Thursdays at Uni
You should read Tuesdays with Morrie. Which has nothing to do with anything but I thought I’d just say so anyway….
It’s been an interesting day. I amazingly have classes all day with my friend Kellie – of which I am very pleased about.
Currently Thursdays mean Package Design, a lecture then a tute. It’s totally different to anything I’ve done before. Our brief is based on a fair dinkum real package design competition, we are still looking at last years brief as the new one hasn’t quite made it out. Bizarre. I’m a little strapped for ideas. Basically we have to create packaging for an existing product that is: economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. So… know any products that are packaged badly then eh?
The lecturer is quite unusual… in that he doesn’t really endear himself in the usual way (if there is one?). Slagging off other uni’s??? I frankly wasn’t that impressed. I believe that you can have perfectly healthy competition without being rude and elbow-like. He clearly doesn’t. I also don’t care if I’m not mean enough for the corporate design world, that’s not who I want to be.
The afternoon bought Interactive Design for Web Technologies. Quite the contrast. It’s being tandem-taught by two guys and seriously, it was the best and clearest (as well as slightly entertaining) taught tech-related class that I’ve ever come across. And I’ve had a few now. Today did bring very basic html but I’m sure forcing me to go over the basics can’t do too much harm.
As it so happens, our first assignment is to create a html/css based portfolio of our work. Damn. Check what I’ve been doing lately (unofficial launch). Here we go again. No happy little blog platform to lean on now. Gosh I love WordPress.
I am slightly dreading the second half of the semester as all prior interactions with Flash have never been pretty… I’d love to be able to use it, I seriously would, but oh to get my head around the thing. Animation and I aren’t the best of friends.
Or perhaps it is just my lack of patience?
image from here… yes I’m getting better at this!