I really learned a lot about myself and my ability to put in 20-hour days this quarter (due to taking 3 classes, minimal sleep, a job, and 2 kids). The process of discovering and narrowing down a thesis was demanding and at times flustering. Read the rest of this entry »
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I have always been impressed with the level of quality that April Biss shows, as a Tampa neighbor of mine; I may show a little bias. However, the context, content and execution level she presents never fails to impress. April tends to amass research material both visual and ethnographic in a variety of levels during her process. April shows a depth in involvement and thought in her process books. Read the rest of this entry »
I recently read an article about creative online collaboration. An Australian University hosted a study in 2005 called the Omnium Project: Creative Waves, which was a 7 week study into the online collaborations of creativity within the mix of students, faculty, art practitioners, and writers of all variety both local and international wherein all team members worked together on a project while none of the members were from a similar location or background. Read the rest of this entry »
In searching for a means to incorporate a higher level of thinking into the graphic design profession, I have been drawn into the holistic approach of contemplative design. The cohesive perspectives shared through collaboration between disciplines create opportunity for innovative products or services. Read the rest of this entry »
Wow!! I have to admit, I have taken the time to read at least another two dozen peer reviewed articles. I have spanned everything from designer thinking, to slow design, to education and curricula within the higher education (undergrad and grad) for graphic design. I have found my niche! This is the best synopsis of my concept shown in the mind map attached: MIND MAP REVISITED