At the last post we had a successful session as a group brainstorming ideas. I had started my task of a minimum of 100 ideas and at about 30, my creativity started to dry up. I thought I was good at this ideation malarkey but maybe I am most effective talking to other people about […]Read more "Out of Ideas"
Friday arrives and we have a session with Clara. A quick chat about ideation, different methods of approach, (some of which I have not heard before and will be a very useful option to try along the way), and the benefits of rapid conception starts the day. We then move on to the fun phase. […]Read more "Think Big. Think Wild."
Okay, I am officially lost. Blind. Confused. Struggling. I have thrown myself at this project and have done a lot of research in the problem space (ughhhh, I feel dirty using such a clichéd term), and as a result I really don’t know which direction this project is taking. Regardless, I plough on. I have […]Read more "No Man’s Land"
We have chosen our tutors for the year (or least for our Subject component of the course). I have gone with Theo. Mr Speculative. Captain Critical. I aim to have a lot of fun this year and experiment with many of ideas, so Theo was the guy to go with. I’m […]Read more "False Start"
Subject 3: The Last Stand We return. After a long summer, which went by far too quickly, we have entered the third and final year of Product Design. This year counts so it is time to hit the ground running. No messing around this time! We should have spent the summer thinking […]Read more "Let’s Do This"
It is over. I have just presented my last piece of work as a level 5 student. There is still around 10 days left of official term but my input is done and dusted. So, time for an end of year review. Normally I would leave it a few weeks and see how I feel, […]Read more "The Beginning"
Finally the day has arrived where we display our work. The space we have is small. Enough to put one A2 board landscape, with a few millimetres either side. There is height for more, but the boards are a little too high for my tastes. Too dominating. Too enclosing. We have two of these each […]Read more "Board Games"