GDE710 W4 | Studio Practice: Core Values Artifact

For this week’s assignment, we were to identify twenty words that speak to our values as individuals and in our practice as designers. Here are my initial twenty words:

ADAPTABLE

ADVOCATE

BALANCE

BRAVE

CONNECTED

CURIOUS

DETERMINED

EMPATHETIC

EXPRESSIVE

CREATIVE

FORTITUDE

GIVING

HELPFUL

INSIGHTFUL

INTELLIGENT

PERSUASIVE

REFLECTIVE

RESOURCEFUL

SELF-RELIANT

SILLY

From here, we were to distill the list of twenty down to five words that best represent our self and core values and then create a vision moodboard of each. My five words are:

ADVOCACY

Visual Moodboard _canvas_advocacy-190627_1347.png

CURIOSITY

EMPATHY

PERSUASION

SILLINESS

Visual Moodboard _canvas_persuasion-190627_1346.png

SILLINESS

I decided to craft a handmade pennant that embodies the aspect of empathy and take it out into my community as an interactive experiment. Here are some progress shots of my artifact:

I used canvas, mortarboard, felt fabric, handmade letterforms, and sewing to create this piece.

I used canvas, mortarboard, felt fabric, handmade letterforms, and sewing to create this piece.

And here is a presentation of my final artifact experiment: