I received feedback from my tutor and would like to take a moment to reflect on it.
I received a ‘well done’ for thorough research, variety of examples, my skills are improving and will be useful throughout my studies. It was helpful that I chose to upload some photos of my notebook and sketchbook.
According to my tutor my mind maps showed understanding, ordered my knowledge and also communicated clearly my thought process. I improved my communication and presentation techniques both handwritten and digital. My tutor recommended to continue experimenting with them to gradually develop my own graphic style. I was pleased to learn that my tutor thinks mind mapping became my personal strength, once I overcame that barrier.
I am very pleased my tutor appreciated my observations of similarities of vortexes at Bloomberg and Reichstag buildings.
I should have included more information on Soviet Graffiti in Reichstag Building.
My tutor suggested that in future I should first search for information, and only after for relevant images.
I was told again to qualify big statements and give credible source for that information.
My choice of descriptive words in materials exercises got praised as a good skill for designer to have – I shall continue describing in that creative way.
I should form my own opinions based on information gathered, for example which architects are displaying truth to materials ethos.
Starting on using InDesign software was also noticed, I can see the InDesign uploads have better quality than other software I used beforehand. In my future InDesign work I shall leave a bit more break between elements, and should see magazines etc for guidance.
I should attempt to draw as well as take photos as drawing and sketching of details will make me notice them. Also the more I draw, the more confidence I will gain, which will create good drawings.
In future (if there is another exercise similar) I should create a drawn map of the place with materials pasted in specific locations. That idea is brilliant, it would be sort of floor plan/ collage.
It’s also good that I completed some study visits (sadly all I had coming up soon have been postponed for the time being).
I should pay attention to titles on my work, to make sure everyone knows what it is.
All in all, I’m pleased with the encouraging and constructive feedback I received, praising and setting me in a right direction.