Week of the 14th January – Manifesto
Perception of intelligence. This is the general public’s opinion of the way of how they look at and rate their own and others level of cleverness. The idea is to change the way of thinking about how they test the intellect. We came to this concept easily as our group communicates well together.
I researched into some examples within education, most of these were basic illustrations or an over bearing information page. The ones in the PowerPoint are simple, thus you understand what they mean. This is what we aim to achieve in our outcomes.
When talking to an illustrations tutor she mentioned a ted talk that looked into the issues with the schooling system that complied with our manifesto. He had some great points and really went in depth and felt passionate about this topic.
One point he opened up about is the idea that creativity is just as important as literacy. Also schools “stigmatise mistakes” which is where children are more likely to look into the areas that they are bad at and pick up that we are incapable of doing those areas. In reflection to this I thought about how adults look at their past and see their mistakes and are more likely to remember their regrets over their successes.
Continuing to watch some of Robinson’s other talks I thought about his points and began to realise that if you are curious about a subject then your more likely to teach and apply yourself to that area. Overall he points out that we need to rethink our schooling system to cultivate creativity and curiosity through acknowledging the different types of intelligence.
At one of your group meetings we discussed how we can progress to create a poster for the brief.
Monday 26th November – Studio support
Today I asked for opinions on where to go and how to make final tweaks to my piece. Overall the comments where positive.
One aspect mentioned was that the sound of the balloon popping. This was because there was only one balloon pop. To rectify this I simply copied another two of the same sounds.
Another improvement that was stated is to change the design and colour of the word “poxism.” They suggested that I make it look as in its been infected. I changed to colour to a pinky-skin colour. Then added spots as if the words had chickenpox.
Overall I am happy with my piece as it has some comedic value but doesn’t overpower the message. I believe that if it were to become a real YouTube style advert the public would be entertained and drawn in by the bright colours, style of the design and the actual content.
Tuesday 30th October – Creative thinking.
We had an in depth lecture to engage our brains so that as a class we can be inspired by the smallest of things. The lecturer showed us some images and clips that had hidden elements within the over all image. Now with a new appreciation for elements of inspiration, we were given groups to research our own thinking techniques through one existing movement.
A few hours later all the groups came back and explained their technique given. This was enlightening as I did not know some of these methods. One example of this would be the 6 thinking hats. Each has a different colour to represent a thinking style which will help you to look at the same work from a different angle.
From using these techniques I decided to brain storm ideas in the style of a mind map for my Movement Project. I came up with several different ideas; one being a cup of Tea is a God or a darker tone of regret-ism where everyone has a regret and the members have to guess. I also thought about having no make-up movement or even permanent make-up, however these were already ideas, so I thought about my surname “Fraser” and having it be a high up, well to do ‘members only’ style club. Then I continued to brainstorm and thought about illnesses and how my parents held a chicken pox party where children would come to get chicken pox while they were young as it can be worse when you are older.
Therefore, using creative thinking techniques helped me to come up with ideas from a few simple everyday inspirations.
Monday 15th October – Poster Critique
After a short InDesign workshop where we refined our knowledge, as a group of around 10 students we had a mini lecture. This is were we spoke about the structure of a design, which includes the meaning of symmetrical and asymmetrical design. What I learnt is that if a design is symmetrical the viewer can feel a sense of stability, trust and order. Whereas an asymmetrical design can be thought of as adventurous, bold and pushing the limits. There is a third option which includes a mainly symmetrical elements but has a symmetrical focus. This can be seen as mainly secure with adventure.
Moving on to the poster development we spoke about what improvements we could make to get the poster to the highest standard. One improvement I could have made was to shift the focus on to the words instead of the abstract lines. All the group could clearly see that the design was in the form old Russian constructivism but it needed to be modified to express that to the general public.