The Marking Point

It was the final day in class today and boy what a day it was! Having participated on a master of lighting studio for 3 months has by no means lead me to be an expert however it has surely opened my understanding to appreciate light, how it is used, installed, manipulated and glorified. The … Continue reading

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An overall very exciting evening

I did something today I haven’t done in about 3 years. It is not something I particularly like and definitely do not like preparing for it. However the relieve and sensation I always experience after this is always … well indescribable.  I wrote an EXAM!! Yes an Exam. If you are not a design student … Continue reading

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Processing

So I realised my last blog was almost 4 months ago! In case you may not have picked this up already, I initially set up my blog site as part of a university assignment.. and as a result I have thought nothing of it since I successfully completed that class 🙂 But that is all … Continue reading

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Reflection – You did what?

I started a postgraduate degree at the beginning of this year to up skill my knowledge and my skill sets within my chosen discipline of Design and after 14 weeks of intensive study will like to share a few statistics relating to my first semester as a Master of design student at the University of Technology-Sydney. 1. I have spent … Continue reading

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Week Seven- Brand Strategy

‘The important thing is not so much to obtain new facts but discovering interesting ways to solve them’ Sir William Bragg In the seminar today, Peter Wilson from Cato Partners, a leading brand strategy company, shared on the extensive methodology used to create successful brands. Wilson explains that clients usually do not know what brand … Continue reading

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Week Six – Service design

“Service design is a relatively new discipline that asks some fundamental questions: what should the customer experience be like? What should the employee experience be like? How does a company remain true to its brand, to its core business assets and stay relevant to customers? The Guardian I was highly privileged to learn about service … Continue reading

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Week four – UX Boot Camp (Co-Design)

Following on from our seminar presentation on co-design by Lauren Tan and Ellie Nicol, I concluded my first blog by stating that Co-design is an inherent attribute of a good design. This week presented an exciting opportunity to be involved in a participatory workshop on Co-design principles led by Penny Hagen to expand on the … Continue reading

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Week three – Design Thinking

This week I was privileged to have Opher Yom-Tov from BT- finance group deliver a 4 hour lecture on design thinking and how it fits into conventional business. Yom-Tov defines a designer as a solver of wicked Problems and creator of elegant solutions to fit the problem. So herein lays a problem: how do you … Continue reading

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Week Two – Co-design

Design – a six letter word which has become almost ubiquitous in our generation. The central themes and process surrounding this label is very much diverse. For instance type ‘the design process in Google’ and you are likely to get over 50 million results (I found 56,300,000 to be exact). After 4 years of studying … Continue reading

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