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

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 7: Global Studios

Week 7 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture Hato Press I thought the notion of using a Risograph printer to explore ways of growing and/or supporting a community, as a kind of networking “tool” was an intriguing concept. I can see how offering others a way to publish on a small scale in… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 7: Global Studios

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 6: Interdisciplinary Insights

Week 6 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture Research Interdisciplinary Collaboration Designers on Holiday Designers on Holiday was an annual residential “camp” for designers, held on the Swedish island of Gotland. The idea was to provide a space where not only can designers connect and collaborate on experimental projects, but also re-engage with… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 6: Interdisciplinary Insights

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 5: The Collaborative Mix

Week 5 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture Morag Myerscough A selection of colourful designs by Morag Myerscough are shown above. I love how her playful work seems to leap off the page with its vivid, whimsical shapes and bright colours. I was interested to hear about her experience of working with Sheffield… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 5: The Collaborative Mix

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 4: Project Plans & Communication

Week 4 Lecture & Resources Research Approaches and Advice for a Design Business I found some useful resources on the Business Gateway website on preparing a business plan, including a template to use as a basis and a guide which breaks it down into the different elements they recommend including when you write a plan… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 4: Project Plans & Communication

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 3: Legal & IP Frameworks

Week 3 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture Research Advancing Eve Case Study In my current role as a Creative Designer, I was asked to develop a brand identity for a network aimed at women and girls, conceived as a way to facilitate females supporting each other, rather than competing against each other… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 3: Legal & IP Frameworks