Tuesday, 1 October 2013

OUGD502- Studio Workshop 1

We were put into groups and asked to make a list of ten things that were successful from the first year.
  1. Blogging
  2. Money Management 
  3. Time Management 
  4. Print Process 
  5. Presenting Work
  6. Confidence
  7. Listening to Feedback
  8. Thought Process/ Development
  9. Software Development
  10. Sourcing External Resources 
As a class we agreed on a list of ten that are the most important.
  1. Presentation skills
  2. Feedback
  3. Workshops
  4. Independent 
  5. research/ development
  6. Understand time management 
  7. Work in/ with groups/ specialisms 
  8. Confidence/ motivation
  9. Theory/ context
  10. Style/ signature
For the following lesson we have been asked to make a list of ten things that I want to be successful at this year.
  1. I want to improve my confidence generally but mainly in presenting my work.
  2. I need to improve my organisation and time management to allow me to create the best design work I can within the deadlines.
  3. I need to improve and be more specific with the feedback I give people in crits. 
  4. I want to improve my workflow. At the moment I tend to take way to long thinking about things opposed to actually starting and letting it develop naturally.
  5. I want to improve my research skills. I struggle with primary research and tend to find stuff just for the sake of having primary instead of finding sources that will inform my work.
  6. By taking a more hands on approach I want to improve my finishing skills.
  7. I need to document the design process better to show development and decisions that are made.
  8. My academic writing skills need ongoing improvement as I think it is my weakest area. This will be beneficial when contacting studios for placements etc...
  9. I want to improve my social skills so I can start to network with working professionals to open new opportunities.
  10. Finally, I want to keep up my motivation and keep on top of my work. This will in-hand teach me how to keep a good balance between work time and personal time to gain a good life/work balance.

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