My theory is design process is kind of the same across many creative projects – it is just at a different scale or different physical outcomes. In jewellery class, here’s some of my design process
1. CLIENT BRIEF: Triangles
2. VISION/ CONCEPT PHASE: Sketching ideas, google search and maths-geek conversations about triangles with Julia
3. DETAIL DESIGN/ PROTOTYPE PHASE: Determining triangle dimensions and shapes
Utilise paper cut outs to figure out how shapes could hang
4. IMPLEMENTATION PHASE:
Confronted with material constraints (sterling silver being more expensive and me being a cheap ass!).
DESIGN REFINEMENT 1: Halve material and change the design slightly
DESIGN REFINEMENT 2: During saw cutting, the width of triangles also changes.
DESIGN REFINEMENT 3: I’m now rethinking triangle thickness to maximize material, minimize weight to the wearer, and try to create three pendants.