Jaws in space

This is the 4th of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 4. Jaws in space It is rumoured that big Hollywood film studios have the attention spans of goldfish. When pitching a film therefore, a director is required to... Continue Reading →

Site analysis uses the language of your ideas

This is the 3rd of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 3. Site analysis uses the language of your ideas You site down with a site plan spread out in front of you. You draw in... Continue Reading →

Good research is essential

This is the 2nd of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 2. Good research is essential At the beginning of your project, you are eager to begin designing. Some of you might sketch in the obligatory solar paths and... Continue Reading →

Be open to the unexpected

This is the 1st of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 1. Be open to the unexpected Getting started on a design project is an intoxicating experience. You are excited and restless, both inspired and daunted by... Continue Reading →

Lessons for design students

Dear design students, Let me share with you an important piece of hard truth: most of you will not produce a great design project this semester. While I hope that you will all begin with aspirations of greatness, I know that many of you will stumble somewhere along the way. In the past four years of teaching a... Continue Reading →

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