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My brief (in development)

WHAT?

-HONESTY

-RELIGION – CHRISTIANITY

-FRIENDSHIP

-LOYALTY

-TIME

-LIFE

-PURPOSE

-DEATH

-VALUE

-RULES

-LIMITS

-FAITH

-MISTAKES

-SOUND

-QUESTIONS

-ANSWERS

-SOLUTIONS

-DETAILS

-BEGINNINGS

-ENDS

-LOST

-CHANGE

-CLONES

-CONFORMING

-LIES

-TESTS

– THOUGHTS

-SECRETS

-DECEPTION

-LESSONS

-MYTHS

-NOTHING

-EVERYTHING

-COMMUNICATION

-COMMUNITY

-LAW

-CONTROL

-SIGNS

-HOPE

-LOVE

-HATE

-BRANDS

-MEMORIES

-MONEY

-VALUE

-BOUNDARIES

-PHOTOGRAPHY

-MEANING

-COMFORT

-SECURITY

-CONTAGIOUS

-VIRAL

-INFECTED

-OBSESSIONS

– PAIN

-CAPTURE

-HOPE

-HAPPINESS

-POSITIVE

-NEGATIVE

-GRATEFULNESS

I narrowed this down to my favourite subjects….

– CHRISTIANITY -LIMITS- COMFORT-HOPE-GRATEFULNESS

SO I have decided that the subject I am going to do my project on is…..COMFORT

WHY?– questions

What would you say comfort is?

Do you think actions speak louder than words?

How do you break out of a Comfort zone? – limitations

Why do people need comforting?

Do Facebook status’s feed people seeking comfort/attention?

What happens in the comfort zone?

What can happen out of the comfort zone?

Can clingy parenting affect the way people seek comfort?

Is Psychological and Physical comfort connected?

When in need of comfort do actions speak louder than words?

The benefits and effects of comfort how mollycoddling can effect people and make them too dependant comfort seeking. Look at how discomfort can bring adversity and growth.

Does comfort have it limits? How long does comfort last?

How? – Skills required / Strategy 

Skills I will use are Photoshop,Illustrator, Papercutting, Packaging.

Areas to look into

-Psychological and physical comfort.

-How people are comforted.

-If when in need of comfort actions speak louder than words.

-Comfort Zone

-Comfort eating

-Mollycoddling

-Discomfort

Who?

The target audience age range is 13-50. It is targeted at teens, students and parents. It will reach this audience by being a helpful guide educating them on comfort.

Where? 

It will be on display in a small local gallery. The Audience will be able to interact with the work therefore they will be able to spend a while looking/interacting with the work. A similar site is the Site Gallery in Sheffield.

Research Techniques 

I will look and gather information from psychological studies as well as surveys and interviews as well as other research methods. Existing work that relates to mine is Jessica Hagy’s work. My work will be focusing on the Social side of PEST.

RESEARCH

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CONCEPT MAP

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Why you have to be comforted

  1. Grief
  2. Death
  3. Pain
  4. Shock
  5. Lonely
  6. Scared
  7. Sad
  8. Angry
  9. Worried/Anxious

10. Accident

11. Bad news

12. Build up/Overload

How to comfort someone

  1. Listen
  2. Hug
  3. Be there
  4. Friendship
  5. Offer to help
  6. Be understanding
  7. Sympathise
  8. Be compassionate
  9. Don’t judge

10. Don’t blame

11. Put yourself in their place

12. Spend time with them

13. Be supportive

14. Love

15. Positivity

16. Be calm

17. Talk

18. Empathy

Signs people might be in discomfort

  1. Stressed
  2. Tearful
  3. Angry
  4. Confused
  5. Jumpy
  6. Facial emotions
  7. Tone of voice
  8. Facebook status

Things you can get comfort from

  1. Smells
  2. Home
  3. Friends
  4. Family
  5. Toys
  6. Memories
  7. Belongings
  8. Clothes
  9. Softness

10. Warmth

11. Hugs

12. Places

13. Food

You get comfort from neural connections made earlier in life, for instance when you are hugged it reminds you of being held as a baby, it is these events that remind you of previously comforting events, and we build up a library of comforting things.

Fenced in, boundaries, contained, boxed in, thinking outside the box.

If you are always in the box you wont see the outside of the box.

You don’t get comfort from people saying things and then letting you down.

