Graphic Design and Illustration students from Design for Communication course here at the University entered the Design Museum’s annual ‘Design Factory’ Higher Education project for BA design students, spanning product, fashion/textiles, graphics/illustration and architecture/spatial design.
Asked to create ‘a great moment’ by communicating an issue on the public realm several groups from the course’s 2nd year were selected to join the 40 students selected from the work to the Design Factory one day Symposium.
Here working with students from other Universities and Art Schools they were participated in a designer-led workshop on the theme of ‘What’s your Manifesto’.
Graphic Design student Silviya Savova had this to say about her experience of the day:
“All the students invited had the unique chance to meet other students working in Product Design, Architecture and Graphics and to work together in groups. It was great to meet other students and get contact with people who you might work with in the future. The discussions, the brainstorming exercises and the whole atmosphere of the workshop gave me the chance to understand more clearly the impact of design on communication. It was really interesting to see how others see my ideas and to share our knowledge, and make the leap to being professional designers. It was one of the best experiences as a Design student I have had.”
More images of the work from the competition can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/designfactory/pool/