Summarize how and why you organized this Project Output as presented (Reflect on your design, process, method and purpose):
I decided to design this project in a way that we could take advantage of a tool to make our journey and planning as organised as possible. The control sheet enables us to record information individually whenever we like. Understanding our intentions at the onset gave us a clear idea of what we want to achieve and deciding to have a monthly check in with each other gives us a way of making sure our goals and needs are being met.
How did this process go?
The process went very well and we are constantly surprised how much more information can be recorded on a few mind maps and thought showers. They easily show how all of the aspects in front of you can combine and interact together. Sometimes much more effective than any written explantion.
What did you learn?
I learnt that the design process can be effective even on a non land based design and that by following the stages of design interactions between different elements of design become very clear and well understood. I’ve learnt that I don’t want to design every stage of this trip as it will take away a vital need for spontaneity. We are very conscious of this and we will try to be organised without being too planful.
What tools did you use (An explanation of the technical side of creating this project report. What software did you use? What digital literacy was required to put this together)?
I used a mixture of digital photography for extra visual representation, wordpress to display the whole project publically and to blog about our continuing journey, ableton live to create my musical medley and google documents for our control sheet.
Did you find any people or tutorials particularly useful in creating this project report?
I would not have been able to do this design without working with Nina on many areas of the design and understanding our goals and needs together. I took inspiration from my guild and tutor skype meetings
How much time did you spend in creating this project report?
I have worked on this design pretty constantly about 8 to 10 hours a day for more than a week. Writing up the process has taken me around 10 hours and the tasks involved in organising our trip has been integrated into every day too. This design is about how we are living our lives on this journey and so there is no real seperation between design time and life.
How well have did you showcase your learnings in this project report? Would you consider this project report satisfactory if it was prepared by another person?
I feel that I clearly demonstrate the process I have undertaken and will continue to evaluate and tweak this design over the course of our journey
Any final reflections on your pathway integration and development?
I have found this design extremely challenging but very rewarding. It will serve as a great tool to clearly showcase our learning over the course of the journey.
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