MIND-MAPPING AND LISTS

Jessica Hagy

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HAGY, Jessica (2010). Stretching is good stuff. [online]. Last accessed 11th march 2014 at: http://thisisindexed.com/2010/11/stretching-is-good-stuff/

Leap

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FELDT, David (2013). Taking that leap of faith out of one’s comfort. [online]. Last accessed 11th march 2014 at: http://davidfeldt.com/taking-that-leap-of-faith-out-of-ones-comfort-zone/

No Box

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UNICEF (2013). Innovation versus an intern’s comfort zone[online]. Last accessed 11th march 2014 at: http://unicefstories.org/2013/10/07/innovation-versus-an-interns-comfort-zone/

comfort zone

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VELLA, Dean (2012). Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Get Ahead in Your Career. [online]. Last accessed 11th march 2014 at: http://corporatelifecoach.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/get-out-of-your-comfort-zone-and-get.html

Goldfish

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BENNETT, Jennifer (2013). Get Out of Your Comfort Zone. [online]. Last accessed 11th march 2014 at: http://www.foreverwriters.com/2013/09/27/get-out-of-your-comfort-zone/

Dominic Wilcox

“I spend most of my time attempting to reveal the hidden surprises which are embedded within the banal, everyday things that surround us.”

values
The quotidian / everyday
Using design to speak about human behaviours
The mediating nature of objects and behaviour
Independent (not fitting in convenient labels
of practice)
Disruptive power of design (objects that make us think)
Humour
The line between usefulness and uselessness
research methodologies
Creativity/creative process
Ethnography
Thinking through making
Edward De Bono
Dunne & Raby
Ron Arad
context
social/technological/economic/ political
Social
Technological
opportunities
creative intervention of
everyday behaviour and
objects that surround us

Comfort (fabric softener)

Comfort fabric conditioner helps you and your loved ones feel cared for every day.

Comfort does not only provide exceptional softness and fantastic fragrances; using Comfort in every wash leaves clothes feeling soft and gentle on your skin, helps your clothes to breathe and protects the colours of clothes. It also helps to keep clothes looking newer for longer, and after washing it speeds drying times and helps make ironing easier.

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http://www.unilever.co.uk/brands-in-action/detail/Comfort/298174/

The company who made Comfort fabric softener have been very clever with their wording as many words relate to the theme of comfort (it’s like subliminal messaging you don’t realise till you look at it for a while) I’ll break it down how each word relates.

helps you–  When you are in need of comfort (in discomfort) you want people to help you.

loved- When you are in need of comfort (in discomfort) you want to feel loved.

feel cared for- When you are in need of comfort (in discomfort) you want to feel cared for.

provide- When you are in your comfort zone you have security and things are provided for you.

softness- When you are in need of comfort (in discomfort) people often use soft objects, blankets, bedding, soft toys etc.

fragrances- When you are in need of comfort (in discomfort) smells remind people of places for eg home.

gentle- When you in need of comfort (in discomfort) people feel fragile and need others to be gentle with them

The idea of finding comfort in objects.

Bible comfort

People can find comfort in religion:

Isaiah 41:10- So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

John 16:33-“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Romans 8:28- And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4-Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

Philippians 4:6- Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Hebrews 13:5-Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Philippians 4:13-I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Proverbs 19:21-Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

Proverbs 20:24- A person’s steps are directed by the Lord.
How then can anyone understand their own way?

Joshua 1:9-Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Jeremiah 29:11-“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Psalms 46:1- God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.

BRIEF

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ACTION PLAN

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Manifesto

VALUES

We were put in groups and told to write a list of things that we love, I found that I love many things.

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We then made other list to do with loves and hates specifically as a graphic designer. These were my top 5.

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We were given these sheets in a session with the brief bits of information on each category we were asked to number them from 1-10 1-being the most important and 10- being the least important.

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We were then given this sheet which broke down each category and showed each of there main characteristics. This made  it a lot clearer for me and suddenly my number were changing around as these characteristics brought a different meaning to each category.

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We could then use the chart to see which group we would fit into. It was all very interesting.

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So I started to make a list of questions I was inspired to do so by a power-point I was shown that included Thomas Heatherwick’s work and the way he asked the question ‘What if’. So I started writing a question and then another question would pop into my head.

Thomas Heatherwick asked what If two ends of a bridge could touch and then made an amazing bridge that did that, if he never asked the question he would have never explored it and found a way for it to happen.

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QUESTIONS

What If?

What are grades? A piece of paper? Do they matter now?

Do you own your own devices or do they own you?

Where do you put your time?

Is time precious?

