January 28th, 2013
I have been thinking wrong. Exploration A is all backwards, with the ideas and brainstorming coming before the opportunity, audience, and customer. I feel a bit like I have put my cart before the horse. This feels more like art than design. I like it.
This process has been much more similar to creating art than my heuristic biases for design. I have a fine art background with a BFA painting, and I often blur the lines between design and art. They are two facets of the same stone.
This week, however, I have felt absolutely no difference between the two. It is refreshing and such good time. I really enjoyed my map making, though I ran out of time. I wanted to do so much more illustrative work on it, but the process was enjoyable and enlightening.
I also appreciated working with Will. He is a smart and amusing designer, and I felt like I could have spoken with him much longer. It made me long for closer proximity to my classmates, since I would have loved to have hung out over coffee on this project.