Final Possible Futures evaluation

For the possible future project, my first starting point was colours of colour blindness. I chose three objects to develop my ideas additive colours, shapes and numbers. But, when I talked with tutors, I thought that I couldn’t develop my ideas more. I couldn’t find other artists’ works about colour blindness. I didn’t know how to connect colour blindness with future.

So, I changed my starting point to memory. For now, people are always busy and anxious as the pace of life continues to increase in the modern society. We always want to remember something important and special for ourselves, but we can’t remember everything and everyday if you don’t want to write a diary. After I communicated with my teacher, I got a new direction about memory which focuses on how to help people to preserve their own memories without diaries. And I decided to use barcodes to develop my outcome continued to do secondary research about how to preserve people’s memories and ways for us to preserve something. But I didn’t find more. They are all some tattoos about barcodes and they are present not future. I also talked with pula. She advised me to created a new barcode for the future project. It is really a good idea and bright direction for me to develop more. I got inspiration from supermarkets’ receipts. Every receipt has its own barcode. If people can preserve their memories with my new barcode, they can remember everything.

For my outcome, I wanted to make a book. The first draft had three elements colour, photo and new barcode which are all about memory. But tutor said that it was too difficult to understand for audience. I need to change the formation. I will try to use calendar to connect with memories. It will be easy to understand for everyone. Because calendar is a normal thing for our lives and it is a good carrier to show audience my ideas.

 

Interim Possible Futures evaluation

How have you worked collaboratively with others? How have you used collaboration to progress you development and how will this help you in future?

When I started my second point ‘memory’, I did some secondary research. But I couldn’t develop more. After I communicated with my teacher, I got a new direction about memory which focuses on how to help people to preserve their own memories without diaries. And I continued to do secondary research   and decided to use barcodes to develop my outcome. I also talked with pula. She advised me to created a new barcode for the future project. It is really a good idea and bright direction for me to develop more.

Mock interviews

 

 

 

  • What was the last exhibition/lecture/event/screening you saw? What did you find interesting? How did the work relate to your current ideas/creative practice?

Design museum- Designer maker user/ I found something colourful posters/ related to my project.

 

  • Name three practitioners whose work you have discovered since being on the Level 3 course. How have they influenced your creative practice? What do you find interesting about their work?

 

Piet Mondrian/ Isidro Ferrer/ Giovanni Pintori

(Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow) simple, rectangles and lines and colours-‘De Stijl’, abstract art

Isidro Ferrer’s posters are combined with photos, drawings and real materials. He makes 2d works become 3d works. Really interesting

Giovanni Pintori’s posters Colours/shapes/lines

 

 

  • Where are you at with your current project? How could you improve you current work and approach?

I did some primary research and secondary research

Workshops

 

  • What are the three key things you have learnt on the Level 3 course?

Primary and secondary research

CTS

Develop more ideas and inspirations

 

  • What does [Graphic Design/Photography/Film etc.] mean to you?

Graphic design is related to our lives. Graphic design can make people communicate with eyes without talking. With the images and words in the posters or advertisements to transmit information.

 

  • What is the most successful piece of work in your portfolio? Why? How could it be improved?

Repurpose

Many interesting collages

Have meaning

Layout for book

Develop more ideas/ did more secondary research

 

  • Which is the least successful piece of work in your portfolio? Why? How could it be improved?

The current project ( possible future)

I did more secondary research but I cannot develop more and I do not have a clear mind about that. And then I started a new point about memory and time a

 

 

 

  • Who do you see as the target audience for you work? Why?

 

People that want to remember some specific memories.

 

  • What do you hope to achieve by undertaking a BA course?

More knowledge about graphic design, and many new skills and learn more workshops…

 

  • What qualities and attributes do you have that will make you a successful student at BA level?

 

Team work/ many skills (workshops, digital…)

 

  • What was the last book you read? Tell us about it?

 

365 Days of Design. Minguet, Josep Maria

Some designers’ works about calendar because the current project’s point is colock and memory.

 

 

CTS text Colour

In our eyes, the world is colourful. In my opinion, colour is not only  for painting, decorations and so on. Colour is an important part in our lives. Colour is related to physiology.

In the text, there is an example for green. It is said green is known as a colour that has a soothing effect on a viewer’s state of mind. This is the reason why conference tables are covered with green baize. For me, green is a colour with hope and youth. Because when it comes to green, I will think of leaves and grass and these things can make me relax. Everyone has his own feeling about different colours.