If you had one day left to live what would you do? Where would you go? Who would you spend it with?

Do you value life?

What’s your purpose?

Limits- Do you limit yourself? What are your limitations? What are limitations? Who puts limits in place?

Why are there rules? Rule breakers? Actions have consequences?

Actions affecting people. Pay it forward. What if everyone did something nice for someone?

Christian Values- 10 Commandments, Rules or guidelines? Helpful or restricting? Free will or control. Jesus vs Religion. Stereotypes? Sinner vs Saint? Good vs Evil? Heaven vs Hell?

Is a mistake really a mistake?

What if there was no sound?

What if there were only questions and no answers?

What if there was no solution?

Why do we need details?

If there is a beginning does there have to be an end?

What if you wrote with paper instead of a pen?

What if communication was lost or taken away?

What if nothing ever changed?

What if we were all the same?

What happens when people ask the right questions?

What happens when people ask the wrong questions?

What if nobody asked anything?

What if we are being told lies?

What if rules are just a test?

What if life is just a test?

What if people could see what you are thinking?

What if people knew your secrets?

Deception?

What’s the thing in ‘nothing’?

What if death didn’t kill you?

What if people never learnt from lessons?

What if people told you how they really felt instead of the british “I’m Fine”

What if procrastination didn’t exist?

What if luck is a myth?

What is good?

What is bad?

What is nothing?

What is everything?

Who are you designing for/ against?

How can I contribute as a designer?

What ids my intent?

Not just talking about it but making it, putting thoughts into paper cutting thoughts out of paper.

creating possibilities.

design creating emotion

making people think differently.

I like the questions but still not sure what I could do with them or how they could be a part of my manifesto or if they could be a part of it?

PAPER CUTTING MANIFESTO 

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I really enjoy paper cutting so I was going to base my manifesto things like –

What if you wrote with paper instead of a pen? And cutting thoughts out of paper. I then had the idea of using the phrase cut it out and it could have a double meaning and I found the thought of that really interesting. But then I spoke to Joanna about it and she was like but cut what out? And I was like hmmm paper? And something else but I don’t know what… I had to think about it for a while but then I cam up with some other things you could cut out…

–       Paper

–       Attitude

–       Anything

–       Everything

–       What you do/don’t need

–       Words

Turns out you can cut out a lot of things and the list could go on. I left the options including open ones like anything and everything because I don’t want to take the decision into my own hands and just put my own opinion because there are lots of opinions at then end of the day there wouldn’t be a wrong or specifically right answer if you get what I’m saying? So yeah Cut it out! haha

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She did a theory based vis com course. She says she designs with a purpose and there has to be a meaning. She applies practical to theory. The manifesto is dead. Can theory and practice work together? Her definition of a Manifesto- feeds into public and public feeds into manifesto. I find this important as although my manifesto is about me it need to be able to build a connection to other people. What is the use if it means something to me and nothing to anybody else? What is the point if only I can understand it?  If only I understand then surely it should just be kept to myself? But at the same time if you work has no meaning to you how can others find meaning in it? I want people to be able to connect with my work as much as I do, to get something from it or to be a part of it. Its finding the right balance of give and take. She says a manifesto is a public declaration and it uses strong language to evoke change. A manifesto addresses wider issues and is a documentation of ideology.  She said “the author should be taken out of the writing so the writing speaks for itself.” I think this is important that it speaks for itself without needing to be thoroughly explained.  To manifest is to break out.

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 MINI TUTORIAL AND NEW IDEAS

I spoke to James about my questions and he said he really liked them and that my manifesto could just be all the questions.  I then started thinking about the question idea.

Here are some of my thoughts

– Thinking about questions people don’t really ask.

-Formats where questions might exist

-Questionnaires -Q+A cards -Quiz’s -Games/Trivia -Game shows- Blankety Blank, Family fortunes, Weakest Link -Jokes

– The idea of a game with no winner.

-Other people deciding on the answers.

-Filling in the blanks?

Having different options/ Having a choice.

A

B

C

D

OR

1

2

3

4

Tick boxes []  []   []  []  []  []

Yes or No?

✓  or   ✗

THOUGHTS FOR FINAL IDEA

Then I had the idea of what if a question only led to another question and not an answer?

So I decided to add more questions to my list of questions.

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Then I had a group tutorial and I got some really good suggestions and ideas from that.

Idea 1– a question box with question cards that are double sided (question leading to another question) I really like this idea because the cards could be reused and the order of the cards can be changed. This means that the questions could go on forever and I like the idea of that.

