What is the most profound thing you have learned about yourself and your creative practices through this course? Have you experienced moments of disruptive wonder? In what ways has your perspective on graphic design practice changed?
The most profound thing I learned about myself is I have ability to be a problem solver, and i am clearly know there is nothing impossible to do during design process. I trust myself and i know my potential is very large; as long as keep digging, there is alway a way to solve problem or come up with new ideas. During the design process, although i had anxiety and restlessness feelings, but i know i have ability to make myself calm down, and I have perseverance to do research and solve problems. Overall, from the entire design process, i saw my potentials. In addition to these, i also recognize that i have certain deficiencies. I am easy to be affected by others’ works, and not confident on what i did for every step. Only when i got approved, i feel comfortable to move on to the next step. This is a very serious problem for me; as a designer, if i don’t have enough confidence with my own design work, how could I be able to convince my audience to support my ideas or got inspirations from me.
This class is the first course without limit for the design form, I like it very much! The final design form is depends on ourself, so it gave us enough space to use our own way to show our ideas, which is easier to devote our energies to do research and design. During the process, we could shared our works with our classmates and got feedbacks from them. Because we have different design forms, so it allows us to have different opportunities to see issues by standing on someone else’s design position. we are using a variety of ways to stimulate our own creative inspiration. This class for me, got inspirations greater than the final design results. My first project changed my perspective on graphic design practice. The final outcome is video, rather than the traditional graphic design form, this final outcome broke the traditional way to solve problem in graphic design. It makes me feel to break the shackles of certain form and found a new way to express my ideas. Meanwhile, the connection between graphic design and new technology had highly implanted in my mind, just like Meggs article mentioned. Also, for the second project, i did series of posters, the design elements are not limited on purely graphics, which remind me the elements of graphic design are enlarge. This change has changed our perspective on graphic design.