Design Process

Recently, I have been trying to come up with an early draft of a design process model for designing new patterns from existing patterns of national/international significance to particular cultures. For example if a designer working for a major retailer was asked to come up with some new Paisley Patterns for a particular range of garments/products aimed at a particular demographic, how should/would they go about this in a way that would facilitate a successful solution within contemporary constraints and which would be acceptable to the culture to which the patterns are representative. I will now show you the first stage draft and invite comments positive and negative but hopefully constructive. No process model can include the vital design factors of intuition and creativity. These are considered implicit in the model and what is shown and looked for is the explicit steps or stages taken. My next blog will show the results of an exercise undertaken by a graphic designer using the model as a basic construct. Please send any comments you wish to make to t.cassidy@leeds.ac.uk.

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