Brian Eno- Oblique Strategies

The Oblique Strategies are a selection of over 100 cards that pose dilemmas. These cards were produced through thinking about approaches to Brian Eno’s and Peter Schmidt’s own work as artist and musician.

The Oblique Strategies used to only come as a deck of cards in a small black box but now you can access digital versions.

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“These cards evolved from our separate working procedures. It was one of the many cases during the friendship that he [Peter Schmidt] and I where we arrived at a working position at almost exactly the same time and almost in exactly the same words. There were times when we hadn’t seen each other for a few months at a time sometimes, and upon re-meeting or exchanging letters, we would find that we were in the same intellectual position – which was quite different from the one we’d been in prior to that.

The Oblique Strategies evolved from me being in a number of working situations when the panic of the situation – particularly in studios – tended to make me quickly forget that there were others ways of working and that there were tangential ways of attacking problems that were in many senses more interesting than the direct head-on approach. If you’re in a panic, you tend to take the head-on approach because it seems to be the one that’s going to yield the best results Of course, that often isn’t the case – it’s just the most obvious and – apparently – reliable method. The function of the Oblique Strategies was, initially, to serve as a series of prompts which said, “Don’t forget that you could adopt *this* attitude,” or “Don’t forget you could adopt *that* attitude.” Brian Eno

Idea 2-  Magazine question diagram for eg. What type of person are you? You follow the diagram down answering yes or no but the chart that leads to no answer. It would mean it would be in a form and be less of a mess.

I came across this cool yes or no chart which challenges the idea of if you should work for free or not. I found this really interesting and had a go at doing it for a laugh.

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http://shouldiworkforfree.com/

Advice- Don’t make it too complex.

THOUGHTS

What? Why? How? Who? Where?

Never stop asking questions.

Sometimes you need to just stop and ask questions. Stop to think. Sometimes there are many answers to find other times the answer cannot be found… In the end you are always left with your own opinion, which is unique.

Sometimes its best to ask the simple questions.

Asking not what should be but what could be.

Encouraging childlike curiosity. Looking at things from a child’s perspective.

Maybe it’s just as fun not knowing the answers….. And just asking the questions?

Question everything- don’t rely on the facts.

The question what if? Adds value through creative thinking. It’s thought provoking, questioning and childlike.

“Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.” Charles Eames

QUESTIONS PART 2

I kept writing and everyday I would think of some more questions to add to my list. Now I am left with 103 questions… I was going to do 100 but then I thought nah that’s too normal, I’ll be a bit different.

  1. What If?
  2. What are grades?
  3. Are grades just a piece of paper?
  4. Do grades matter now?
  5. Do you own your own devices or do they own you?
  6. Where do you put your time?
  7. Is time precious?
  8. If you had one day left to live what would you do, where would you go and whom would you spend it with?
  9. Do you value life?
  10. What’s your purpose?
  11. Do you limit yourself?
  12. What are your limitations?
  13. What are limitations?
  14. Who puts limits in place?
  15. Why are there rules?
  16. Why are there rule breakers?
  17. What happens when you break the rules?
  18. Do actions have consequences?
  19. What if everyone did something nice for someone?
  20. Are rules or guidelines helpful or restricting?
  21. Is a mistake really a mistake?
  22. What if there was no sound?
  23. What if there were only questions and no answers?
  24. What if there was no solution?
  25. Why do we need details?
  26. If there is a beginning does there have to be an end?
  27. Is the middle the best part of the story?
  28. What if you wrote with paper instead of a pen?
  29. What if communication was lost or taken away?
  30. What if nothing ever changed?
  31. What if we were all the same?
  32. What happens when people ask the right questions?
  33. What happens when people ask the wrong questions?
  34. What if nobody asked anything?
  35. What if we are being told lies?
  36. What if rules are just a test?
  37. What if life is just a test?
  38. What if people could see what you are thinking?
  39. What if people knew your secrets?
  40. What if everything was simple?
  41. What’s the thing in ‘nothing’?
  42. What if death didn’t kill you?
  43. What if people never learnt from lessons?
  44. What if people told you how they really felt instead of the british “I’m Fine”
  45. What if procrastination didn’t exist?
  46. What if luck is a myth?
  47. What is good?
  48. What is bad?
  49. What is nothing?
  50. What is everything?
  51. Who are you designing for/ against?
  52. How can I contribute as a designer?
  53. What is my intent?
  54. Can design create possibilities?
  55. Can design create emotion?
  56. Can you make people think differently?
  57. What would you risk your life for?
  58. What if the dots never connected? –  Inspired by Charles Eames “Eventually everything connects- people, ideas, objects. The quality of connections is key per se.”
  59. Cut it out?
  60. Where would you rather be?
  61. Where are you going?
  62. Where have you been?
  63. Where are you now?
  64. What if you can change your future?
  65. What if you can change the future?
  66. Can you make a difference?
  67. Will you make a difference?
  68. What if dreams do come true?
  69. What if seeing is believing?
  70. What if seeing isn’t believe?
  71. If you couldn’t see what would you believe?
  72. What if all problems were unsolvable?
  73. What if every meaning was hidden?
  74. What does meaning mean?
  75. What if there is no meaning?
  76. Would puzzles be fun if you knew all the answers?
  77. How can you work things out?
  78. What if you always avoided questions?
  79. What if there is another way to look at things?
  80. What if you turned things upside-down?
  81. What happens when you flip things over?
  82. What if theory didn’t explain?
  83. What if you don’t connect?
  84. What if the connection is lost?
  85. What if everyone agreed?
  86. What if everyone had the same opinion?
  87. What if adverts didn’t advertise?
  88. What if posters didn’t go on posts?
  89. What if photos were never taken?
  90. What if printers didn’t print?
  91. What if designers didn’t design?
  92. What if artists didn’t make art?
  93. What if reality isn’t real?
  94. What if there is no point?
  95. Why does a pullet have a point?!?
  96. When the point is taken why are you left with a line?
  97. Is it more dangerous to think inside the box?
  98. What happens when you think outside the box?
  99. Why do children always ask why?
  100. Is solving a brief answering a question?
  101. What does anything mean if it has no meaning?
  102. If you could ask one question what would it be?
  103. Why are there 103 questions?

