11
Sep

Ductus 3 (Day 3)

Our advisors essentially gave us the keys to go forward with our refined concept, so we spent all day today on figuring out the best way to communicate our idea to a viewing audience. In thinking about what we wanted to present, we came to the conclusion that because our idea is essentially a reconceptualization of the definition of a refugee camp, we should develop a board that shows the layout of the temporary society we were so keen on creating. Because we had worked so hard the previous day and got so far along in our concept, we decided to mentally decompress for most of the day and meet up in the mid-afternoon

Because we had worked so hard the previous day and got so far along in our concept, we decided to mentally decompress for most of the day and meet up in the mid-afternoon. Today was essentially a work session that was also a way for us to formalize our presentation language and go about the best way to approach the final board layout.  This was also a time to develop iconography for clear communication with the audience, and we implemented Chicago style citations in order to add legitimacy to our work. During so, we had a very enjoyable time eating Dunkin Donuts while we tirelessly toiled.

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Every team member had a significant part in the overall success of the project, as we all came together and immediately started to bond over each other’s skill sets and love for our career paths. The work environment was very much informal, comfortable, but goal-oriented. It was a very interesting dynamic because we had four designers on our team with one occupational therapist. While the designers were coming up with a myriad of designs and ideas, the OT gave us a grounded and empathetic perspective that would add justifications or our design direction. We were very lucky to get that perspective. Every member of the group was willing and able to spitball ideas and let our ideas grow and blossom to an interconnected final concept. Also, our group shared an obvious passion for our concept with not only made the collaborative process more enjoyable, but it also made it more efficient in how we consolidated ideas into actionable goals for the project. And because the process was so efficient, we were able to work more quickly and have opportunities to rest and just enjoy each other’s company.