Personal Statement On Design And The Department

767 WordsApr 30, 20174 Pages
I revisited my brief opinion on design and the department, written prior to entering the program, to evaluate what I have personally learned. It was generic, my knowledge of the discipline limited due to the lack of exposure throughout the first eighteen years of my life in Vietnam: “As we progress, communication via visual aid have become more and more common, as well as more efficient compared to other means. Powerful designs can transfer messages across, spread messages, and thus raise awareness of social, cultural and individual issues–such is only one of many uses”, I wrote, and such is the textbook definition. Design was to me a blind-spot, and I started the program without expectation of what to come. In reality, design as shown to…show more content…
Additionally,the introduction of building a collection of ideas and inspirations by means of archiving has served as an effective tool battling slumps, personally. Furthermore, closely evaluating my process allows me to have a wider and greater perception of my ideas and the approaches to said ideas; in a way, participating in and recording a detailed process has becoming a means of critical thinking and comprehension, especially as I tackle social and cultural issues within my work. Third, the Graphic Design program helped me recognize the role critique plays within design. As design is meant to communicate, and thus having someone-or even better, multiple someone’s-to engage with your work in a conversation is essential. It is akin to a test run of a product before releasing it, even. Above all, critique gives me the opportunity to articulate my work and the decisions I made, as well as collaboratively problem-solve through discussions. Moreover, I exercise receiving this feedback and incorporating it back into my work, further pushing the capability of the designs. Next, I’ve seen the nuances of the discipline on a larger scale. Evidently, approximately 86% professional designers are Caucasian (Caroll); this indicates the lack in diversity in
Open Document