Our group of four pulled out some strong ideas from this task. All having chosen the common subject of ‘Gender Equality and Womens Rights’ we all had a diverse knowledge on the topic and the issues surrounding it. Our discussion and mapping was a suggestion session, sharing articles were have read, ideas we have seen and how we can grow on them to make social change. The process of the group discussion luckily left each individual with a solid direction to explore and a strong problem statement.
We undertook the process by all creating an initial ‘problem statement’ individually. From here we took each statement and placed it in the middle of a large piece of cartridge paper.
We spend 15 minuets pulling apart each of our individual problem statements and creating interesting avenues and finding potential emergent practices which would work for each.
We all had a texta and would put down any ideas which came to our minds and worked off each others ideas to create detailed maps / idea banks. I think we struggles a little as to the meaning of generative design and confused it with coding. But then looking back at the lecture and the example of the tree attometer we realised it was a very open emergent practise with lots of potential.
Our initial maps were rather messy and were essentially like a word vomit of an idea and everything that related to it. This messiness of the task did however allow us to write down anything without being concerned about the depth of the idea, allowing us to be open minded and unbiased of our brainstorm.
From here we cleaned up our maps to highlight 5 possible emergent practice solutions to our problem questions. We also made diagrams of how our process might work.
Finished with our cleaned up idea maps. We are set with directions to explore.
WRITTEN BY ANNA CARMODY