This semester was about discovering what design research is, and exploring what it is like to build spatial installations. I placed doing alongside thinking, and through this thinking through making approach, managed to get a lot of physical work done. I want to keep this attitude with me in my next project, where I will try and combine spatial installations with meaningful solutions for societal and cultural issues.
Hopefully, during this semester, I will be able to largely build my FMP proposal and find an appropriate expert and coach to help me guide in what direction I might take for my final project. During this semester, I would also like to evaluate my iterations more, by reflecting through the use of videos. This tool will hopefully give me better realizations of what I am doing on an abstract level, and how I can tie my learning and project activities together better.
F U T U R E
nicky liebregts / 2015
Building towards Expertise
I want to keep on developing several competencies to a level of expertise. Through the making of social platforms, I hope to grow in User Focus and Perspective and Social Cultural Awareness. By involving the user more and more into iterations of my design and exploring their cultural and societal background, I hope to find relevant learning goals for me to improve these competenciess. My next project is a design project, in which I will be able to focus more on the development of my Ideas & Concept competency.
Reflection and Presentation
During the next semester, I want to keep on doing small iterations in my design process, but this time taking more effort in their evaluation and documentation. I hope this will also show in the way I present my designs to professionals and experts.
Finding an FMP project / client
At the end of the next semester, I will start my Final Master Project. I would like to prepare myself by slowly building my proposal throughout next semester. By perhaps finding a relevant client, I can make my proposal more concrete.