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I approach design holistically and with an open-mind, as I enjoy meeting and collaborating with new and interesting people. As I believe in working in a multi-disciplinary environment to seek out innovation and creativity.

Wire > Model Making techniques

We practised this technique, copying from a few line drawings, as this outlines the skeleton of a chair model, which can be made through wire bending and spot welding.

Line drawings page…

My line drawings page (x4)…

Wire Model pictures…

Next, I focused my attention on the body/ skin of a chair model. This is to see how the mechanisms of a large-scale model could fit together and hold a certain weight.

Plane drawings page…

My Plane drawings page (x1)…

Plane Model Pictures…


What do we have in common?

I asked myself the very same questions and found some similarities, that could be key to making a very interesting design. I found the interview very inspiring, the person was intriguing, I just wanted to keep the conversation going as I felt we had a lot in common and I could be inspired by his life and work.

Commonalities Mind Map…


Understanding your Target Market?

On our 1st day we were given a name, a tutor/ other member of staff to interview. This interview allowed me to gain primary research on the target market. I gained a lot from this experience as conducting this kind of research allows me to understand how to use observation techniques better, as well as, preparing questions that will get more detailed answers rather than the yes/ no type. This is known as Qualitative research, a techniques I learnt whilst studying Psychology at A-Level. In-order to organise all of the information that I need, I used the EMPATHY MAP technique. This will allow me to see the connections/ relationships between the information that I collect during my Interview with my chosen member of staff.

Mind Map all layers…

We were encouraged to explore different uses of paper types. Therefore, to break this mind map down, to dissect it I used a layered effect through tracing paper, as it is translucent.

Mind Map layer 1…

SAY, this is what the interviewee said, the facts of the interview not my interpretations of what he was trying to say.

Mind Map Layer 2…

DO, this section outlines the behaviour of my interviewee. Whilst interviewing the member of staff, I have to use observation techniques as well as listening and interpreting what the person is saying. This is where it gets difficult, as I can’t miss a word the interviewee is saying, but I also need to observe their behaviour during the process.

Mind Map layer 3…

THINK, this section is probably the most difficult of them all as I need to interpret what the interviewee is thinking, instead just taking down the facts.

Mind Map layer 4…

FEEL, You can guess quite well what the person maybe thinking as you just need to connect the dots to understand what their feeling. The range of thoughts, words and behaviour allows me to complete this section.

Summary of his Interests Mind Map…

This mind map allows me to discover all the things key to my interviewee’s happiness, their interests, hobbies, inspirations and much more. Next, I want to understand what is important to both my interviewee and I.