Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 1: Planning, Strategy & Management

Thoughts on Week 1 Lecture & Resources Key factors & things to consider when setting up a design business: Clients (who they are/who you want to for for/with, as well as how you will get them) Cashflow + Finances (also keeping good records) Where you will work Networking / support network / peer network Being… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 1: Planning, Strategy & Management

History & Futures – Week 10: Society & Purpose

Week 10 Lecture & Resources Design… is a practice of material and immaterial making, but its mode of being-in-the-world is generative, speculative, and transformational. A designer must project forward into a potential future to launch an artifact that will, if all goes right, transform a near present and rewrite our future.” (Clarke 2017: 87) The… Continue reading History & Futures – Week 10: Society & Purpose

History & Futures – Week 9: Service Design & Saving the World

Thoughts on Week 9 Lecture & Resources My lecture notes for Week 9. This week’s lecture was certainly thought-provoking. I can absolutely see the merit in the Service Design approach to solving a design problem – taking into account how exactly a product or service will be used, along with examining who the target user… Continue reading History & Futures – Week 9: Service Design & Saving the World

History & Futures – Week 7: Content Review

Thoughts on Week 7 Lecture & Resources The lecture this week provided an absorbing insight into creating, developing, growing, publishing and evolving a magazine. It was particularly interesting to hear Angharad Lewis talk about her writing process, as well as how she and Caroline Roberts adapted the printed Grafik magazine and transitioned it to become… Continue reading History & Futures – Week 7: Content Review

History & Futures – Week 5: Written Communication

Thoughts on Week 5 Lecture & Resources Irma Boom The podcast/interview above features Dutch book designer Irma Boom in conversation with industrial designer Stephen Burks of New York gallery Friedman Benda, as part of their Design in Dialogue series, recorded on 10th February 2021. I found it really inspiring to learn more about her design… Continue reading History & Futures – Week 5: Written Communication

History & Futures – Week 4: Projecting a new perspective

Thoughts on Week 4 Lecture & Resources The Bomb Sight project, when described, sounds like an interesting historical census of the locations of the bombs that struck London during the 1940-1941 Blitz, but it’s when you see the data presented in a visual way that you really get a sense of the vast number –… Continue reading History & Futures – Week 4: Projecting a new perspective