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I’m always nervous when committing to paper the first few lines in a new notebook. I want to set the right tone and start off on the right foot. I feel the same about this workbook. There’s one critical question on my mind: where on Earth do I begin? Embarking…


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Early in this project, I started thinking about the complex systems at play in cities. In particular, the feedback loops set in motion when designing spaces and the objects that fill them. How do our values, beliefs and behaviours influence city design? How does city design influence our values, beliefs…


Images have been playing a big part in our group’s research and design process. We used them when ideating within our initial Miro board, have continued to share more throughout the term and have all curated and created different images as a way of exploring ideas.

A keen photographer, I’ve…


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As a group, one of the first things we started to do when discussing cities and possible futures was to place them within the context of stories. Travel stories, love stories, food stories. The stories we tell about cities help us to tell stories about ourselves, the spaces we inhabit…


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As our group considers creating another video for our final crit (or acting out a live performance), I realise that I haven’t reflected on the video-making we did for the mid-term crit. Around two-thirds of that presentation were about process and how we ended up going in the direction we…


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During week eight of Creativity in Design, Alex said that “the creative process is responsive to the problem/setting/context, not following a recipe.” And that creativity should not only be expressed in the things that result from our process, but be expressed in the process itself, challenging cookie-cutter prescriptions like design…


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Compliments, so they say, are free. But how much are they worth? Being “free” does not diminish their value. A compliment’s value cannot be determined by the compliment giver. Before it is given, it cannot even be determined by the receiver. The value of a compliment, while never linked to…


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For our final crit, Graeme, Jonathan, Nicolai and I chose to role-play a live news segment based on our Library of Human Experiences concept. For this final workbook entry, I want to explain how we came upon that idea and developed it. …

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