COMM 2 STUDENTS, THIS IS FOR YOU!
Good morning everyone, As you can see I’m having breakfast as I write this (Elixir Cafe on 15th street, check it out), and I thought I’d take the time to update you on my thoughts about our abbreviated class last night, and also remind about what we will need to have ready for next week.
I’m pleased with everyone’s ideas that were presented last night. Some really interesting stuff! I urge you to push those ideas further through the Research process. Remember the purpose of the first few phases of design thinking is to get as far as you can and generate multiple options without finalizing anything too quickly. Let your ideas take their course and take you places you couldn’t have imagined at the outset.
For next week be sure to:
- Answer all of the points under research in the syllabus for each of your group and individual projects.
- You will need to assemble a fair amount of research about these problems. There is plenty you can do online and in a library. I want to see copies from books, photos, photos etc. you want to learn as much about this topics as possible. Just s few short notes is not enough. Dig deep!
- Make sure you talk to someone who has first hand experience with your topics. This is a key source of inspiration and insight.
-Put all of this stuff on Tumblr.
- You will need to read the next two chapters of Imaginary Cities, and pages 12-51 in BMG. Write 200 words about each on tumblr.
- Don’t forget to comment on at least two of your classmates posts. You must say more than “I like this” or “cool”. Give reasons for your thoughts and criticisms, explain why you feel the way you do.
-This coming Monday we will choose a final topic, and move onto the ideation phase. Start thinking about how you will create a comprehensive, multi-part body of work a that addresses your problem.
-Also be sure to review the updated syllabus.
Here is a great video about how Amsterdam solved the cycling in the city issue. Certainly relevant for a few of your projects. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuBdf9jYj7o&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Also some imaginative ways people have transformed their cities: http://popupcity.net/2012/01/trend-10-urbanism-made-to-like/
This is also of importance: http://glimmersite.com/2009/07/28/bruce-maus-incomplete-manifesto-for-growth/bruce-mau/
Enjoy the week!