Sunday, October 28, 2007

Performace artist visited us

They didn't like the word creativity. The way they worked were like research or investigation, a hunger for getting to more knowledge.
1.Documentarim, journalism as a foudation.Investigating journalism.
2.Koversation, discussion
3.Try to put something in the wrong kontext.
They didn't like the idea of forsing the ideas.The ideas should come from some kind of nessecity.From your curiousity.Listen to yourself and what you are interested in.
They thougt that this was also appliable on the industrial designers way to work.
From this a discussion started about how much fredom you have to put your own thougths and believes into the products you are designing.The designer as a nautral or actor.
I would like to be more of an actor in my projects.That makes it more motivating.But at the same time I would like to have the ability to be neutral when I have to.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Lecture by Erik Lerhdal

Very intresting lecture bu Erik Lerhdal today.I am going to buy his book tomorrow.

From the brainstorming in the beginning

1.Creativity methods
Arbeta i olika miljöer.Storytelling.Relaxation.Intuitive approach.Byta miljö. Library.Look at pictures.Exercising.Watching TV.För och emot.Skething.Observations.Brainstorming.Working in a group.Surfing the internet.Go for al walk.PROTOTYPES.mODELS.tAKL AND DISCUSS WITH OTHERS.Listening to music.Kravspec.Fantasising.LOOK IN YOUR MEMORY.

2.When are methods needed?
When your mind is stuck.When you need more ideas.When you need more extreme ideas.New perspectives.Time limits.Structure.Direction.To create group dynamic.To be able to work togehter.To kickstart a project.

3.Attitudes when creating
Defending your ideas.Playful.Willingness to fight for the ideas.Joy.Possitivness.Reflection.Skeptisism.Openmindness.Share your ideas..Willing to think in new ways.Kindness.Toughness.Not satisfied.Believe that things can be improved.Curisousity.Intrested.Inspired.Passion.Determination.Kill your darlings.Dicipline.Consistency.Stuboorness.CRAZYNESS.Willingness to take risks.Go beyond what is expected.Suprise yourself and others.

The attitudes is one of the things I will remember from this lecture.

At you could find more about his stuff.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sound design

Mycket spännande föreläsning av Natasha ???? som höll på med sound art/sound design/ composition/sound reality/3D sound/sound in space/ambasonics?/ljudinstallationer och konserter
Fick veta mycket både om kreativitet och ljud.Otroligt fokuserad människa med svar på allt.
Gick sen och upplevde hennes installationer på Sleppet. Det var så mycket detaljer i ljudet.Jättehäftigt!

Från föreläsningen:
-Hennes inspirationkällor: Vetenskap, ljud utan bild....
-Sluta aldrig forska.Håll dig uppdaterad för att inte hålla på i samma gamla spår.
-Tänk efter om din idé verkligen är bra.Kom du på den i ett glatt ögonblick och nästa dag kanske den inte är så instrressant.Är idén intressant i långa loppet? Utvärdera dina idéer.
-Måste göra processen för att se om det blev bra.I slutet kan man avgöra och bestämma om man ska behålla eller lämna.Men utan att göra processen hade man aldrig vetat.
-När hon samlar ljud blir 50% planerat och 50% improvisation.
-Sållar ut det som är mest intressant.Kan vara inressant bara för att det inte var det man hade förväntat sig.Men egentligen inte så inressant.Reflektera över varför det är intressant.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Vision-based methodology

Vision-based methodology for collaborative management of
qualitative criteria in design.This was the subject of the day.I actually didn't get much wiser.I thouhgt i was a bit confusing and very abstract.And I had a hard time keeping things apart from echother.But I guess that once you understand the method it's a good way to structure a groups thinking.