I finished the question with question 103 and three because I thought it was important to question why I was questioning.

DADA MANIFESTO

TRISTAN TZARA “Dada Manifesto 1918”

I have taken out what I found some of the key/most interesting bits of this manifesto.

“And so Dada was born of a need for independence, of distrust toward unity. Those who are with us preserve their freedom. We recognize no theory.”

I find it interesting that they recognize no theory it was all about breaking the rules and that’s kind of what I’m trying to do with the question cards with them having no answers.

“Philosophy is the question: from which side shall we look at life, God, the idea or other phenomena. Everything one looks at is false. I do not consider the relative result more important than the choice between cake and cherries after dinner. The system of quickly looking at the other side of a thing in order to impose your opinion indirectly is called dialectics, in other words, haggling over the spirit of fried potatoes while dancing method around it.”

I like how they are questioning things in this manifesto just like I am in mine. Some bits of this manifesto don’t make any sense though like the spirit of the fried potato… what is that about? But I like how it’s saying there are different ways to look at things and that’s how I’d like people to approach the questions.

“There is no ultimate Truth. The dialectic is an amusing mechanism which guides us / in a banal kind of way / to the opinions we had in the first place.”

People are always searching for the truth (the answers) sometimes it’s good to try and figure it out yourself.

“Logic imprisoned by the senses is an organic disease.”

Could people just read the questions without trying to answering them in their head? Because logic tells you to answer the questions. It’s printed into you the whole time you are growing up taking test and answer those questions in order to be graded. People want to try there best. Want to answer the question correctly but with my questions you can’t really be wrong.

The __________ Manifesto. Michael Betancourt, 1996.

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I really like this manifesto as it gives the user an opportunity to input and interact and make it personal to them. It also means that the manifesto continually changes. My manifesto is similar to this as it has gaps, not a physical gap to write down but more of a mental gap in your head that will get you thinking. Using the brain as a tool.

Making Final Manifesto

SHEETS TO PRINT TOGETHER 1+2, 3+4, 5+6, 7+8, 9+10, 11+12, 13+14. DOUBLE SIDED = 7 SHEETS OF PAPER

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I colour coordinated so that each question comes in two’s one question for each side of the card and I wrote which sheet they would be on.

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Testing out different fonts… I decided to go with a new font I downloaded called Sail but I really didn’t like the ? that came with it so I used another font for that.

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Making different backing stamp block like things for the letter Q to be cut out of. I decided to go for the bottom design as it reminded me of a mix between a stamp and a key on a computer. I created the Q myself by cutting and pasting different bits of other Q’s and other shapes and swirls.

