Final Project – Week 15

Edinburgh Zine Library This week, for inspriation, I visited the Edinburgh Zine Library, housed in a section of the city’s Art & Design Library within the Central Library building on George IV Bridge. A Drama in Time Underneath a railway bridge on Edinburgh’s Calton Road is the unlikely home of an illuminated neon artwork called… Continue reading Final Project – Week 15

Final Project – Week 2

Research Savage Messiah Zine I managed to track down a copy of the collected Savage Messiah zines (as referenced in lecture by Joseph Pochodzaj last week) published by Verso in 2011, and therefore gain a better insight into how Laura Oldfield Ford put them together, as well as getting a real sense of the narrative… Continue reading Final Project – Week 2

Final Project – Week 1

Phase 1: Research & Discover Initial Ideas Potential research question: How can I use design to highlight the impact of gentrification on the grassroots (and/or underground) music scene in Edinburgh? This idea is in part inspired by learning about Laura Grace Ford’s Savage Messiah zine in the case study lecture by Joseph Pochodzaj on social… Continue reading Final Project – Week 1

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 unique… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 3: Development

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

Contemporary Practice – Week 4: The Self & Identity

Week 4 Lecture After watching the guest lecture this week, I found a Ted Talk about the infamous Rorschach inkblot test and how it works: I also discovered an interesting podcast which touched on the topic of how the Rorschach perception test, used in psychology, has an overlap with the dawning of Abstract Art. German… Continue reading Contemporary Practice – Week 4: The Self & Identity

Contemporary Practice – Week 2: Industry Today

Workshop Challenge Part 1: Design Practice Leith Agency – leith.co.uk The Leith Agency is based at Commercial Quay in Leith, an area of Edinburgh, Scotland, which is a hotbed of creative agencies and design studios. Their motto is “bold ideas that work” and they employ around 110 people, with steady growth since they began in… Continue reading Contemporary Practice – Week 2: Industry Today