IDEA9106 Design Thinking

Design is a state of mind




How did thinking in terms of shots and scenes influence your approach to communicating your design concept?

Thinking in terms of shots and scenes not only brings our thinking into a visual dimension, but also makes us thinks the possibility it might be while engaging with scenarios we built from the design concept. Giving the character identities, thinking about how they going to use the design, what problem they could be facing. Then summarise each piece of data created, thinking what is the best capture to deliver the message of our design to potential users.

What motivated your choice of storyline structure? Can you think of an exemplar from a film that uses the same structure?

The storyline structure is inspired by American comic. Films based on DC Comics or Marvel Comics will make an excellent exemplar in this case.

What choices did you make about audience and style? Were they related?

Yes, our initial concept has higher chance to be accept by people who into Sci-Fi movies or relating comics. In order to bring audiences’ perspective into the story as they are experiencing, dynamic changes of shots and humour factor might create unexpected surprises.



How is this technique different to the traditional note taking?

“In all probability, humans will never write as fast as we talk”[1]. Sketchnoting solved the fact that we generally can’t scribe as fast as we speak. In a very attractive way, Sketchnoting can arrest attention, provide a contrast and elucidate points. It can be seeing as a plug-in for traditional noting skill, the extends turn things you have taken into a story, a journey lead by your thinking and connect each puzzle which make reader easier to memorize or recap the key elements.

How does this visual approach facilitate communication of your ideas? Conversely, how does it prevent it?

From my perspective, the visual image can give reader a very strong concept of the content. It may base on the understanding of the meaning of sketches, but strong visual content is a great way to make a first impression. Besides with certain amount of text which gives more information in detail really makes the representation of ideas much more compact.

Personal challenges as a sketchnoter.

I personally lack of practice on drawing skill. Sometimes I try to add more detail to my drawing the outcome confuse reader or even myself when I recap things I sketched. Also it can be extremely emotional or the use of personal icon that other people won’t understand.



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