Feelings and analysis:
- In this tutorial, I concluded that I needed to step back from my final piece ideas and see what was and wasn’t working.
- To problem solve, I decided to ask people who knew nothing about my concept. Straight off the bat, what would they do with my concept?
What went well/badly:
- Doing this enabled me to gain an outsider’s input into my project while gaining additional ideas for instillation and conceptual creations.
- The problem I faced when asking some tutors was their encouragement to consider for myself what I would do, not realising that this wasn’t the point – I needed external input and ideas. To problem solve this, I worked alongside the tutors to come up with new ideas – bouncing ideas off one another.
- I made a point of not mentioning what I had previously looked at. This worked well in that they weren’t overwhelmed – as I am – with the amount of varying research elements I have done.
- Gaining other student’s input in this way was useful too, as everyone has a different specialism and a different way of thinking.
What I have learned and how it will help me in the future:
- This process enabled me to bounce of other creatives and gain many other ideas for my final piece. Moving forward, I need to develop a couple of the most effective and see where they expand to.