After reviewing many of the design processes presented I feel that mine, in particular, is a pretty solid foundation. Here is lies my problem however. It is just a foundation. I find that many of my biggest challenges are running into cliche ideas or using the same technique over and over for different project. I have yet to find that Ah-Ha moment where I create something spectacular. I don’t believe this is because of my design process, I feel it may be in the idea stage.
I often find myself jumping the gun very early in the process. I will jot down 5 or 6 ideas and then start pushing them. Then I get stuck pushing one further and further and before I know it I have finished the work. Even though I have a decent idea and an alright execution, most of the time it wasn’t the most inventive idea. Then I am left with something that a client likes, but I am not happy with because I know I could have done better.
I know designers say we are our own harshest critics, but I want to be able to push myself further and develop ideas better. Hopefully, using what I have learned so far and the ideation processes we discusses in this unit, I will be able to develop a new way of thinking.