Well deadline day, so at 08:00 am students gathered in the lobby of our hotel to deliver their final one minutes movies. We prepared things to put them all together in one big presentation and managed just in time. At the campus students had installed all their project banners. It looks great. Around 10:00 am the moment was there, the presentation of the very first whynotcooperation project started. All 200 students, staff and guests were present. 20 personal statements flas
In a short briefing students received 12 tips for editing their research results into a catchy visual statement of one minute. We made a call for making one more step in search for a creative big mindblow. The ambition is to attract the attention of the public for their dreams to improve the quality of city life by punchy, personal videostories. We had some very good sessions with students. Some powerfull and social statements are growing right from their hearts. The final d
Day four: Searching for the unknown. Day four took off with a lecture by Fleur. She emphasized on using her natural habitat as a source for research. It all begins with analysing the known, habits and rituals. Starting form this she develops her projects in her studio and with fellow designers into objects we have not experienced before. She shares this searching for the unknown while working with her students. After this we interacted with students about their plans and rese
In the morning lecture René focussed on how creating true awareness can empower the design process. He showed several projects which he undertook himself and with his students. He underlined the necessity of researching briefs, context and interaction with users; why, how, what and for whom as a guide to achieve relevant design solutions. After the briefing each group presented their research plans and experiments in a one minute elevator pitch. They received feedback and ti
Day two took off with a dazzling talk by Gé trying to open up the creative thinking of students. A call for creative observing, embracing coincidences and creative mixing to find new and unexpected views on topics.
Students showed their What if dreams and received feedback and tips for further research and possible experiments. Students show an eagerness for quick and practical design solutions. We ask them to stay out of this design stage and go for more personal research o
After a very warm welcome we took off with some 200 students. Great show of students to start. Our introduction turned into a real Indian commotion. Students presentend their statements on T shirts: Living the city What makes me happy, what makes me angry? In the afternoon we gave feedback to all groups, trying to open up their subjects by looking for new combinations and new insights. Next step: developing a What if dream from the choosen topic.