S2 Clock Project
New approach to the S2 clock project in evidence here.
So far the brief/analysis/specification pages are produced in much the same way as ever. The radical shift is in the generation of ideas approach. Here we borrowed an idea outlined in Kurt Rowland's 1968 book "The Shapes We Need". Amongst other things Rowland explores spatial relationships and really gets to the heart of aesthetics and visual beauty. Some things just look right and others don't. Why is this? Rowland seems to have a some good theories about this. This book was part of a series he released in the late 60's. I understand these textbooks were standard issue in Glasgow Secondary Schools Art Departments at the time. I don't know of any art teachers that used them much apart from my mother. Anyway this little card based exercise suited our purposes perfectly.
The current S2 course has seeen alot of changes over the last five years. We'll distribute the cours notes on the S2 Course page at: designandtechnologydepartment.co.uk in due course.