Time is ticking. After the presentation on Tuesday I realized we already studied in Ravensbourne for 3 months, and now we are having quite a lot of projects and documents to do for our first semester assessment.
Here is my Research Strategy.
What am I going to do for the final project? I really can not tell the answer yet because there are still a lot of fascinating subjects which I need to explore and research on, for example I am really interested in branding, typography, cultural influence on design and second life (virtual space).
The reason why I have he motivation to do a project is my curiosity on how graphic designs can be translate into different aspect such as different language, its semiotics. Graphic design is a bridge that visually link between human kind and creative thoughts.
As I mention before my main key points are cultural influences, branding and typography. In order to find out what are they is to do a textual and visual research.
Reading books will do the main recourses for my research and also Internet is a very powerful tools for finding references and recourses. It will be a good start with put down the key words on the search engine through internet. Those are the secondary research and sometimes if it is relavant to my work, a primary research should have done for a better preliminary research such as survey and interviews.
It is very important to use sketchbook and do a brain storming, to deconstruct and reconstruct the information and ideas. At the same time always refer back to the research that I have done to develop a further depth of analysis.
Basically from now on, I have 3 weeks to finish 4 main objectives. A manifesto poster, a 3rd individual project, 1500 words Learning Log review and 3000 words Individual text(aka literature review).
pretty much this weekend I want to finish my Manifesto and start my 1500 words Learning Log review. Then the next following weeks are basically focus on my 3rd individual project and the Literature review; one week for research and idea development, one week for further development and prototyping, one week for finalizing project work.
Here is a mind map for my manifesto (A very good start! haha!). What I put into this map is all things that I do all that time and also my believes as well. I think from doing this manifesto it helps you think about who you are and also this is a very effective way to show people your personality.