This week was a hectic one. Having been sick for the majority of the week, DS106 work was not something I entirely wanted to do. Even still, I’m kind of proud of this week’s work. Creating has felt good. Without further ado, let’s begin.
This week’s daily creates were nice. They seemed to really emphasize being quick to do and existing to get a little bit of creativity out there on a somewhat regular basis.
Reflecting on design was interesting. Since it’s not something I’m very familiar with (and have absolutely never taken a formal class on), viewing sources that were focused and from the point of view of those who do this for a living was an eye-opening experience.
Through assignments, I have made a shocking discovery. They are much more fun when I don’t leave them until the last day. Thankfully, this week, I did them early on. Before I began, I thought the Photoshop usage would be greatly similar to previous weeks. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was not, and that it drew me a little more out of my comfort zone, not in technical difficulty, but in the act of designing with intent.
The Design Blitz was a bit strange to me. I’d almost like to retry it at a later week (assuming I ever have free time), using more photos of objects rather than of text/ads. While it’s not my favorite photo by any means, I felt more connected with the principles of design through linking chairs to the design glossary.
Show Your Work! Reflection
While I can hypothesize all day from the titles of the chapters, this is a reading that will have to wait for another time. That one-user limit is amazingly picky.