Application & Interactions – Week 5: Competitive Context

Week 5 Lecture & Resources Jessica Hische & Marian Bantjes at Design Indaba 2013 This design talk from two well-known lettering artists provided some useful food for thought on success and women in design. – Your studies are what you make of them. Make the most of it and connect with the people on your… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 5: Competitive Context

Application & Interactions – Week 4: Outcome & Ambition

Week 4 Lecture & Resources Research A photographer’s creative response to the “restlessness of lockdowns” I found an editorial on the Aperture website about how Nepalese photographer Tirtha Lawati responded creatively to the experience of living through lockdowns in the UK, which “forced Lawati to confront his own conception of home over an extended period… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 4: Outcome & Ambition

Application & Interactions – Week 3: Development

Week 3 Lecture & Resources Research Visual Inspiration for Journal I was really inspired by the beautiful botanical art of Julia Whitney Barnes, who makes cyanotypes with flowers and adds colourful painted details to create visually striking compositions. Equally striking are the “Nature Medleys” of artist Jill Bliss, shown below. I also encountered a really… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 3: Development

Application & Interactions – Week 2: Ideas, Craft and Context

Week 2 Lecture & Resources Research Workshop Challenge Moodboards Click on any of the images below to view larger. Bold Graphics: inspired by visual effects with strong contrasts such as blackout poetry, graffiti/street art and the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Creative Collage: inspired by layered, textural effects, experimenting with a mixture of surfaces and mark… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 2: Ideas, Craft and Context

Application & Interactions – Week 1: Brief Analysis

Week 1 Lecture & Resources Research Werkflow James Stringer is a digital artist who runs the London-based digital arts studio, Werkflow. He talked about how his background in art and music led him towards 3D animation, often harnessing video game technology to create it. Above is a collaborative project by Werkflow and fashion photographer Sølve… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 1: Brief Analysis

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 12: Proposal – Developing Ideas & Designs for Launch of Authorial Artefact

Week 12 Lecture & Resources New York Public Library – “Insta Novels” The case study on New York city’s public library was really striking – in part because the library is obviously not for profit, so they aren’t quite “selling” anything, but rather attempting to promote reading books, under their self-described remit of encouraging lifelong… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 12: Proposal – Developing Ideas & Designs for Launch of Authorial Artefact

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 11: Market Research – Revealing Gaps, Targets & Audiences for a New Product or Service Idea

Week 11 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture Market Research Hotjar I read an article from Hotjar (shared by Alice Wheal on the Ideas Wall) on a lean approach to conducting market research, which briefly explained the 4 most common methods of gathering data, in addition to the pros & cons of each:… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 11: Market Research – Revealing Gaps, Targets & Audiences for a New Product or Service Idea

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 10: Designer, Author, Maker – Case Studies Exploring Trends & Outputs of Influential Studios

Week 10 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture I found this week’s lecture decidedly thought-provoking. I would agree with Craig Oldham that having clarity about what you want to do, and how you define your role is really important. It’s definitely good to be open to working across, being influenced by or working… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 10: Designer, Author, Maker – Case Studies Exploring Trends & Outputs of Influential Studios

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 9: Core Characteristics, Ethics and Theory

Week 9 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture Design Ethics In this week’s lecture, Robin Howie of Fieldwork Facility talked about the having a sense of responsibility as a designer: “We do have an ethos in the studio that design is a role of citizenship. Basically what that means is before I’m a… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 9: Core Characteristics, Ethics and Theory

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 8: Building New Models & Tools for Future Practice

Week 8 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture “Collaboration is key to the success of any product or service because collaboration brings out the best in people. You find that ideas become stronger, you learn better, everything is quicker. It’s just a better thing for everyone when you have a collaborative process that… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 8: Building New Models & Tools for Future Practice