lay a domino, they “knock” or rap the table, and the next player takes their turn.
After a round of domino play, the winner is determined by the total amount of pips on opposing players’ tiles. If a player scores a certain amount in a given number of rounds, they win the game. Points are awarded for each tile that is laid, with doubles counting as either one or two (a 6-6, for example, counts as both 6 and 12).
In the world of Dominoes, technology has been a huge part of the business’ success. Half of the employees at Domino’s headquarters are employed in software analytics, and the company has been pushing ahead with new ways for customers to order pizza, such as by texting or using Amazon Echo devices. But it wasn’t always this way. When the company was founded in 1983, Domino’s CEO David Brandon had a different idea for how to run the company.