Reflection Assignment 4

This assignment was very different to any others I have done throughout the course. I had the fun task of creating a 3D model using real materials that embodied my chosen word; gratitude, and then do a presentation to my tutor and other students at a WIP event via zoom.

Sadly, no students attended this particular session but I was fortunate to be able to present to both my current tutor and a previous tutor, both of whom have been very supportive and encouraging whilst I have been studying this degree.

My tutors were both very impressed with the evidence of broad thoughtfulness and iterative approach that I made for a very well-validated and successful design. They were pleased with the preparation and presentation showing both success and demonstrative progress. Nerves were very much at the forefront of my presentation, but after a few slides in I relaxed and enjoyed the process. I was confident with my design and had spent time on preparing the presentation, which I did on Powerpoint, so overall a successful presentation, one that I enjoyed very much.

I will continue to build upon my materials knowledge and research skills to enable me to make good design decisions. I will also continue to practice with imagery and graphics, finding a better balance of how to showcase my work.

My tutor is pleased to see my research continues to be recorded in my learning log.

Going forward I have made a list to help organise my thoughts and actions

  • continue to back up my work with images or diagrams
  • continue to be more experimental with how I communicate my ideas by researching skills that give me a variation of ideas
  • continue documenting my ideas throughout my learning log and show my notes and analysis of my work

I will continue to look at ways of improving my work and expand upon my research and drawing when considering all the detail that should be put in my assignments.

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