This module runs on Thursdays, all day.
Please take note of the venues as they are not the same every week!
The Fulton Building is “C” on this map. It’s opposite the main library, across the zebra crossing and the small wooden bridge.
|26 January||10am – noon||Lecture: The CanonWhy do we believe what people tell us is “good” design? Why doesn’t everyone have good taste?||Fulton J20|
|2.00pm – 5.00pm||Workshop: SnoopingYou will have been given someone to swap photos with before this session. (Check for email messages on Monday about how to upload your photos to a special site)||Work in groups in your studio spaces. Meet in The Room (textiles corridor) for briefings. Details in the afternoon.|
|2 February||10.00am – noon||Lecture: A Matter of TasteHow do we explain everyday ideas of “good taste”? What’s the difference between the way women see the world and the way men see it? And why?This lecture sets up the key theoretical context for the next three assignments||Fulton J20|
|2.00pm – 5.00pm||Workshop: Preparing assignment 2This workshop will help you get your materials together for your experiment.||Dalhousie 2F11|
|9 February||No sessions this week.This is time for you to complete assignment 2 and plan assignment 3.|
|16 February||10am – noon||Lecture: SubculturesHow do we use design (clothing, hair, accessories, possessions and even make-up) to signal that we belong to one group, or don’t belong to others?||Carnelly Lecture Theatre|
|2.00pm – 5.00pm||WorkshopVisualisation||Tower Geography Junior Lab (Tower Building First Floor)|
|23 February||All day||Trip(details to be announced)|
|1 March||10am – noon||Lecture: Nikki McWilliamsNikki graduated from DJCAD from Fine Art but now runs her own business designing and making interiors. She will be talking to you about setting up in business, and the skills she’s needed to develop to survive as an independent designer. This lecture is for all students, irrespective of discipline.||Fulton J20|
|2.00pm – 5.00pm||Workshop: TBATime to re-read The Back of the Napkin. This workshop will give you an opportunity to brush up on your visualisation skills to explain ideas to others, and help your own thinking.||Learning Hub 1|
|8 March||10am – noon||Lecture: Lauren CurrieLauren pays a return visit to talk about the various research methods she uses to get information out of people. This lecture is particularly relevant to assignment 4 so don’t miss it!||Fulton J20|
|2.00pm – 5.00pm||Workshop: Research methods from SnookAn opportunity to try out some of the methods Lauren described in the morning||Learning Hub 1|
|15 March||10am – noon||Lecture: Chaos and PatternThis lecture looks at how chaos can be used to generate natural patterns, and how simple maths can be used to build structures for surface pattern and three-dimensional structures. No calculators necessary.||Fulton J20|
|2.00pm – 5.00pm||Workshop: Student:Designers(to be confirmed)||Learning Hub 1|
|22 March||10am – noon||Industry PanelDesigners from a range of disciplines will give a short talk on their experiences after graduation and the skills they’ve needed to develop.There will be a Q&A session so have your questions ready…