Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 2: Business Models, Studios, Estimating, Invoicing & Budget Management

Week 2 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture It was useful to learn more about the differences between different business models – in this case, an agency, collective, design studio and a freelancer. I found the presentations and panel discussion an interesting insight into the assorted challenges and advantages of each model. One… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 2: Business Models, Studios, Estimating, Invoicing & Budget Management

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 12: Promote & Test

Week 12 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture The two case study videos provided food for thought – the projects they reflect both seem to have been very successful in terms of design and effectiveness. Dumb Ways to Die, the awareness campaign for rail safety (see above) was a great example too, showing… Continue reading History & Futures – Week 12: Promote & Test

History & Futures – Week 11: Design & Develop

Week 11 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture Research Graffiti as Public Art This is an interesting art project I came across in the Leith area of Edinburgh, which aims to highlight and encourage discussions around the topic of women feeling safe in communal spaces. It has only appeared in very recent times,… Continue reading History & Futures – Week 11: Design & Develop

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