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Sunday, March 19, 2006
16.Project ID







Conrad Broad
 

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15.Project ID






Annalicia Young
 

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14.Project ID





Gareth
 

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13. Project ID





Lucy
 

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12.Project ID





Nicole Ogden
 

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11. ID posters, project launch.




Megan Willets





Thanks for your posters-like Megan's above -they were all in on time ! They weren't too bad as a first submission. I've posted them as separate posts above. I would like you all to take a moment to a view and understand them. Then could you please submit brief constructive comments and critique about them [ including your own work and with a view to improving all the designs} clcik on images to enlarge . The words "cool," "wow," "great" , "awesome" or the phrase "Oh my God!" should not be overused [ gut or emotional reactions are welcomed] visual communication terminology and close critical analysis is expected.


 

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Thursday, March 16, 2006
10: poster images from other groups

Supermodel : Tessa Grinlington


Artificial Ecologies: Louise Davidson


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9:early "project launch" poster concepts




just an early concept from lucy.




and some thumbnail developments from Annalicia


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Tuesday, March 14, 2006
8:My Time
my availability and modus operandi

[or how to deal with the monster in the attic]





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7:Your Time: The Tuesday afternoon Clinic
The weekly individual times have been settled.
Conducted in the Attic Space on Tuesday arvos


Two "rules" don't come empty handed
do come open minded




regular appointment times

1.00 : Nicole and Megan
1.30 : Annalicia
2.00 : Conrad
2.30 : Sarah
3.00 : Jamie
3.30 : Lucy
4.00 : Gareth
4.30 : Mel
5.00 : James Phelan and Cameron Hodgson
 

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6:The "Full Blown Draft" Proposal with Gareth's blessing


Well Gareth has graciously consented to the posting of his "full blown draft" proposal for the project Here We Are! The music design experience and thank you for that- it sets a nice standard, and a pace for the group. AS he said "its a living document"


The simple and elegant process is that this text-based proposal has been driven from the "dumb" course proposal [check list] template and developed quickly and tangibly through a compelling visual language. It has a life and feel of its own it is also part of an open dialogue.

The "hook" or structure is directly related to the research question "how will music be packaged ?" So the "sleeve notes" and images for CDs are the mode for communicating the proposal....at least for the time being. The imagery of the labyrinth of corridors and concourses give a hint of where the project will take the author [and us] without pre-guessing the outcome. A good start to a design project


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a chinwag about the appoach and "living documents"


contents of the proposal


description of project


early ideas about research

audience


network


initial timeline



motivation


cheesy thanks
 

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Sunday, March 12, 2006
5:Overlapping Phases:
Developed Proposal->Plan->
Research findings>Conceptual Designs



The first semester involves a lot of overlapping phases of the project a developed proposal becomes a plan and all the while research through analysis turns information into knowledge and conceptual design attempts to redefine the project objectives .
 

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4:Proposal:Sublime Timeline Gareth!



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Gareth submitted this sublime time line in the context of the "living document"which is the draft proposal. And boy is it alive...A life of its own and a personality to boot! Good! Its jumped [mutated] from the text checklist based on the template and into something that reflects the project journey.Its moving fast. Sure there there is missing detail but that can be added later and perhaps just get transferred directly into the project plan. A good example of how you can design a start, enjoy PDFs and start to merge the phases without actually trying to pre guess the outcome of the research and experimentation stage . Good O !
 

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Thursday, March 09, 2006
3:Inkahoots: Design for the Greater Good?
Rick Poynor looks at an Aussie firm



Form follows purpose: Inkahoots (extract from Graphis)


Does this Brisbane studio offer a role model for socially concerned design?
In 2000, a small, not widely known design company in Brisbane called Inkahoots published a book celebrating its first ten years. The images were intriguing but what really struck me were the book’s three texts. ‘We work mainly in the community and cultural sectors,’ wrote Inkahoots’ directors, Robyn McDonald and Jason Grant. ‘Not just because that’s where the best work is, but because we figure our environment is already cluttered with sophisticated corporate imagery that often doesn’t represent the community’s best interests. Alternative visual messages struggle to be heard above the rowdy din of dominant media. They need to communicate incisively with compelling power and drama, or even quietly with careful subtlety, just to compete.’

This was unusual. In the space of just 72 words, Inkahoots had used the word ‘community’ twice, evoking ideas about culture’s purpose from the years before Reagan and Thatcher. By the 1990s, an ideologically defined conception of community had more or less disappeared from discussions about design. Young designers might encounter such ideas from older teachers, but they would not be perceived as central or receive any reinforcement from design’s professional organisations and publications. Yet here was a fiery sounding team of idealists in Queensland placing ‘community’ at the heart of its practice. What was it about Brisbane, I wondered, that encouraged this way of thinking and working? Might Inkahoots’ approach be a paradigm for designers seeking to pursue socially concerned forms of design practice?
inkahoots
 

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006
2:Welcome to {0}
{designspace}
















HELLO!.....................from the {designspace} a very sparse blog that is designed to be filled with the jottings, thoughts, links, ideas, maps, colour help, drawings, diversions, images and HUMAN-CENTRED DESIGNwhich spin off from the the diverse projects currently undertaken by members of the OPEN SLATHER group.
 

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Thursday, March 02, 2006
1:Information Literacy Workshop















Dear Open Slatherers
After tomorrow's 305 lecture [Tuesday 7 March Moot Court 1.00pm] and at 3.30pm I have scheduled an Information Literacy Workshop with Gillian Elliott Design Reference Librarian

tips for power searching
 

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11. ID posters, project launch.
10: poster images from other groups
9:early "project launch" poster concepts
8:My Time
7:Your Time: The Tuesday afternoon Clinic

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