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Design II Week 4 Notes

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Introduction to Visual Arts
dindy reich
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Date Created: 02/19/16
Design Week 4 Notes Problem Seeking  Great ideas can come from: turning everyday objects into new things, taking inspiration from nature, observing cultural history, and objects found in museums. Vocabulary: Convergent thinking: linear progression; going for a goal that you’ve already thought about; focused Divergent thinking: involves an unpredictable process; very broad thinking involved that is thought of as “open-ended” Brainstorming: important for convergent and divergent thinking; a number of techniques that help you explore different ideas when going through the design process Here are four ways to brainstorm ideas o Make a list of all the things that come to your mind when you think of your design o Use a thesaurus to develop an idea and realize its potential o Try to find the connections between your ideas and research; don’t allow an idea to “starve”, feed it by connecting other ideas to it and trying to make it all a success! o Keep a sketchbook of all your ideas and refer to everything you’ve recorded when you need info or inspiration; this can help improve your work and thought process Maquette: a 3D sketch Model: a small version of a big design Prototype: has a lot of room for improvement but serves as a fully functional “test” The basic steps to convergent thinking (think PROSE) o Identify a Problem o Go do your Research o Choose on your Objective o Figure out a Strategy o Execute it o Evaluate what you came up with  A good problem needs to be important, considerate of the issues of society, easy to understand, free of restrictions, and original.  Use visual an verbal research to develop your ideas  Expanding you interests is a great way to become a better artist The design process can be narrowed down to four basic steps: o What is it that we want to achieve? o What designs that are already around resemble the design we want? o What sets our designs apart from the designs that already exist? o How to we put our new designs and the most influential designs of the past together?


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