Reflect on your own creative process. How do you strive to achieve a moment of performance or move forward in reach of a noble pursuit? Are your creative activities leading toward a moment of disruptive wonder for your audience, as well as for yourself?
I’ve been reflecting a lot this week about creative process for this class, as well as GRDS 701. What I’ve really learned is that each creative process is unique depending on the person. We can’t expect all designers to fall into a perfectly outlined process and always expect the most creative outputs. Through all of our readings this quarter, some processes are centered on moments of frustration, possibilities of unexpected meanings, trying to shock, inspire or question the things around us. For me, my creative process seems to always be changing. I always start out the same with sketching, but I have found that most of my creative process is done away from my desk, my office, my computer and even my house. I always find it essentially to understand who I am striving to design for and the more I research what has been done successfully and unsuccessfully to solve these problems the more I begin to formulate what I want to do. Like I wrote earlier, a large part of my creative process is done outside; watching people, watching nature, just observing what surrounds me. While I might be designing something for a computer screen, I may find inspiration from someone walking their dog. It is through this observation exploration that I realized that I enjoy a disruptive wonder for both the audience and myself. I enjoy finding a solution that seems so obvious that I wonder “wait, has someone done it before?” I enjoy moments that make people stop and think and as often as possible, make them laugh. I enjoy my creative to be fun, interactive and inquisitive. These are the moments I strive for because I do think design plays a huge role in how we feel on a day to day basis.