Friday, 19 August 2011
Thursday, 18 August 2011
To begin with:
I'll admit my outcome did not do the knife crime concept any justice. I think because the subject was so big and strong I wasn't able to project a big and strong piece. I didn't want to glamorize knife crime. I could have made a very sharp bold piece of jewellery but I didn't feel it put across the fact that I was against knife crime.
I got a creative block halfway... then I brought in computer games as I enjoy them, yes even violent ones...
(table showing crime figure decreasing when games were released. I don't know where this was based though)
(This was what I asked friends regarding computer games)
Then I got lost and couldn't work out what I was trying to show. I ended up making to very obvious brooches.
I think I made them small as well because I wasn't completely confident with them.
However I did like how I put the brooches on display. I felt the titles "RESTART" and "RETHINK" put across what I was trying to show in these brooches as well as the separate write up:
"In a game you can begin again if something has not worked out for you. With real life you can not erase what you have done. While building up knife crime numbers, not only does violence cause physical pain for the victims, it causes emotional pain for others. "
After completing this project, I realised in the short space of time I was trying to tackle a very complex subject and was not able to research it enough.
In a jewellery sense, I also realised I was making too many brooches and not other types of jewellery and that I needed to make things with more confidence.
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Thursday, 3 March 2011
I thought I'd post up some of the individual work I have been doing, which is now rather backdated....
Initial Bottle recycling thoughts
Quick thoughts on SOWN boxes, which were included in brainstorming session.
Basic box design
Design trust Pages
For all the team work in one place, see the blog here.
Thursday, 3 February 2011
These are mine and Jen's quick brainstorming of what a post consumer is.
Our "poster" is a facebook profile. We thought it was very fitting seeing as our post consumer is part of the "Net Generation". Here's the link to Emma Post-Konsumer ("I'm a Post Consumer").
Sunday, 23 January 2011
Activist, Reflector, Theorist or Pragmatist?
I took a test/questionaire and I wasn't at all suprised by my result. Technically I'm what you call "Multi-Modal". I don't have a dominant style. I suppose that could be a good thing because I can be put in situations and be able to adapt to them. However I got "very low" for activist...So I don't learn well from situations I have been thrown into or haven't planned. I'm really not good if I've been put on the spot because I panic. I try to: put what people have said together, stick to the topic at hand, plan and be practical/realistic. I'm a mixture of different qualities from Reflector, Theorist and Pragmatist because only half I agree with and thats probably why I never got a high score.
It was hard to work out which style best represented the people in my study group. I got a couple right but was far off on other people's. What shocked me was that I was the odd one out of the group! "Team Gorgeous" should really be called "Activists + Becca" haha. I kind of wish I was more of an activist, seems more fun :P but it doesn't work for me.
To try make the team more Multi-Modal, they'd probably need to apply aspects from the other styles, like sitting back, researching and planning more, being realistic, that sort of thing.
I think activists are always good in a team because they keep the ball rolling.