Ongoing, In-Studio use of Visualised Concepts – MA (in practice) asides.

This is something I’ve been looking at in the studio for some time, as I am a big believer in the efficacy of designers who have become aware of their own design process, and in particular the discussion of this with young creatives who need to get an understanding of their own design processes (both those that work and those that don’t).

Evidencing as much of the design process as possible allows not only comprehensive assessment from tutors, but a tool/model upon which to reflect and make appropriate changes of process.

The amount of work expected for a project

This relates directly to work I’ve done previously (whilst teaching at F.E. level) on the Design Process.

In particular, these created in my sketchbook to match the process to an appropriate media, i.e. sketchbooks/daybooks.

DESIGN PROCESS - PAGE 001xxI recently found that colleagues of mine were going through a similar process of trying to explain this “un-fixed”, but roughly agreed, Design Process to there students, and it became clear that despite working across different markets and skill sets in our own practice, there were distinctly similar processes and turning points across the board.

This is always a sticking point with design students, getting them to value the early development and exploratory process (where the ideas happen), rather than jumping straight to the fun bit at the end (…the finish/polish the final peice).

See these examples 50 Logo Design Process, 25 Visualised Design Processes and the Double Diamond Design Process as investigated by the Design Council.

I addition, a rough sketch for a WIP highly visualised version of our Assessment Taxonomy is now in use in our New Media studio (since the beginning of last semester 09/13).

Taxonomy In Use

Allowing students to see where on the marking curve they are likely to sit in conjunction with their attitude and engagement to the course (the taxonomy has already been available before this in purely text form on our online portal for the students).

In particular pointing out the often confusing results surrounding the word satisfactory and what that means in terms of grading on a degree.


~ by hesir on January 22, 2013.

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