Apologies for being so slow at uploading these, thought about writing a big ramble but have decided to spare you the bore and opt for a sideshow of my prototypes leading to my final design from last semester. Enjoy!
NO pun intended :s
Good web design
I am thinking more about Slow design
read more about it here
I have been doing a lot of research on co-design for my design studies assignment due a week today. Although I have produced a mind-map, it is very much a basis for my thoughts and areas of research.
I think it will be beneficial if I draw out a final mind-map.
Found some help in these books:
So this weeks meeting went rather well, numbers were down but good discussions took place. We started by each talking about how our research for our Wiki page was going so far then we chatted about our individual topics by giving a definition of what we are writing about. As a group we decided to showcase our mind-maps clearing showing difference in styles.
This is my 3rd year of Design Studies at Dundee University. So far the course has taught me about networking, team ethics, design processes, to name a few. The course modules have included topics on sustainability, up-cycling, service design, Co-design.
The 2nd year our modules focused on designing communication aids for people with the speech condition Aphasia to problem solving through service design in Lochee, Dundee. What other module could you arrange meetings to walk Lochee high street at night with the local Police officers and sit around the Lord Provosts table for morning tea? These real life situations do make the different when applying your design knowledge.
3rd year meeting #1:
Last week my design studies group met for the first time to discuss our 1st lecture the day before and to sort out the long list of topics to choose for our wiki page-which is part of assignment one. Staying clear of Uni building we congregated in Braes pub entrance all looking slightly awkward. A kind waiter led us all downstairs into the basement and showed us to a perfectly placed long table, more than roomy for our group. We started off running through the list of our names, making yourself known to the group. We had some general chat before focusing on the task at hand.Already having an incline of what I wanted to do before meeting the group I quickly baggzied ‘co-design’. My reasoning for co-design was because I enjoyed learning about it in 2nd year and some of my work experience through summer has definitely been about co-design so I felt it was quite fitting. The rest spoke about the topics, Abbie quite liked the idea of studying ‘green wash’ everyone was quite engrossed as to what ‘green wash’ meant. Everyone was very encouraging of each other’s choices, advice was given when doubts arose and our topics were finalised. Our group has chosen quite a range of subjects to explore.
Our choices: Wiki topics:
Abbie Graham – Green wash
Gary Gourlay – up-cycling/ down-cycling/ re-cycling
Leanne Evans – ethnography
Victoria Guy: – crime
Lynsey Hutchison – fairtrade
Fiona Harper: – co-design
Kirsty Turpie branding
Here are some pics: