Culture, Context and Communication.

Once again we touched upon the digital device and further explored the notion of frugal innovation. We opened with this really inspiring video about an Indian corn roaster who grew weary of fanning the corn with his hands; fair enough because it really buggers up your wrists! He wondered how he could change his situation to make his life easier. Using tools and simple methods to which he knew, and voila! Continue reading


Context and Innovation.

After today’s class based around context and innovation, Scott asked us to go away and reflect upon the object to which we had designed for our essays. What is the ideal audience for my object, did I pick it correctly? Well I had created what I called the iTraceLite. Continue reading

Story and genre analysis.

In my previous post about todays class I didn’t get to touch upon what genre is, and how semantic and syntactic meaning/structure comes into play here. Genre is basically a specific category from that of  a literature or artistic background. Certain tropes (themes) run throughout and are associated to any given genre- such as the common horror trope ‘if you have sex you die’ or ‘true love’s kiss’ in the fairytale genre.  Continue reading

‘Design object’ research.

This week for Introduction to Story, classes were not running due to Study Week. Instead, we had the individual choice to come into uni and discuss with Scott about the ins and outs of the ‘Design Object’ essay. I decided to utilise this opportunity and went in to double check what the exact requirements are, in order to gain a more thorough understanding of how I can proceed with my product idea. Seeing as no official tasks were delegated to us, I am going to use this weeks blog space for an area to post any relevant research links/sources for my final essay. Continue reading

My Flag, my story.

My Flag, bg

‘My flag, my story’ is the first In Class Assignment from that of introduction to Story. With this task, we were asked to go away and create a flag that symbolised something of importance to to us. After settling down at home with a good cuppa, I pulled out my sketch book, and was immediately struck with two important ideas. Continue reading