[Wk 2 ] P1: Final Concept

I've always loved paper planes - they're simple, tactile and accessible to all. Made by humans and also powered by humans. A paper plane silently taking flight can also be a perfect symbol of hope. So I'd like to take all these components and explore a theme based on something relatable, a human story -... Continue Reading →

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Kicking off a new unit this month: Digital Design Looking forward to sharing some of the learning process here.  More to come!

Week 3: Concept development (Typography 2)

This week we were asked to consider and plan out various aspects of our storybook including: concept style, character  & plot development, colour palette, layout sketches and to then start work on designing the first spread. Rather than fill up this blog post with pages of info, I've condensed the key information and included in the... Continue Reading →

Week 2: Story preparation (Typography 2)

1.  First step this week, summarise our chosen stories into 300 words. Quite a challenge, I didn't want to miss any major twists or turns of this gripping tale. To help with planning the actual storybook, we also separated our summaries into eight sentences/sections. After lots of tweaks, I actually managed to make it 300 words exactly - here... Continue Reading →

Week 1 : Storybook (Typography 2)

For our first project we have been asked to design and create our own storybook, based on a famous novel.  I have chosen Ernest Hemingway's - For Whom the Bell Tolls. (Image: Original cover, For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, 1940) With my upcoming move to Barcelona, I thought it would be fitting to revisit this... Continue Reading →

Squeaky Rusty Robot

Feeling a bit like a little rusty robot.  Time to dust off this blog and get studying again. This teaching period I continue on to: Experience Design and Usability for the Web Typography 2  

Cradle-to-Cradle Thinking

(Image: Bee's Wrap, 2015) CONTEMPORARY DESIGN ISSUES [ TASK 2 : ACTIVITY 5 ] Bee’s Wrap is an innovative product that uses traditional methods to solve a modern day problem -how to keep food fresh without relying on non-sustainable products and materials. Sarah Kaeck, a humble farmer from Vermont in the U.S is the genius behind... Continue Reading →

Pot-in-Pot Cooling Systems

CONTEMPORARY DESIGN ISSUES [ ASSESSMENT 1 : ACTIVITY 5 ] Task - to draft a letter requesting support of a design for development project --- Dear X I’d like to introduce you to an innovation that is making a powerful impact on the lives of our world’s most vulnerable - and with your help may be extended even... Continue Reading →

Data Visualisation (Option 1) – Reference List

CONTEMPORARY DESIGN ISSUES [ ASSESSMENT 1 : ACTIVITY 4 ] The gathering, conceptualisation and presentation of data in 2D and 3D formats and more recently, using digital technologies to create interactive interfaces, has the capacity to transform our understanding of an issue. Designer Aaron Koblin even suggests that designers and other creatives have a 'responsibility' to transform... Continue Reading →

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