Reflecting on 30 Years Mac
Upon completion on this module, I thought I’d reflect on it as a whole regarding how I personally feel it has gone, as opposed to just reflecting on what I have done design-wise and why. For me, this module has been the most successful of the year thus far. The ‘investigation’ part of the brief being the key word, was what encouraged me to work slightly differently from usual, and I feel this has benefitted me greatly and can only mean good things for my future work ethic. I spent much more time on this module researching in great depth, from various different angles. Because of the outcomes we had to produce, I looked much more into what Apple are as a company, their ethics, their history and their demographic. This gave me much more of a context for my work and a stronger starting point that just looking at designers, which I have done in the past. I also continuously researched all the way though, going off on tangents, returning back to points I’ve already looked at at a later date and pushing my ideas further than I have before. For me, this is has been very rewarding for both my work, and knowledge base and has helped me to engage with the brief on a much more personal level, not just academic.
My practical outcomes have been worked on on new-ish software for me. I have been familiar with the Adobe suite for some time now but this time, I have pushed into foreign territory with creating vector imagery and particularly with using animation for the first time. This has not only suited the brief well but has made me think outside of my previous comfort zone. I have felt that to an extent I have been held back with printing resources at times and I struggled to get my final outcome as I wanted because of the difficulties with printing onto card but this is just something to learn from in the future, and I now know to look further a field if something can’t be done to the level I want it to be done on campus.
Overall I’m very pleased with my work for this module, I’ve taken a lot from it and I feel my work both practical and research based have been more indepth than before because of being sure to focus on the word investigation. I will take what I’ve learnt in this to future work.