Drawing in Process: My School Conversation Phase


Context:

  • 2009
  • For Lottolab
  • With Beau Lotto and Dave Strudwick
  • Facilitation of a conversation phase for creating a new school program.

Methods & Deliverables:

    • Drawing and taking note during conversations
    • Visual and conceptual distilling of the process and its key results
    • Illustration of conversations and their key messages
    • Design and production of process cards for documentation and further idea generation
    • Design and production of repository web site
    • Development of ‘Ambiguous Library’ for future reference

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Beau Lotto asked me to draw and design in process in order to distill the content and thoughts of the ‘conversation phase’ of My School, a school programme he was creating with Dave Strudwick. My School takes a holistic approach to learning, incorporating neuro science, the body and positive psychology.

They had conversations with inspiring and inspired people such as Stephen Gage at the Bartlett, Wayne McGregor at the Random Dance Company and Jason Bruges at Bruges Studio and I drew and took note and distilled the content for and with them.

The ‘drawing in process’ worked by me drawing and taking note in my notebook, distilling the pages to summaries, quotes and images which we then discussed and continuously developed into output such as ‘process cards’, a ‘repository web page’, an ‘ambiguous library’ and illustration and documentation of results for print, communication and as input for following project phases.

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Design in Process Output

Visual notes, distilled conversations, illustrations, process cards, repository web site

Drawing in Process: My School Conversation Phase

My first pages of drawing and note taking for the My School project. Created during the conversation with Stephen Gage at the Bartlett.

Drawing in Process: My School Conversation Phase

Conversations, with Steven Gage at the Bartlett.

Drawing in Process: My School Conversation Phase

Conversation with Wayne McGregor at the Royal Opera House.

Drawing in Process: My School Conversation Phase

I started creating 'process cards' from the conversations...

Drawing in Process: My School Conversation Phase

Which we used to distill and document results

Drawing in Process: My School Conversation Phase

... to document process stages...

Drawing in Process: My School Conversation Phase
Drawing in Process: My School Conversation Phase

... and write ideas on.

Drawing in Process: My School Conversation Phase

I created a web page as repository for the conversations, drawings, results and the 'Ambiguous Library'.

Drawing in Process: My School Conversation Phase
Drawing in Process: My School Conversation Phase

Illustrations as communication and project documents.

My first pages of drawing and note taking for the My School project. Created during the conversation with Stephen Gage at the Bartlett.Conversations, with Steven Gage at the Bartlett.Conversation with Wayne McGregor at the Royal Opera House.I started creating 'process cards' from the conversations...Which we used to distill and document results... to document process stages...Drawing in Process: My School Conversation Phase... and write ideas on.I created a web page as repository for the conversations, drawings, results and the 'Ambiguous Library'.Drawing in Process: My School Conversation PhaseIllustrations as communication and project documents.

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