Sunday, 31 May 2009

Design Principles Modual Evaluation

1. What skills have you developed through this module and how effectively do you think you have applied them?
Speaking from Experiemce for me was all about being crafty and using handmade elements throughout. The first thing for me really was i was so much more organsed, well i mean i always had the equipment i needed, anytime anyone needed anything i more than lickly had it, so i think this proves just how sucessful it is and could be. i also learned that i am not a perfectionist, i always thought i ahd to perfect things better but for this project i perfered the little mistakes. i used lino print because it was more hand crafted, i carved every object outm and yes there were chunks missing or less than straight lines and marks where i hadn't carved deep enough but i realised these only added to the whole crafty aproach.

2. What approaches to/methods of research have you developed and how have they informed your design development process?
This time around i tended to use the libruary more than i have done in the past, i am very familiar with the libruary but i looked more into the magazines and started looking at more books. This was the most useful thing thoughout the poeject, i found so much secondary research that really backed up the idea of cardbard as a design material.

3. What strengths can you identify in your work and how have/will you capitalise on these?
Firstly i am really pleased with the final resolutions for speaking from experience, even though they didnt really develop much from my initial ideas i have enough research to back up my desisions.
most of the year i have been managing my time effectivly but for this project i had it down to a 'T', i never had a sleepness night or stressing out day before deadline because i really did put the hours in every day i was in college all day and even when i went home i still carried on with the work. This really paid off, i didnt stress, much, and was able to have enough time to resolve my pieces to how i wanted them.

4. What weaknesses can you identify in your work and how will you address these more fully?
I think that i could have developed my ideas more, once i had this idea of the boxes in the draws i ran with that as i was really worried about not making a finaly desision, although i tried experiments in my research this might not be enough to show my thoughts from the start to finish. Also when it came to the designs on the boxes i only tried one design with one technique, even though i think these were really sucessful with lino, i didnt consider screen printing or any other technique which may have come out with a differet result.
The obvious choice for the inside of the boxes was to vacume pack the equipment and then take moulds from them, however i was very stubbourn in this project as i sort of ignored it and didnt even try the technique out, i just stuck with my materials and made it work that way.
but i should have taken advantage of our facilities and even if i didnt use the tecnique in the finals it would ahve given me that extra choice.

5. Identify five things that you will do differently next time and what do you expect to gain from doing these?
1. I need to start taking more advantage of the facilities we have at the college and ones that are accesable to us.

6.How would you grade yourself on the following areas:
Attendance 5
Punctuality 5
Motivation 5
Commitment 5
Quantity of work produced 4
Quality of work produced 5
Contribution to the group 3

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