Month: February 2012

Rosti

Gameboysex I just had some coffee with Ross Fox. He has great talent sketching anatomy and making it into something new: creating huge wood-cut prints, printing it on fabric, creating installations and collaborating with dancers. He is a fashion designer too! We had a great talk about blending the analog and the digital. I think…

Recap: Writing as a tool

Writing Exercise As designers, we need to be good communicators. Even if writing isn’t something that is formally taught at Art School, using writing as a tool to communicate compliments our work. Through writing, we can create scenarios where people and things interact, and detect design issues and further develop solutions. We were asked to…

Recap: Book-binding Workshop

Book-binding Workshop Last semester we had the wonderful Douglas Beavans give us a workshop about book-binding. We learned how to tell the grain in paper, to work with it, to bind the pages and create book covers, and we even made a box! There is something quite special about making things with your own hands,…

Co-Experience

Co-Experience: Understanding user experiences in social interaction This week I finished reading Co-Experience: Understanding user experiences in social interaction, by Katja Battarbee. This book is actually her Master’s Degree dissertation, from the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki, in 2004. The thesis here is that to study co-experience, experience prototyping should happen early in…

Universal Everything

*Sigh*. Matt Pyke’s studio, Universal Everything is an attic in a house in England. And through sharing, it is also a massively creative studio, that works with digital art and design. Even that is an understatement. They blend art, animation, design, user experience, interior architecture, technology, sound design… and come up with something that in…

Recap: AG Molhave

Digging out At KHiO we had the chance to have a workshop with Annegrete –AG– Mølhave. Her expertise in design processes, communication and research helped us find the root of what we want to explore in our MA project. We did different exercises: writing without thinking about it, mind-mapping and idea development asking ourselves what…
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Scripts

––– A selection of lovely typographic findings ––– The book Scripts: Elegant lettering from Design’s Golden Age (Steven Heller and Louis Fili), left me drooling at type. Beautiful swashes and ligatures, contrast and found lettering organized by place and time. Here are some of my clicks (and inspiration with colored filter paper) from this book.…
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Recap: Visual Essay

Here’s a look back of last semester’s projects. During the next few days, I will be posting previous workshops and projects. All of them were very inspiring, and I am still reflecting and creating little pieces of work from some of them. Visual Essay The wonderful Vicky Woolhead gave us a photography workshop. She guided…
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