What is Ideation? A relative new-comer to the English language, the term Ideation was combined from Idea Generation. Ideate is also a verb! When we brainstorm together around a design theme, we’re ideating. “Only left-handed people are in their right minds.”
What is Ideation Sketching? Ideation Sketching is about loosening up your mind, your hand, and the connection between them. Think Different!—L-mode and R-mode, terms introduced in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edward. “Only left-handed people are in their right minds.”
What is Ideation Sketching? Creating visual solutions Brainstorming with images, words & short phrases Harnessing the right side of the brain to work for us in problem solving (Often working in groups) without judgment to access the craziest ideas: these lead to the brilliantones. Group synergy is key!
Ideation Practice Run Starter ideas Logo redesign/branding 30-second spot commercial storyboard Instruction sheet for assembly Book jacket/cover design Conveying large amounts of data App icon design Keep notes about your ideas as we play here tonight.
R-mode enhancing Exercises Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Vase/Faces Exercise From Rapid Viz: Not Another Drawing Book Varied line weight exercise, face sketching Orthogonals Translating 2D information into 3D drawings
Ideation Practice Run In Groups: Indentify a Design Problem. Ideate around the problem together. You can: Sketch, make mind maps, think. Talk a lot or a little. Only listen and draw. Keep track of amazing tangential ideas, tell each other to build momentum. Feel free to jump around your page with ideas. Suspend judgment; it will help you be more prolific.
Design ToolsUseful Resources Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator Great Tutorials for Creating Images:Photoshop StarAdobe's Current TutorialsThese tend to focus on the newest advances of Adobe's latest version. The Media Lab has CS4 and Adobe's site promotes CS5.Good Beginner Illustrator TutorialI often build in Illustrator, pulling in images from Photoshop when I need to. Illustrator creates vector work which has the advantage of being scalable.Like research, one good link begets another. Keep an eye out for your favorite tutorial creators’ other work. See hFIDO blog for links
Design ToolsUseful Resources Prototyping Tools Axureaxure.comBalsamiqbalsamiq.comiRise www.iRise.com See hFIDO blog for links
Design ToolsUseful Resources IDEO Design Thinking Toolkit for Educatorshttp://www.ideo.com/work/toolkit-for-educators The Deep Dive: Nightline’s Look at IDEO’s shopping cart redesign processhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M66ZU2PCIcM Full-length original story (22 minutes)http://www.dustinkirk.com/2009/03/10/ideo-shopping-cart/ Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Superior Crash Course in Drawing: self-study or three-day workshophttp://drawright.com/http://drawright.com/portfram.htm/ See hFIDO blog for links
Design ToolsUseful Resources Build Your Portfolio Portfolio Sites:CoroflotThe portfolio website created by Core77, Industrial Design Magazine and Resource.YolaFound out about this one asking a Media Arts student what he used.WordpressAlways a good backup. Check around there for others using it as a portfolio presentation. It's not bad.DroprNow in beta for the public, and an interesting option. Creating a Successful Online PortfolioSmashing Magazine weighs in with some helpful tips.Web colors in HTML code See hFIDO blog for links