We set off from CSAD at 11 am on Saturday morning all crammed in a mini bus. At 7 pm we reached Glasgow and stopped for dinner. The architecture there was truly beautiful, if only we had longer than an hour and a half to appreciate it.
By 10:30 pm we arrived in Oban, we dropped our stuff off at the hostel and then walked around the area stopping at a local pub on the way (it was packed)!
At 7 am the next day we were off again, ready to board the Ferry to Tiree. We arrived at Tiree at 12:30 pm, and its beautiful scenery was undeniable. We head straight to our home for the next four nights after a quick stop at Co-op, and the views from the house were breathtaking (the picture below shows the view from my bedroom window)!
We headed straight to the Tech Wave after dropping off our things. The first thing I did when I got there was play around with a ‘MakeyMakey’. Using it I made a keyboard our of fruit!
We then ate a roast before being briefed with the task we’ve been giver during out stay. The brief was to revamp and give new purpose to the deteriorating telephone boxes scattered around the island. After being briefed we drove round find the telephone boxes we will be working with and photographing them.
The start of second year was a bit of a shock to the system. I was expecting it to be similar to first year, but they were incomparable. First term of first year we were set multiple one week projects, where as this year we were given a live brief from the BBC which is due to be completed of the 6th December, which really threw us all in the deep end!
We has a choice of two brief, one created by the company Orange box which was to design a ‘height adjustable pull-up work table for soft seating environments’. And the second choice was created by the company Bisley which was a ‘multi functional storage unit to fit and adapt within the Bisley range’.
It seemed that the majority of the class new straight away which brief they were going to continue doing, which made me feel lost since I was completely unsure. Although, The benefit of not knowing my preference meant that when continuing research into both brands, I was completely open minded.
I have now finished the research process, and at this current moment I am leaning more towards the Bisley brief. Personally, I think I could have more fun with this brief and would like to try and apply a ‘Memphis Group’ like style to my design.
I am excited to start designing this week, but I also excited to be going on a last minute trip to Tiree with the University getting involved in the ‘Tiree Tech Wave’! As excited as I am, I am also very nervous, being the only second year Product Designers going, but I did not want to allow that tot stop me. So far I have not gotten to know third year Product Design so well, so this will be a great opportunity to do so, and learn from those who are further on in their education process.