Because of the physiology of colour, people will use the knowledge to practice in different fields.

Colour is not language, but it also always can pass on information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposal

My project is focus on colours and shapes. I want to design an outcome for colour-blind person.In other words, I want colour-blind person see the same things as the ordinary people. In our lives, the special group will have many inconvenient case. For example, in my country, China, colour-blind person is not allowed to drive. Some of them can not tell from the traffic light’s red and green. Even some of them can tell them, but it still have risk. Everyone have right to do everything as the ordinary people. For outcome, I will make a poster for the traffic light. I will continue to do many secondary research for the traffic light and explore colours and shapes.

I went to Tate museum to see art abstract works from different moments. Shape and colour are the elements of the abstract art. From these works, I get some inspiration about the combination of colours and shapes. I scanned a book called colour for the electronic age. I get some information about the comparison of colours. I will still find more artists’ works about colour blindness to get some more ideas.

I will use screen printing to develop my idea. I will use three colours, green, red and blue. With the workshop, colours will overlap each other. I also will try to use the photoshop to do my design. Photoshop has Deuteranopia-type and Protanopia-type for the colour-blind person. It will be very helpful for my design.

After my design, I will show it to ordinary people and colour-blind person whether it can help them in their lives. I will analyse and reflect my own design in blog and sketchbook.

Past,present,future

This is present self photograph. That day I went to the screen printing workshop. The textile was the most interesting things for me that day. So it presented my present.

This is past self photograph. For me, my past life was a little remote and dim. My past was only my memory.

This photo is future. With the development of the technology, I thought I would change my skin at my wish in the future. That might be interesting.

 

 

course

For me, I think Graphic Design is not only design, the point is communication, graphic design is a direct way to express my ideas to people. From my experience on my Foundation at LCC, people not only see the beauty on the surface but they can also see the story and meaning behind the surface. What’s more, I not only need to communicate with other people, family members, friends, strangers, I also need to communicate with myself, and know what I want to do and what I want to express, I can create a better design.

For portfolio, I need present  complete projects and the evidence of my projects.

So, I need develop my projects more clearly and I need do more primary and secondary research to practice my projects. What’s more, I need practice my work more professionally.

Repurpose

I did some secondary research for the repurpose first. Because I didn’t understand clearly  the meaning of the repurpose. After researching the works of John Stezaker, Isidro Ferrer and Paul Burgess. I was interested in Isidro Ferrer’s works because he combined the real materials and drawing in his works. He made the normal poster to 3D. And I went to the junk shop and second hand shop buying some items.

And I used these items and useless things that people don’t need them to make other things. I tried to do collages, draw, take photos.

I decided to make a book for my outcome. This book is about face. After I did presentation for my group, I became confused. They asked me a question why I wanted to make a book about face. At the first time, I just thought the face was interesting without reason. Finally, I found out the reason. Nowadays, people are interested in texting the emojis. But, sometimes the emoji can’t express people’s real feelings. They hide their feelings and emotions.

For this projects, I realised that time is important. I don’t have enough time to develop my ideas better. I need to finish the outcome before the deadline.

S.W.13

My postcode is SW13. It’s very far away from my accommodation and the centre of London.But this is the reason why I chose the postcode.I found it at the map.As I expected ,there are a quiet town.There are many ways to reach the town.I arrived here by foot at the first time.It’s so tired.And I also try to arrive there by bus, underground and train.

It’s a very good and comfortable place to live or have a holiday. The air is very fresh.There are many ponds and parks.And what I am interested is the plants.There are many kinds of plants.Although I don’t know their name,their colour and shape are very various .When you walked at the street in the town, it was a real walk.You don’t need to hurry.At the weekend,people will walk with their friends and their family, even the pet at the park.They chatted with each other at the grass and enjoyed their picnic.

London wetland centre has been the postcode.And I visited the place.There are many kinds of ducks and wild life about wetland and many plants. I collected my different leaves and flowers. When it comes to the town, I will think of some words, such as ‘wild’,’plants’,’green’,’life’ and so on.

In the Barnes, I saw a variety of leaves,different shapes, different colours.They gave me inspiration to develop my idea.I also want to add a word ‘leave’.Actually,it’s fallen leave.In China,there is an idiom ‘fallen leaves return to roots’. In other words, it means getting home.I did something about typography because the colourful glass windows of church in the Barnes.

But what I confused is how to make a poster.I have words.But I don’t know how to put the picture or items with the words.

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