What skills have you developed through this module and how effectively do you think you have applied them?
I feel with this module it has given me the opportunity to develop my research skills, I spent a lot of time researching into my subject before creating my final products, and felt like the initial body of research and original concepts developed extensively from that point. It has highlighted the importance of research to inform design development. I feel throughout this module I have learnt the value of developing a successful concept through workshops and tasks. This has made me think in more detail about my ideas, how well they work and if they could be improved. I tired foiling for the first time in this module which I think worked well with my set of products and is something I would like to use more in the future. I felt this module really allowed me to engage in the subject as I chose it and was allowed to take it further in a direction that I preferred.
What approaches to/methods of design production have you developed and how have they informed your design development process?
I have used different research methods to inform my design direction. I felt the research booklet was a new approach, for me, my project progressed a lot since first creating the research booklet so it was good to look back and see how my research and ideas had developed from the half way point.
I screen printed in this module to design my products for the restaurant area of the hotel, I definitely want to improve my screen printing skills as I feel this is a good way of making a range of products on different materials and products. I enjoyed using a stock that I cant print on in the digital print room which worked well on screen print, range of stock and printing methods is something I want to explore further next time.