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30 June 2009 @ 06:41 am


Oh no i cannot see number 6!
 
 
11 June 2009 @ 05:29 pm
I JUST THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE THIS:

WHY YOU DON'T NEED A MAC

AND LOOK SMUG AT THE SAME TIME
 
 
04 June 2009 @ 01:09 pm

Second-hand, good condition, going at $320. My friend selling. Be warned, only buy this if you have  WIDE -SCREEN monitor. This is 6x11, not 6x8.

 
 
18 April 2009 @ 01:31 am
Hi guys. I miss you all. ♥

Anyway have a link: http://www.subtraction.com/2009/04/09/dear-designer-you-suck

Basically talking about the need for and lack of proper critique. As someone who (at this exact moment in time) feels that their work is The Fail and should be kicked out of ADM for the safety of all corneas involved, I think it's a pretty good read.

Speaking of critiques: those of you in Nanci's type class - what the heck is up with that mass crit session on the 24th? Someone explain please. D=
 
 
Current Mood: discontentdiscontent
 
 
 
 
19 March 2009 @ 06:41 pm
BAA.  
EXTREME SHEPHERDING.

Give a bunch of sheep a bunch of LED lights and see what you get. 8DDD
 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
 
 
15 March 2009 @ 07:43 pm
Cookies to you if you can guess which school this obscene paragraph came from.

Our Approach
We focus on the OUTSIDE-IN approach rather than the traditional INSIDE-OUT approach in the design process where we are blinded by our own traditions and belief and thus enable to create RADICAL and MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES.
By adopting this approach, we take a NON-LINEAR approach to design because we believe linear thinking will not solve the dilemmas of a rapidly changing World and the diversity of users.

What does it mean?
It simply means WE DESIGN WITH THE USER IN MIND and not for the user.

How do we do it?
We use a wide range of user research methods such as REAL PEOPLE Methods (Design Ethnography, Shadowing, etc.). The main goal is not to solve a specific problem, but to DISCOVER and UNDERSTAND the user life's patterns, unmeet needs and desires. And the DEVELOP, DESIGN and EXECUTE on radical concepts that will stimulate the market

This is the exact text (caps, non-fullstops and bad language), I didn't edit anything.

I'm not even going to attempt to criticize the content when the actual language used leaves much to be desired.

1) This is why copywriting remains the most underappreciated art form in communication. The moment you fail to communicate, you fail as a designer. And this pitch obviously fails because even its "What does it mean?" section doesn't explain anything. If you even need a "What does it mean?" section in your brochure, you're already better off dead, communications-wise.

2) Do not capslock halfway through your explanation. Do not leave out periods. Leave a line between paragraphs. Do not use Arial. What design school uses Arial? Are you so radical that you accept plagiarism within your design?

3) Yeah, I lied, of course I'll bitch about content. It simply means WE DESIGN WITH THE USER IN MIND and not for the user. Wow, I have no words. There's a fine line between art and design. Pick your poison and stick with that. Don't attempt to be a communicator for the masses if you plan to be bohemian.

4) Design Ethnography, Shadowing, etc. Big words have no meaning in them if your intended audience doesn't understand what the hell you mean. These have no place in a brochure trying to promote your design school. They're not your students yet; don't attempt to give them a lecture, it always backfires.

5) The pretentiousness might have been bearable if the language was okay. Rule of thumb - designers are not copywriters. It doesn't matter how good they are with language. You still need to hire a legit copywriter, one who lives with words, lives for words, lives because of words. In other words, he pays the bills with words. That way, you can be 100percent sure he doesn't screw up.


Hello, Singapore Polytechnic School of Design. I was from Singapore Polytechnic myself, so I have every right to be appalled. If this is the kind of stuff the kids there are learning these days, excuse me as I go shit a brick. Wow, biggest pile of nonsense since 4D class, really.
 
 
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
 
 
02 March 2009 @ 03:46 am
Hi Dear pple!!

A friend of a friend of a friend of mine is looking for someone to do freelance, design a logo and (a flyer... i think) for around $100??? I'm not too sure of any of the details. But whoever's interested just sms me, I send you the contact. 1st come 1st serve. =)

~Kailin
 
 
27 February 2009 @ 10:10 pm
Hi beautiful ppl of group 2 ...

I have exciting news! All 3 PD-ians from group 2, Zyanne, Kailin and yours truely's work from last semester had been recommended to be exhibited in the upcoming Internation Furniture Fair Singapore 2009 in Singapore EXPO, happening from 9th to 12th of March. Selections were made based on nature and merits among the whole PD cohort of 2,3 and 4th year. We were thrilled :-)

WELL DONE ... TehPendDaBao FOREVER!!! (ok ... end of RA RA-ing)
 
 
20 February 2009 @ 01:51 am
Saint Young Men, a story about Jesus and Buddha living as flatmates in modern day Tokyo.

This is hilarious. I think there's a healthy respect for both the deities in the comic, and what made me laugh the most in a rather Asian Art Nerd way was Buddha's vitarka mudra when he got annoyed about something. XDDD

Sorry if this offends anyone; it's certainly not my intention.
 
 
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