Week 6: Process

Continuing on from last week, I shall further define and pull together my project based on these tasks:

Formative Phase Outputs

  • Report outline / plan is to be refined, and logistics of running your studio, practice based project must be defined (project management) as two A4 text documents
  • Experimental work and testing for your Studio Practice should be clearly presented and peer reviewed by a relevant external critic of your finding (creative directors, design studios, writers, journalists from within or beyond the subject), as befits the needs of the area of your proposal.
  • Create a two minute case study presentation to be delivered in a webinar format to a creative team / panel, in order to gather feedback from academics and industry professionals. You will also be expected to peer review each other’s presentations via live note-taking. Your case study presentation should include a quote from your chosen external peer review critic / industry specialist.
  • In addition to the case study presentation you need to provide an A4 written draft literature review that has academic integrity, a bibliography, a clear structure and role of appropriate histories and theories that contextualise and support your idea.
  • Or if you are writing a business orientated essay / report, make sure you integrate relevant market intel and data to support the positioning and viability of your project.
  • All outputs to be clearly documented on your blogs, with evidence of active engagement with the Ideas Wall.

Keeping organised

Susanna recommended that I keep organised, and especially as this project is progressing I need to show this. I also want it to be outward facing to show the examiners what I’ve done, so I feel this blog is a good word processor to record things in, pull information from and draft submissions before refining my words in InDesign.

I am also going to be using Zotero to keep a record of formal references.


Report outline / plan is to be refined, and logistics of running your studio, practice based project must be defined (project management) as two A4 text documents

Experimental work and testing for your Studio Practice should be clearly presented and peer reviewed by a relevant external critic of your finding (creative directors, design studios, writers, journalists from within or beyond the subject), as befits the needs of the area of your proposal.

So, I hope that I’ll be able to get feedback from Artillery Arts, who run sessions in Walthamstow and are behind the wildly popular E17 Art trail. I’ve been waiting for a response from them for a while, and they have just replied to say that they have just managed to receive funding that will allow them to work again. I’ve arranged a 1-2-1 with them on 8th November, and need to get work to them before this to get feedback.

In addition to the case study presentation you need to provide an A4 written draft literature review that has academic integrity, a bibliography, a clear structure and role of appropriate histories and theories that contextualise and support your idea.

Alison Barnes – New Basford graffiti

I’m starting to pull together references for my literature review and am starting with Alison Barnes, above, and with two references I found for my Artefact submission last term:

  • Blankenship, S., 2003. Cultural Considerations: Arabic Calligraphy and Latin Typography. Design Issues, 19(2), pp.60-63.
  • Snodgrass, N., 2018. Facilitating Diversity: The Designer’s Role In Supporting Cultural Representations Through Multi-Script Type Design And Research. Master of Fine Arts. Kent State University.

Or if you are writing a business orientated essay / report, make sure you integrate relevant market intel and data to support the positioning and viability of your project.

Images

Test exercise

I want to get a test of a photo walk done before Week 8 as I think it will allow me to reflect on my methodology before presenting it. I’m hoping to get my flatmate Jess, who is not involved in typography and has English as her second language, involved as she answered my consumer research for the artefact and indicated that she would like to hear more about it.

Talking about that list, it’s probably time that I email the list of people who wanted to stay informed, and ask if they would like to be involved any further too.

Human-centred design research methods

I am trying to figure out how to academically describe my research methods. I started with planning out workshop ideas using post-it notes.

Contacted

We Made This

Alistair Hall of We Made This and I are going to have a chat week of November 8th, and I have got in touch with Joe again to see if he will help.

Maria Geals

In our tutorial, Stuart suggested that he could put me in contact with a type designer called Maria Geals, who designed a typeface for her final MA project that “inspired by, and designed for, Wales and the Welsh to help facilitate the use of the declining language. Its aesthetics are culturally expressive yet practical and include the full set of glyphs required for bilingual typesetting. It is designed for long, immersive reading in both print and screen-based media.” (Quoted from here)

He also suggested that I look for people working at the Eye Magazine who specialise in typography writing, and I will do so.

I have also contacted the Bishopsgate Institute, Waltham Forest Archive and St Bride’s Foundation to see if I can chat to one of their archivists about typography and place.

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