The Design Studio Method - or - how to supercharge your ideas process...

"The Design Studio method has become one of the most success methods in Agile and Lean UX. This rapid, iterative approach blends concept creation with critique. Design Studio is a great way to jumpstart your design process, create 300-400 design concepts in just a couple of hours, or get team buy-in and ownership." via Vimeo

Having recently participated in a hack day using this process, what struck me was how effective this is in getting dozens of ideas generated quickly - once you get over the 5 minute rule shock, you can actually get a lot down and democratise the design process as everyone is sketching, not just the one who is deemed 'good' at drawing.

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"Ward pulls from his ten years of experience to tackle lighter subjects such as design fetishists, Helvetica’s neutrality and urgent briefs, alongside discussions on more worthy topics such as the validity of design education, the supposed death of print, client relationships and pitch planning. In addition, the book features contributions from more than a dozen established practitioners such as Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, Christoph Niemann and David Carson."

Roos van Dijk | Beautiful structures

Roos van Dijk
Born in Utrecht, 1989

"A fascination with modern architecture and the rush of modern life are themes that are strongly present in the work of Van Dijk. The aesthetics of the human-made environment is cast in paint, and forms and places from our daily life are moulded in a new way of seeing. Through the action of capturing large architectural structures and their beauty first in photographs, Van Dijk frames her source in a way that is surprising. As a following step, the artist translates the photographs into paintings where the departing point is left aside and the layered, refined painting takes over. What moves this process is the artist's will to give shape to her personal encounters with such overwhelming spaces and hidden places, in a way that becomes an accessible and open experience for the viewers as well." 

Suzie Hermán, 2012