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Matrix Chart

A Matrix Chart can be cre­at­ed to help deci­sion mak­ing and also to clar­i­fy con­cepts after a brain­storm­ing ses­sion. It is very sim­i­lar to a Mor­pho­log­i­cal chart, how­ev­er more casu­al in its struc­ture. It can also be used as a start­ing point for cre­at­ing ideas. Sev­er­al Matri­ces may be used togeth­er to cre­ate a plan […]

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Chart Options

When cre­at­ing a chart of options a form of brain­storm­ing will occur for each deci­sion area max­imis­ing the options These options are at this stage inde­pen­dent to each oth­er To cre­ate solu­tions

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Options Graph

The options graph illus­trates the var­i­ous ideas and their work­ing com­bi­na­tions. The solu­tions. Rather than out­lin­ing the solu­tions, lines are used to con­nect the ideas that are most unlike­ly, due to cost, func­tion­al­i­ty, weight, sur­face fin­ish etc. This is because there are nor­mal­ly a greater num­ber of pos­si­ble solu­tions than impos­si­bil­i­ties to any problem.At a […]

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Creative Thinking Assistance

Cre­ative Space Some peo­ple find it effec­tive to have their own cre­ative space. This may be a lay­out of a room in which they have music play­ing in the back­ground. It could also be with respect to a cer­tain lay­out of items on any work sur­face that they are famil­iar with, which helps them feel […]

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Expression Form

Expres­sive Forms can be described as prod­uct sculp­ture and are close­ly asso­ci­at­ed with the study of styling. In order to gain a bet­ter com­pre­hen­sion on form a sim­ple task has been set. Your task is to select two descrip­tors which include gen­der and and 2 attrib­ut­es from the list below. You must then through the […]

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Need to write a creative brief?

Bel­low are guide­lines for any­one wish­ing to write the per­fect cre­ative brief. When engag­ing in a new project we want to get the ball rolling quick­ly, lay­out expec­ta­tions ear­ly and agree time-scales and bud­gets. 

Remov­ing ifs, buts and maybes from the process great­ly increas­es the chances of the design­er sur­pass­ing the clien­t’s expec­ta­tions and the devel­op­ment of a last­ing rela­tion­ship. 

 

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Fantastic Design Tools

http://www.uistencils.com These tools are great for the democ­ra­ti­sa­tion of design and for speed­ing up the com­mu­ni­ca­tion of good ideas before they are lost to mud­dling over iconog­ra­phy and pro­por­tion. First on my list will be the iPad kit. Not that I have an iPad but I like the idea of using an iPad­Pad for every day […]