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Comic Life in the workshop

10:45 pm on the 5th of February, 2009

One of my 3rd year Craft and Design pupils has been in a sling recently and unable to do most of the normal work, we’ve been designing and making a small trinket box in the last few weeks so I’ve had him taking photos of the class’s progress. Soon he will be putting these images together into a Comic Life strip. I’ve not got him onto that stage just yet – snow impedes progress! – but I’ve had a little play with Comic Life tonight with his images. I wanted just to show what’s possible but without stealing his thunder too much, so rather than publishing it on their class blog I thought I’d put it here (under the banner of sharing resources!).
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I’ve also been playing with Animoto again, still waiting for my education key so still limited to 30s videos, here’s one I made last night…

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What is Design?

7:24 pm on the 9th of September, 2008

What does design mean to you?I’ve got a big poster in my room which is almost entirely blank, I’m going to use it with my S3 Craft and Design class on Thursday. The only things on it are big black letters spelling out “Design is…” Onto this sheet I’m going to ask my class to each stick a post-it with a few words, or a picture, explaining what they think design is and why it is important. I am secretly hoping that one of them will write ‘everything’ but I don’t hold out much hope!

Anyway, serendipity struck tonight. Just after looking through “Thirst” on slideshare (via Ollie) one of the recommended shows was called … you guessed it “Design is Everything“. It is perhaps a little above S3 level but it has plenty of talking points and I may try to get a modified version made up – or even better get my class to do one.

I’d like to see what design means to other people too, so on flickr I’ve put a similar image to my poster. I’d like you to add a note to the image and add a few words, just like my pupils will be doing with post-its. Here’s the link.

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