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What I have learned about myself and my creative practices through this course is that I need to spend even more time in the ‘design research’ phase of the design process, and that the step of design documentation is very, VERY important, and that I sometimes overlook this stage of the design process.
I have also experienced at least one moment of ‘disruptive wonder’ during this course, and that was during Exploration B. Once I reached the moment of placing my hoodie design into context, I was really shocked at the ‘realness’ of the object and design, and what I had accomplished. I think that anyone seeing this garment would be really taken aback, and would experience ‘disruptive wonder’ by seeing the clothing on somebody walking down the street, and questioning the context and meaning of the hoodie design, possibly having a double-take.
My perspective on graphic design practice has changed to extend to many different ares of design – not just print and web design – and I now know that pursuing an M.F.A. in Graphic Design can help me out in many walks of life, and my day to day professional career.
Posted in GRDS 702 | Tagged Unit 10 | Leave a comment May 24, 2013
Posted in Exploration B, GRDS 702 | Tagged Unit 9 | Leave a comment May 19, 2013
Posted in Exploration B, GRDS 702 | Tagged Unit 8 | Leave a comment May 16, 2013
For Jane Dorn’s process book it was interesting to see her methodology and brainstorming actual turn into the final product of a book of methodology, about methodology. I feel that even though this approach was unique, that the overall design was only successful in illustrating something that was esoteric to Jane.
With April Biss’ ’100% creativity juice’ project, she literally did so much mood experiencing and visual research, that you can see her creative process not only being influenced by that, but also that her ideas being changed and informed by that research. I think that her design process was ultimately successful, and I myself try to do a lot of qualitative and quantitative research to to inform my visual research.
Finally with Jamie Turpin’s ‘I love leash.com’ process book one can see that she literally designed everything that she could think her design opportunity possibly encompassing, which informed what she wanted to finally tackle in the design process. Even though Jamie’s design process was ultimately successful, I feel that in some way slapping a logo on everything is a little bit of an overkill, even though it gets your logo out there. Also, QR codes are pretty much dead to some degree, and with the complexity of Jamie’s codes scanning would be next to impossible. Instead, Jamie should have used bit.ly to generate a code to transform into a QR code.
Posted in GRDS 701 | Tagged Unit 8 | Leave a comment May 16, 2013
I recently came across this video when my friend in Indiana posted it on his Google+ profile page, and apparently it was given from a college graduation guest speaker. The video is concerning banal platitudes of adulthood that occur day after week, after month, after year… and the process of ‘choosing’ how to think and to what to one should pay attention.
This video clearly and soundly states that it is important to remember that negativity is a natural default setting, and that it is easy for one to think that they’re the center of the world, and that their immediate needs and feelings should determine the world’s priorities. Also, I think that it is important for day-in-day-out designers to burnout just as fast as other occupations.
Also, the video calls into question that it is important to learn how to think, how to pay attention, and that it is within our own power to allow our education to permit us to decide how we want to think; the alternative is unconsciousness.
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