During discussion we had toyed with the idea of supplying some simple instructions with our ‘kit’
I love the aesthetic of this studio and craft technique booklet by Connor and David designed for architecture undergrads which “encourages students to think of design and technology as an integrated whole.”
using this style could infuse a tongue in cheek feeling to our products, providing illustrated instructions may not be necessary but add an extra an interesting finishing touch. This aesthetic could also run with the packaging of our product/kit.
Although this snippet of research is based mainly on the typeface used I thought this paragraph summed up our thoughts towards why we would include a dartboard quite seamlessly.
“For a while our studio was centred around a dartboard and the daily doses of arrow-based psychodrama gave us a new rhythm to our working lives. For some studios it’s ping-pong, for others it’s table football but these kinds of activities unite work-colleagues by playing them off against each other, and act as a good valve through which to release creative tensions.”
Rob Alderson, Tuesday 22 October 2013
These posters were created using the dartboard typeface to advertise an in studio dart board competition.
I came across this whilst researching today, whilst this idea may not be something we can achieve in the time given, to take our map idea further into an app or an interactive website could work really nicely!
Graphic Design: Modern Designers’ excellent work with Creative Tourist
“Modern designers have been at the heart of the Creative Tourist project since its inception in 2009, creating the initial concept and managing the subsequent creative direction, working with a fresh crop of creatives each year to define the annual identity, maintaining the immensely functional website and producing their printed magazine Where To Go. Lovely stuff.”
Following our tutorial we brainstormed items that we considered essential for a designers kit or items that could overcome designers block. We also brainstormed factors to consider whilst designing these items to ensure they are as accessible to everyone as possible. We are aware that this will need to be edited down but for now I think we have come up with some great starting points!
This stopmotion is really good for inspiration with this guy going through his day but having little games going on inbetween.. i thought with the idea of ”the day in the life of a designer” it could be quite useful us doing our routines in a slightly more comical way but then also having sections in the movie where we act out parts of our manifesto
I loved the concept of the hand being the tool for and the stopmoton giving the hand the effect of doing it itself.. I felt this could be a good method to use of the designer going through the ’day in the life of a designer’ withouth the actual object..
First Day Survival Kit. I think this a nicely executed kit, not only in what is provided but design/brand. The First Day Survival Kit was designed Veidekke Bostad, which is actually a real estate company in Scandinavia
i loved how this came flat packed. stainless steel survival kits include all manner of necessities such as tiny forks and knives, bottle openers, buttons, wrenches, fish hooks and for some reason heart and cross pendants.
I think the simplicity of the packaging here is really good and the fact there is a his and hers. I liked the idea of having one for a specific designer. i.e. fashion, graphic design, illustration, product and space
trying to find ideas. The symbolism of colors and shapes, business card etiquette and even ideas for what to wear are included in this sleek ‘Designer’s Survival Kit’ by a design team at Massey University Auckland’s School of Design. The kit appears to be created for New Zealand designers traveling to Asia, to familiarize them with foreign customs.