The class is 4 hours every day for 2 weeks, with a major project that is done in combo with homework and in-class review.
I’m not sure, but I think you can download or print the lecture content from Issuu though I haven’t made it expressly openly available as I may re-package the content later in a more available/restricted format (ie. a textbook or PDF or for download from my own site).
At the moment I’m living in Mexico-City, which is still a bit far from Monterrey for me unfortunately. So, although I would love to attend your course I think it will be impossible due to distance and staying there for 2 weeks at a hotel or something. So close yet so far…
How did you come up with Monterrey by the way? Next time Mexico-City perhaps?
Thanks. ya, it was a great experience. The school does indeed have some nice looking facilities too, and an interesting programme structure. They cover all sorts of disciplines from ID to fashion to graphics, arch, and more. My course was a foundation level course so I had all sorts of students with different backgrounds which also made it quite unique.
We did a number of things. There were two larger projects -
a cardboard furniture project where they had to figure out a problem, user, scenario, and do a bit of design and prototyping
an analysis and problem solving charrette to improve the school’s cafe. we looked at the efficiency of the system, menu redesigns, line management, all sorts of things and brainstormed solutions to specific distilled problems.
We also did a lot of smaller exercises. Stuff like taking two random words (one of the pics above) and putting them together a making a movie plot and poster based on it (ie. Mountain Fish). Also did some classics like brainstorming 100 different uses for a pencil…
I actually planned a lot of activities we didn’t get to do too!
It’d be cool if sometime you did a webinar - I’m sure you would do a heck of a lot more interesting stuff than some of the ones on IDSA I listen in on. Maybe you can get in that circuit, especially for footwear
thanks. I might look into the webinar thing. I’ve never really thought of it, or seen any. I am actually seeing though if I might be able to develop further workshop programs independently, but at this point just in concept stage…