Filed under: interesting, work | Tags: art, design, drummond, glasgow, guardian, media, Mypolice, news, police, press, sarah, school
Funny old thing, media. The last year has seen me and various projects/partner in crime feature in articles amongst some pretty big names like the BBC, Herald, Guardian. On Wednesday this week, nothing could quite prepare me for the shock I got when I opened the Society pages of the Guardian and saw my face (a very large face) looking back at me.
Thanks to Gordon Cairns who wrote it, I was pleased with it and picked up on all the right things I wanted to get across about Mypolice. However, I have learned to not let your friends govern your ‘interests’ but for the record I am actually fascinated by zombies and romero classics, and through being featured here have made friends with zombie escape plan on twitter.
“A career in product design may not seem an obvious choice for someone who wants to do something for the benefit of others – “to make a dent in the world, to make things a little better”. She admits that it wasn’t even clear to herself why she should have chosen design rather than, say, education, law or politics, until a recent conversation with a student. “She said that to do a degree in politics and economics was just regurgitating theory, but by going into the creative industries you are allowed to be creative about your solutions to these problems,” Drummond recalls.”
If you can get hold of Wednesday’s paper, do, it will make you chuckle. I am sultry, I am pensive and I am, in the words of Mike Press, somewhat alike to the Nescafe Gold woman.
Filed under: inspiration, Masters in Design Innovation, service design | Tags: design, fun, glasgow, gsa, kucha, pecha, people, presentation, service
A short post to say thank you to everyone who came along to the Pecha Kucha event at the Glasgow School of art. Not an official PK, so now nicknamed Peacky Keachy, it was a free event with the goal of encouraging cross departmental discussion and way to highlight all the great work that’s been done around the school.
My favourite thing someone said to me afterwards was I didn’t know service design existed. They did however, see a way we could work together, so I feel the event did it’s job and lots of interesting discussion followed. My Peachy Keachy followed the theme of ‘what the hell happened in the last ten months?’. I started with a picture of my graduation party when I delivered boxes of pink ‘free’ donated drink for our degree show to revellers on the street. Following through with what service design is (in about 20 seconds) to Snook and Mypolice.
Thanks again to all the speakers, you were all fantastic.
And to round off, we will run another one. We had quite a few people approach us and ask if they could do one next time round. Perfect!
Hats off to Neil Mcguire and Christine Kinnear who presented but were involved in the planning, (and mega last minute rush) to pull everything together. For a good write up of the event, check out Christina’s blog.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: blog, bus, commute, commuter, cycle, cycling, design, designer, edinburgh, glasgow, journey, mind map, project, public, service, station, train
So the new project started today. Throwing myself completely into it as I have set meetings up for the other project in a couple of weeks. This gives me a clear run of executing and pulling together all my research.
Check it out and pass the link on if you know of anyone who may me be interested in the project, especially commuters from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: blog, commute, commuter, cycle, cycling, design, designer, edinburgh, glasgow, language, learning, new, project, public, service, sign, station
So I have been finally getting round to updating my project blog. It’s been a busy week of presentations and projects. I’m in the midst of setting up a new blog for my final year project which looks at the commuting journey between Edinburgh and Glasgow and how bicycles can be implemented to improve journeys from main stations to places of work and home.
In the meantime I have been updating doweneedwords.wordpress.com, a project that looks at creating a tool to help people learn sign language.