The process used in my work follows the design thinking process. It is not a linear process.
Before starting a new project, knowing why this project exists is important. What is the challenge we are looking at? What is the context? Who will be impacted? For whom are designing for?
Especially when tackling wicked problems, redefining the design challenge is helpful. Having a focus based on the insights from the discovery stage
This is the ideation stage where no ideas will be discriminated!! Let’s be bold with creativity
While this seems to be the last step, it requires actually continuous development. Piloting the design outcome, getting feedback, making changes, testing again, repeat
All the projects I have undertaken has also been a learning experience. Putting into practice existing knowledge and skills, polishing and improving my skills, learning from others and self-teaching myself through trial and error.
Stories are told and shared during the process. Stories of the people/community the project is designed for, stories of the team, my own personal stories. This is one of the ways I believe people connect to each other and their surroundings.
I acknowledge Gadigal of the Eora nation on the lands where I am residing and working. I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging and celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal peoples and their ongoing cultures and connections to the lands and waters of NSW.