Design Fiction

Tasked with a new innovative concept that could contribute towards our Smart City. Our concept complements tourism and residents, we have designed a concept which involves Augmented Glasses which provide the user with details on local companies (review, menu’s) and the ability to give tourist;s a Smart-er City Guide.

Below i have attached a pdf of our Design Fiction

The making of our group video project on the Hunt Museum

THE HUNT MUSEUM

Firstly, i’d like to thank The Hunt Museum and our Interviewee for allowing us to use there organisation as part of our video project.

We(students) were assigned into groups to create a short video based on a local organisation, trust or a charity. A busy schedule of the initial organisation allowed for flexibility in choosing our organisation.

Our chosen organisation was the Hunt Museum. The Hunt Museum holds a collection of over 2,000 original artifact, gathered by John and Gertrude Hunt during their lifetime. The collection includes artwork from the great Picasso and Jack B Yeats. A landmark in Limerick City.

First initial contact of The Hunt was made via telephone by me, our arranged interview was 10 o’clock the next morning, an excellent response rate. We met with the Education Adviser Assistant of The Hunt, we then recorded our interviewee using a microphone. We asked questions like ‘how does your organisation support local communities?’ and ‘what are your UN sustainable development goals?’. After we recorded our interview, our interviewee allowed us to have a walk a walk of the Hunt Museum.  We then video’d a walk through of the collection which we then played with recorded interview on top. This allowed us to create a visual and educational representation of THE HUNT.

 

 

 

‘Copyleft’ & Creative Commons

‘CopyLeft’ and Creative Commons

My latest blog post is related to the benefits and issues I have with Copyleft. At a time when there are so many digital creations online, designers faced with the challenge of producing more work, as more work circulates online. Creative Commons allows for users to share, reuse and remix original work and can be used as a great tool for getting noticed in the digital community. As a student of creative media design, free software plays an essential role in personal development and academic development as a designer.

.Copy Right, CopyLeft, Creative Commons

Climate Change

Recycling

Image courtesy of: The Journal.

The bane of humanity. Will there be an end? and if so, will it likely be as a result of our own doings? There is very little impact an individual can do in his/her attempts to tackle this global crisis, so whats the point in doing any? when you have. Mass Cor-operate Industries profiting from the cheap over use of fossil fuels and  in protecting co-operate interests.Cuts on global organisations whose primary concern is about the care of our planet and forfeiting of environmental agreements to maximize profit margins for the privileged.

My own personal attempts to combat the crisis include switching reusing bottles for drinking and making food at home, to cut back on packaging, I have also switched to organic fruit and vegetable eating them raw or boiled which has minimal packaging wastage and carrying around my goods in my backpack and not plastic bags. I have also made my bicycle my main source of transport, getting me too and from work and university, averaging about 10-15 kilometers a day. That’s 10 * 365 = 3’650 kilometers a year of distances i travel, causing little or no effect at all on our planets Eco-system.

Us as humans on this dying planet must take it upon yourself to help preserve our earth.Recent figures show that 98% of Irish citizens have switched to recycling. Which is great news! However recycling contamination is still a huge problem, by putting the wrong things in the green bins, ruining the materials that can be reused. According to Citizen Information recyclable materials include :-

  • Plastic Bottles
  • Glass
  • Aluminium
  • Paper
  • Food Tins
  • Textiles

With advent use and encouragement on the topic on recycling and climate care is and an essential part of setting the correct mindset for the generations of humans still to come and call this place home. Do it for them, not yourselves. Because preserving humanity should be a common interest shared by people in all corners of planet Earth.