Monday, 17 October 2011

Neil (AM)

> Journals:

Design History

Design Studies

> Anheuristic: an open ended learning device.

RECAP:

> Take the direction and run with it.

> Other points can be kind of neglected.

> Definitely highlight the context though.

> This is an offered model. THINK.

> Models of presentation:

Know who the project is for (and not just the tutor)

Gives a clue how to cast it.

Tailor work towards a focused, personal goal.

Research FOR

can be broken down to:

> Generic Skills

> Reflective Practice

> Sources of Inspiration

Generic Skills: (practice specific elements plus...)

> writing
> sourcing
> organising
> researching
> bibliographical

Accumulation of knowledge.
CURIOSITY
It just makes you a better problem solver.

Especially the bits you're not interested in.

Cultivate Curiosity.

Walk a different route daily.

> Forget the naive artist.
> Understand. Know your area.

Reflection:

Things that go wrong. Think. Embrace. Learn.

Inspiration:

> Ideas

> Floaty vs Method vs Demystified

> Comes back to being well informed.

> Better informed = fewer mistakes = more productive

Example: Harry Beck and the London Underground Diagram

> Based on his knowledge of electrical diagrams.

> Others did not have the tacit knowledge, or indeed general knowledge, to do it.


Limits

> Legality

> Legibility

> Cultural

(Can forget about them temporarily when ideas generating, then reign it back in.

Watched film "OBJECTIFIED"

> A lot of high and mighty designers in their ivory towers, talking about things we never see.


John (PM)

Recap on Neil

> Critical Distance

> Neil is trying to dispense with the BA "that's nice" mindset.

> Be Objective

Module talk:

> Testing a number of options right now

> Write blog for yourself

> Course gives a framework, we provide direction.

> Folio: Relevant/appropriate. Things that inspire you.

> READ

> DO

> Get going on the peer led discussions as part of the x10 Project.

Seminars/Presentations by 2nd Year part timers.

> Interesting to get talking and networking with one another, will be following up Justin and Mike for further talks.


Evening:

Relaxed drawing of ideas for presentation of contextual review.

Happy with progress, will review with John tomorrow.

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