I have recently left a crafts based degree course, basically because I came to the realisation that Industrial or Product Design was more suited to my talents, my interests and where I want to be in life. I had my first university interview yesterday for a BSc Product Design and it went pretty well (I got accepted ) BUT this was a university with quite a low profile for design and I have some coming up at more high profile universities and was looking for some advice based on the feedback I got from my interview yesterday.
To be honest, I’ve come from a very ‘arts and crafts’ background… I excelled at Product Design throughout high school and ended up doing my AS Level in it at the age of 16, but I was so desperate to not stay at my school’s sixth form college I bolted to another college, which was excellent but definately more arts and crafts heavy, and I feel that there is nothing that really demonstrates my abilities or desire to study product design, and this came up during questioning… Thankfully I feel I answered the question ‘Ok… But why Product Design?’ very well, but I would like something new for my portfolio.
So, essentially I’m looking for an idea that I can work on with very very limited facilities at home… Probably just a low level design brief. I have a good knowledge or materials, processes and mechanics… What I really need is a ‘jumping off’ point to get me going, and I’m just looking for a bit of direction. Sooooo, any suggestions?
Any help would be massively appreciated, and thanks for taking the time to read such a long post!