So third year has begun and so a new semester of design studies is underway. This year the format is different as we are working in groups of eight made up of student designers from various disciplines such as textiles, jewellery, graphics, product design and IED. I think this will work well as we all are acquiring different ways of thinking and so in turn can bounce various ideas of each other and learn from each other.
Assignment one consists of each person taking a topic to research from a list we were given. To give you a flavour of these, the topics my group is researching are; branding, consumer culture, corporate identity, education, mass production, green wash, population overshoot and how these all relate to design . The aim of this research is to create a report which will eventually turn into a wikipedia entry.