The Blackboard

Welcome to Week 5 of #DDE studio. The focus will be on creative and quick prototyping of ideas. The absolute key to this is to just try things and then work on judging them.
[This page is a Virtual Blackboard for the Recipe: The Blackboard studio model.]

  • Monday

    10:00: CHECK IN: Location link

    Your Studio: creative prototyping

    VDS Upload: Prototype 1

  • Tuesday

    Your studio: Select 3 candidate ideas.
    Try using These decision making tools. Note: the resource recommended is explicit; directly related to the chunked activity, and is loated beside it

    14:00: Review: Location link

    VDS Upload: 3 candidate ideas

  • Wednesday

    Your Studio: Review feedback; Feedback prototyping; testing criteria

    Try the following posts for review

    VDS Upload: Prototype feedback; Your workspace

  • Thursday

    Studio: Feedback prototyping

    VDS Upload: Prototype 3

  • Friday

    10:00: Review (client review and feedback) will be here: Location link

    Running order will be posted soon check back here.

    14:00 Feedback session here: Location link

    18:00: DJ’s online Minecraft “I’m an architect and everyone has to build what I say” session, here:

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Your design is Mingin’

Here are the winners of most disgusting workspace – this week the focus is “Utterly imbalanced diets” [use small images to keep this single page easily downloaded] :

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