Bionics can be defined as the application of biological solutions to architecture, design, engineering and modern technology systems. It is a good tool that has contributed to the formation of design, either by providing natural models as examples of several concepts, or through the application of many design solutions in different fields: material engineering, medicine, technological implements and architecture, among others.
Showing articles with tag: Creative Process.
Creative work is often a solitary process. The image of a designer sitting in front of his/her computer for hours, drawing, trying out new ideas, both moving forward and backward, is very familiar to those working in this field. There are several techniques that help us in this sense, like Sleep Writing, the moodboards and other processes we have already addressed in this journal.
But loneliness is not always a part of the creative process. There are projects in which we need to work collectively and sometimes, choosing the best concepts with so many people involved might prove to be a difficult challenge, both from the point of view of quality and the sensitivities of the participants.
Holidays are around the corner in most of the countries and for any average person this means rest, sunny beaches or beautiful mountains (depending on your taste), trips, etc. But we all know that designers are on a different level; designers do not rest, even if they are on holidays, they are constantly thinking of that little problem they were not able to solve before closing the studio for the holidays, or even worse, they start analysing everything that surrounds them: if they are in a museum, they spend more time studying the design of a display cabinet than looking at the work of art it contains; or if they go to a restaurant on the other side of the world, instead of studying the menu to choose something different they have not tasted before, they concentrate on the design of the basin in the restroom or the décor of the place or even the lamps hanging from the ceiling. In short, there are things that never change.
We have already mentioned several creativity techniques in this journal that have been conceived to help you solve a problem or to overcome a creative block.
The one we present today is fairly special because it is carried out… while sleeping. But, regardless of how easy and appealing this technique may appear, you need to prepare yourself for it to work.
Are you starting a new project and you find yourself sitting in front of a blank page for hours? The client is requesting the design and you have not even started it yet? Do you have plenty of ideas but do not know how to narrow them down? If you are familiar with any of these situations, we now present a possible solution or even a way of starting a project and moving forward in your creative process. This moodboard will allow you to select, organize and have a clearer picture of your goal when designing.
The attendees had the chance of participating in an interesting educational workshop with Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda, both of them architects engaged in creative photography. In this theoretical and practical workshop, they learned to observe and represent architectural spaces from a new perspective. The aim was to create — and not simply take — their own photographs in a space as unique as the Roca Barcelona Gallery.
In order to continue with the series on tools aimed at the fostering of creativity and the improvement of abilities and exploratory attitudes –quite useful in the design process– today we present the 'Six Thinking Hats’ technique.
Winners of the Roca One Day Design Challenge from Portugal and Poland had the opportunity of participating in a very useful and fun workshop, Be Colour for One Day, led by Marta Aymerich, founder of Way and brand communication specialist with an important accent on colour and its emotional uses.
Creative ideas do not always come to us right when we need them. Furthermore, they sometimes appear at unearthly hours or in the most unusual places. But there are specific times in which we need to open a window to creativity, regardless of how blocked it is, and we need to let talent flow. But we are not alone… There are countless creativity techniques and tools that can help us develop new ideas, solve problems or establish a path we had not identified before.
The winners of the One Day Design Challenge Spain 2016 edition took part in a Manual Thinking workshop, led by Tomoko Sakamoto, as part of Roca’s best interest to further develop young talent and creativity.