Above: The design 99% finished (Source: Riley Hodgetts, 2016)
From my last post Shane suggested I wasn’t making much progress with my design, which I agree with, so I diverted my focus from the analysis to the visual to try and get further along for this week’s post.
Week 8: Interaction Design
The learning materials for week 8 spoke of design and its role in addressing social innovation and building a sustainable and resilient culture. Without knowing I had addressed this concept weeks ago under my “What are the benefits?” heading where I discussed how design can be used to incorporate the creator’s ethics, amongst other things, in their work in PR. Ethics in design is explored deeper in Bradley’s 2010 article where they ask the question “Would you take on a client who’s business you(r) were morally opposed to?”.
Week 9: Playing well with others: designing and working in teams
Every assignment in this unit has been classed “individual” work, however the collaborative nature of this assignment has felt like I have been working collaboratively with a small circle of classmates whom have been giving each other consistent feedback after every blog post. This feedback, in conjunction with Shane’s comments, has helped me thing deeper about my design with each passing week.
Week 10: What is good design?
This week’s learning materials allowed me to assess the almost finished product I have created under these points:
- functionality – works efficiently
- aesthetically pleasing
- user friendly
- ground breaking – sets a new standard for the future.
I would say my design satisfies all but the final dot point, as brochures aren’t a new concept.
Bradley, S. (2010), Are You An Ethical Designer?, viewed 24/1/16 http://vanseodesign.com/web-design/ethical-designer/