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

Contemporary Practice – Week 12: New Steps

Week 12 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture Listening to this week’s lecture, I was interested to hear about Simon Manchipp from SomeOne‘s holistic approach to rebranding a football club. He talked about how they identified the strength of the existing club symbol and using this as a basis for taking the brand… Continue reading Contemporary Practice – Week 12: New Steps

Contemporary Practice – Week 11: Trends & Environments

Week 11 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture I thought the Breaking News 2.0 installation that Patrick Thomas developed (as part of the London Design Festival in 2018) was an interesting take on the idea of an exhibition, as well as a comment on how we digest news and visual information. From watching… Continue reading Contemporary Practice – Week 11: Trends & Environments

Contemporary Practice – Week 9: Message Delivered

Week 9 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture Making Ideas Material Listening to the podcast where Susanna Edwards discussed ideas about message and medium with Sam Winston provided me with a lot of food for thought. I liked the idea put forward by him that designers should face their fears (which he believes is… Continue reading Contemporary Practice – Week 9: Message Delivered

Contemporary Practice – Week 8: Skills & Making

Week 8 Lecture & Resources Side Projects It was really interesting to hear the design practitioners talk about their views on side projects in this week’s lecture. I think allowing your creativity to explore different media and (potentially non-commercial) self-initiated projects can be extremely valuable. Giving yourself the freedom to create and making space for… Continue reading Contemporary Practice – Week 8: Skills & Making