Application & Interactions – Week 12: Outcome & Ambition

Week 12 Lecture & Resources Science Museum Brief – Final Design Solution Updated kit design The “Make your own Cyanotype” kit will include: A set of 10 sheets of pre-treated photosensitive cyanotype paper, enclosed in a light-proof bag A printed A6 booklet insert with information and instructions (see details below) The kit packaging (pictured above)… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 12: Outcome & Ambition

Application & Interactions – Week 11: Design Development

Week 11 Lecture & Resources Workshop Challenge User Testing – Group Crit Session The Week 11 Science Museum group crit was a really useful opportunity to get feedback on my prototype design concept, particularly after changing direction since the previous crit session in Week 8. I presented my Cyanotype kit design idea to the group… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 11: Design Development

Application & Interactions – Week 10: Design Development

Week 10 Lecture & Resources Workshop Challenge Design prototype After taking some time to let my assorted ideas gestate, as well as asking selected people for their input, I decided to pursue the cyanotype kit concept, with the aim of using it as a vehicle to tell the story of Anna Atkins and how photography… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 10: Design Development

Application & Interactions – Week 9: Concept Development

Week 9 Lecture & Resources Anna Atkins Having first discovered the work of Anna Atkins about a year ago, during the Contemporary Practice module, I was interested to learn more about the cyanotype – a photographic process – and her passion for botany and science. “She was a member of the Botanical Society of London,… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 9: Concept Development

Application & Interactions – Week 8: Concept Development

Week 8 Lecture & Resources Science Museum Brief Research – SMG Collection I have an interest in photography and started to look at the Science Museum collection to see what I could find on that topic as a starting point. I discovered a wide range of objects and photographs from the pioneers in the 1800s,… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 8: Concept Development

Application & Interactions – Week 7: Positioning and Trends

Week 7 Lecture & Resources Trend Research Asos – Visual Search Tool The online fashion retailer Asos introduced an innovative feature to their smartphone ecommerce app in 2018 – effectively a reverse-image search tool, which allows users to upload a photograph or image of clothing and utilises AI technology to analyse the image. This data,… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 7: Positioning and Trends

Application & Interactions – Week 6: Brief & Strategy

Week 6 Lecture & Resources Research Strategy & Design Process On the Voltage Control website, I came across an article entitled The Best Design Thinking Exercises for Each Phase of a Project, which provided a useful insight on breaking down the stages of a design project and how to approach them. I also thought the… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 6: Brief & Strategy

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