Q&a

When I was in New York I purchased a Q&A a day 5 year journal which is awesome! I’m really enjoying filling it in! The border around the edge of this journal inspired the border I made below.

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I wasn’t sure whether I should go for Q&Q so it was like Q&A or just Q on it’s own but when I put my thoughts down to paper I decided that Q looked better and more bold on it’s own.

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The Final Template of the cards.

FINAL MANIFESTO

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Proforma 1

Ideas:

chosen area of investigation / theme

What topical areas are you interested in focusing on?

I have chosen to do my project on the Journey from Cambridge to Sheffield. Not just the specific journey itself in the physical term but also the transition that’s made from one place to the other. Showing and comparing the similarities and difference of each city which I call both “Home”. (From Home to Home). I am really excited about the topic I have chosen as I love both places!

What do you want to know /tell more about?

I want to find out other peoples opinions about each city and see how they stereotype them and what they think the similarities and differences are. I want to compare bits of weather data from each place to see if what people think the weather is like correlates with what it actually is like. I want to show that how sometimes my two worlds come together but sometimes they are far apart.

Looking at weather comparison

An idea is to download lots of sets of data to do with the weather eg. Snow, rainfall, temperature etc. comparing Cambridge to Sheffield with Sheffield numbers of snow and rainfall being higher than Cambridge as its one of the driest places showing in like a graph like format having the Cambridge graph on top of the Sheffield graph. Which may also compare the hilliness of Sheffield on the graph as its more extreme.  I want to display it in lots of different layers and not just have a normal printed out boring graph to display the data to make it more exciting and more relevant. To put the data in perspective. Something you can easily understand, instead of just lots of numbers. Showing my journey from Cambridge to Sheffield.

These are 4 maps showing different     that I got from the Met Office site. They also have lots of sets of data that I could use on there.

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Mean Daily Max Temp                                                  Mean Daily Min Temp

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From just looking at these maps and the area’s that Sheffield and Cambridge are in you can already tell that there will be extreme differences.

Ideas Extended

I thought it would be good to make a list of things I think about each place and different bits within the topic that I might choose to look at.

Things that come to mind when I think of Cambridge

– River Cam    -Punting    -Pretty University     -Flat     -Bikes

-Friends    -Family    -Home    -Expensive    -Dry area      -Lots of Greens

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Things that come to mind when I think of Sheffield

-Peaks      – Hilly     -University (Hallam)     -Uni Friends     -Family

– Home     -Lots of rain     -Cold     -Industry      -Countryside

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-Friends and Family.

-Its good to run on Flat ground.

-It’s nice to ride your bike around.

Negatives about Cambridge

-Expensive Bus Prices.

-Expensive Parking.

-Generally Expensive.

-Can’t walk into town from where I live.

Positives about Sheffieldpeaks

-Cheap Bus Prices.

-Cheaper Parking.

-Nice places to go for walks (peaks).

-You can walk to most places.

Negatives about Sheffield

-The hills put me off running.

-I didn’t bring my bike up because I don’t think I could manage the hills.

-I don’t understand somethings people say.

Thinking about Stereotypes what people think about each place, the difference in Language and culture. For example Yorkshire Dialect/slang that I had never heard before and people generally being more friendly up north. An Idea- Could have like a translation piece Yorkshire Dialect explained?

I’d like to look at comparing the weather as I have heard that East Anglia is the driest place in the UK and it seems to rain a lot more in Sheffield. I’d like to gather opinions from people to see which they think has the most rainfall and then collect actual data to find out that true facts.

Change of Ideas

When I was writing my Ideas up about walking and my foot journey I suddenly had a thought about how when I’m at home (in Cambridge) walking the ground is very flat and when I’m in Sheffield going up and down all the hills.  So I quickly visualized this…ImageI then realized that there was a big contrast that was made even more clear by me visualizing it the walking at home and in Sheffield were completely different lines. I though about laying the lines on top of each other to show the contrast. This is when I got the idea to still continue to look at journeys, but instead to look at my journey from Cambridge to Sheffield. Showing the differences and similarities and things I have to adjust to when going two and from these two places that I now see as “Home”. From Home to Home (thinking that could be my title for this project) I want to look at what I see as the positives and negatives of both places both from my personal opinion from living in both places and from other peoples opinions. I want to compare my findings and show correlations and contrasts in a different way. I want to see if what people think about the place is necessarily true for example what people think about the weather compared to weather statistics (informing people of correct facts).