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Group I THE VINYL OF PHOTOGRAPHY

"The Vinyl of Photography". Our group will be designing an exciting exhibition piece for the Special Collections team to showcase their extensive Photo Slide collection to students and researchers. Our aim is to produce an innovative way of viewing the photo slides whilst simultaneously providing exposure and awareness about the collection to those who haven't seen it before. // Download Poster

George S // Benjamin S // Isaac T // Daniel C // Adam C

SESSION PLAN//
Working in both small and large design teams, BA & MArch students will be moving through the various stages of the design process. The session plan follows a similar methodological approach as being part of a competition design team. The first week focuses on the creation of conceptual ideas and how to communicate these effectively, whilst the second week focuses on producing a final technical drawing package for the Special Collections Team.

Various lessons led by the MArch students will demonstrate a range of design approaches and software skills to allow BA to present their ideas.
Posted 7 Feb 2019 17:51
THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS//
The Special Collections have an archive of photo slides kept on the third floor at MMU All Saints Library. Approximately 25,000 physical slides were used by the design council as a way of educating through the photographic medium, and they’re now being described as “the vinyl of photography”.

The purpose of the project is to make the archived slides more accessible to students and the wider public. This will be done by designing an exhibition piece which will showcase the slides in a public region of the All Saints Library at MMU.
Posted 7 Feb 2019 15:54
SKILL & SOFTWARES//
We will be utilising presentation software, drafting and 3D modelling programmes to realise our proposal into a drawing publication that we will present to the Special Collections team. As a design team we will be using Photoshop and inDesign from the Adobe package in order to present our work in a visually striking, creative style. Our collaborators will then use our work to pitch the design to future investors, finding funding to build our proposal. Alongside the marketing material and visual images we will also be using AutoCAD and Sketchup to produce accurate technical drawings and 3D models to pitch our ideas to the collaborators. Combined together these softwares will allow us to present a professional project to a live client.
Posted 7 Feb 2019 15:37
PRESENTATION//
Learning how to present your ideas through both digital and verbal outputs is a fundamental skill, crucial for any architect.
Throughout the 2 week events period students will have opportunities to practice and enhance these skills. Several interim proposal presentations will be held within group I, this will give the students a chance to get feedback as well as practising their presentation skills. The students will be able to use these skills when we hold progress presentations with the collaborator.
There will be a final presentation in which the chosen proposal will be shown to the client, this will be a full drawing package, meaning that each student will have an opportunity to discuss an element of the proposal in a formal meeting scenario.
Posted 7 Feb 2019 15:36
THE PHOTO SLIDES//
The special collections acquired the photo slide collection in their entirety and have stored them in the special collections vault for some time. In total there are close to 25,000 slides all holding a different image related to design. Originally the slides were used in lectures and presentations, before newer technology was invented, in order to visualise what people were talking about. The slides were used as a tool to distinguish good design from bad design with many of the images showcasing obviously 'ugly' design. Currently the slides are unused so it’s important for us and for our collaborator to really showcase the wealth of knowledge hidden away in the photo slides.
Posted 7 Feb 2019 15:31
FIRST COLLABORATOR MEETING//
We had our first group collaborator meeting with Janneke and Jeremy in the special collections research room. We arranged this meeting in order to discuss with the collaborators our initial ideas regarding the final outcome of the project. We also discussed how we aim to run the 2-week project by showing our session plan and our initial risk assessment. Our initial idea mood board was heavily discussed and overall our initial ideas were well received, ranging from a simple lightbox to a 3-D interactive light cube. Janneke and Jeremy were able to help us further by providing feedback on the specific end deliverables of the project which we now have a greater understanding of.
Posted 7 Feb 2019 15:19
THE VINYL OF PHOTOGRAPHY//
Our group will be designing an exciting exhibition piece for the Special Collections team to showcase their extensive Photo Slide collection to students and researchers. Our aim is to produce an innovative way of viewing the photo slides whilst simultaneously providing exposure and awareness about the collection to those who haven't seen it before. We will be producing a full technical drawing package and supporting visuals for future marketing material in order for the Special Collections team to raise funding for a future build. Throughout the project we will be closely working with a real client that intends to use our design in the future as a permanent exhibition in the Special Collections library.
Posted 9 Jan 2019 15:03