S: Design Journal
FC: Design Journal | By: Rebecca Hannaford
1: Design Is...
2: Identifying an issue | Structural issues caused this magazine rack to be unusable. | Solution: Glue the spokes in the correct holes
3: Brainstorming Different Solutions | Lack of space for books and miscellaneous in the apartment. | Solution: By using decorations and other books as book ends, the books stayed together and the memory board was held against the wall.
4: Knowing Your Audience | Developers in Delaware went behind the backs of the New Castle County Government by making this hotel a story taller than agreed. It was never allowed to open as an example against corruption | Solution: After 10 years of litigation the hotel has been able to open with an unusable floor. This could've been avoided by the developers by listening to the restrictions.
5: Not Being Afraid to Try Unusual Solutions | When designing or writing anything, there will be a point where you can't move forward because you become fixated on one component as opposed to seeing the big picture. | Poke Doll | The best advice I've ever been given has been that when you get stuck try throwing a "Poke Doll" or ridiculous placeholder idea that will allow you to move on
6: Communicating Effectively | In many formats, there is limited room to make as strong an impact as possible and still cover necessary information | What's effective about this layout, and this card, is that it's simple and easily read, but it still makes an impact
7: Constantly Improving | In Interpreting Lit 299, the class suffered from organizational issues in our papers. | My professor assigned a project where for each paragraph in the paper we wrote a topic sentence and then wrote transitional sentences that connected them. It was designed to draw attention to where our papers didn't flow, and perfectly fit the the needs of the class.