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Are you a design student or graduate finding it hard to access or find your place in industry? Well, with over 185,500 design practitioners in the UK alone that’s not surprising!  Not just for graduates, tomorrow night, GSA will be hosting studiounbound, and everyone is invited.

‘Founded in 2009 by University of Dundee Master of Design graduate Lauren Currie, and design writer, consultant and ‘networker extraordinaire’ Kate Andrews, the Studio Unbound is an initiative aiming to introduce students, graduates and educators to the creative power of social media.’

You can view the first studiounbound which took place at Duncan of Jordanstone art college in Dundee, February 2009 below.  Studio Unbound II sees Lauren Currie and myself presenting at the Glasgow School of Art with Kate Andrews joining in via skype.

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As a bit of extra reading you should check out designigniteschange, which challenges students to use design thinking to explore and create solutions for pressing social issues, bringing together creative professionals, high schools, colleges, universtities, mentoring networks and more to help aid this process.

Jonathan Baldwin from Dundee also posted an interesting topic on twitter the other day asking why designers should blog or use twitter.  This is something we will be discussing at studiounbound II, and also playing on one of Jonathon’s results from @Qin_Han about social media becoming a distraction.

‘”Get connected to the real world & real people, although like any social app, it can be distracting if not used properly…”

See you tomorrow, 6pm, Bourdon Lecture Theatre at the Glasgow School of Art or join us on twitter with the tag #studiounbound and follow us live!

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I found the Studio Unbound II event with Sarah, Lauren and Kate interesting. What I found really interesting was the discussion. The nature of service design is to be open and that brings its own challenges. I got thinking about the importance of the personality of the designer. Service design seems to me a process in which the designer can be open about their own personality and that adds to the work that he/she does. In the discussion that we had on Thursday it was clear that there is a need to mix professionalism and personality to do service design properly. I welcome that – all too often work places lead people into a pseudo-professionalism where their personality is hidden and effort is put into preserving a facade. It’s really refreshing to find a process that by its nature looks for people to be real and open and strips away pretense.

Comment by Tony C

@tony C. I can only agree

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