… I have completely abandoned this blog. I said to myself, despite my last year of uni coming to an end in a couple of weeks, I would keep this blog up to date with stuff I like, and write to take my mind off uni. Well it turns out there is no time to take my mind off uni, and for the last 2 months, uni and my project have all I thought about.
But now, today, I suddenly realised I am out of the fog that was the stress, anxiety, panic, even more stress, and come out the other end with a project I am actually pleased with. Over the last few months I have written my first design proposal highlighting the areas of my project I am focusing on and what I intended to create, made sheets researching into different design aspects of my project, as well as different technologies I could have used. I spent one month simply researching my project in order to know for certain I was creating a project I knew through and through, and looked into multiple areas which allowed me to make sure I was designing something I was 100% happy with. I planned the making process so I could keep all the areas of the project I was making together, as to not let one area fall back (despite me not liking some parts!) I then I made. I made 2 maps, from scratch. Traced them, scanned them, vectorised them, then designed them. I then designed a brochure for the user to use and visualise their map. I created an animation of the online stage of my project, as well as a working prototype for users to interact with. I then began to film, edit and produce a video showing my project in action, along with 100 words de scripting my project and why I chose my project. I took 500 photos to pick just one photo for my one great image. I am now in the process of bringing it all together for Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Degree Show 2011. Four years of practice has brought me to this stage. Words cannot describe how scared I am, but I feel proud of what I’ve managed to accomplish.
So what is my project I have spent over a year researching and working on? My next post will reveal all! (bet everyone can’t wait…)