Field/Subject Year 3 – Term 2/3 : Exposure Post 4
End of Module post
Quote of the Module:
“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.”
– John Wooden
This following post will highlight post my Professional Practice project and my Morgan’s Hotel project. The aim of the post is to reflect on both projects. Identifying issues and highlighting strengths found when completing them.
Throughout the two projects, I have experienced some growth within the interior design discipline. I say this as I have independently learnt to grow within myself and create a routine to complete work without being in an educational environment. I believe any student that has made I this fair considering the circumstances deserves a pat on the back because it has not been easy in the slightest. Another moment within the projects that have went well is being able to completely find out own working ways, this has lean me to know how I would work with out being shadows by a tutor. Learning to dedicate time and micromanaging task to complete them by a deadline.
Another angle of going through this time is knowing that the internet is there, never really knowing how resourceful it is. Exploiting google by searching endless things. As a tutor isn’t them to ask or passing in a corridor to ask a brief question. I’ve learnt more to ask people that most closet to me to see if they would know thing. Sharing and explaining resources to help one another.
Also, I have learnt when starting a new project is to explore a new sector that I haven’t focused on before. For example, within this final year I haven’t explore the hospitality industry so that’s what I decided to focus on within the final year of my degree
For the ‘Exposure Projects’ inspiration has been gained through general life and WGSN. Exploring new and inviting trends that are to come and knowing that industry is changing but is still stable. Within the Morgan’s Hotel project, I gained inspiration from the trend Designing with Darkness and Earth elements. These trends help shape the basement spa that I have focused on. I say I have focused on this as, I have learnt that the first-floor plan maybe isn’t the one and the fifth one will be.
The things that didn’t go as well was the lack of consideration from tutor’s perspective. Many students including myself, approached tutors within the course and asked for more and was shut down due to the lack of attendance from other students. Why should the student be affected by the majority?
In reality, we had one hour on a Monday to ask question about a lecture that was uploaded on the Sunday pri. (this went on for several weeks) don’t get me wrong I have learnt many things from these lectures but having a dedicated hour on it isn’t what is needed. This is because me as a student is only getting 1 hour and 20 minutes a week contact time that’s scheduled this is excluding the optional drop-in sessions for technical tutorials. Were is my £9,000 going ???????????
Another thing that I didn’t expect to happen in these projects was needing to take and extension to be able to complete all three different projects that I had going on at once.
The things I would do differently next time would be to try and work in different environments and I believe working on a projects in an environment where everyone that you live with need your help is hard saying no to them. That the only thing I would do differently as I have some what enjoyed the work I have produced.
My interior design process has changed, I didn’t know before how I would get through it. Being on my own with out the full support from tutors has shown me how I can leave university. I can now say that I am ready for the next step within my educational journey.