Gurus Day is a day that people from industry very kindly give up their time to come along and see what we're getting up to. They offer advice and tell us about their transitions from uni to the real world of employment within the design industry.
We had to make up boards detailing our findings so far...
I'm looking into tent design or a service for festivals. There are a few of these campaigns that have not long began, would I make a product to support these campaigns??
I got some feedback, a lot of it conflicted but it made me aware that theres a variety of ideas that I could explore.
I played about with Illustrator and Photoshop to make a fun background that looks like a campsite for my boards. I quite like the colours that I've chosen. I feel it shows that I want my idea to be fun.
Stewart Pleace - Service designer
Make a tent for the rent-a-tent market
Minimal Viable Product - Make a product before going for the fancy stuff/added extras
I must chat to festivals
Jamie Kunka - Ex student and creator of Occams Razor Skis
Money off tickets is good
Service design should be my afterthought
Work on engineering a tent
Making it too eco will bump the price
Add cool festival features
Findlay (?) - Ex student and UX Designer in London
Try making it from bamboo
Solve one part of the issue
Encourage behaviour change
Rent a tent again - focus on the service
Speak to organisers over linked in
Speak to tent manufacturers
Focus on recycling them after
Heather - Head of design at Hallmark
What would benefit the issue the most?
Interview people who take down tents
Find out where they are reused
A different take on rent-a-tent
Paul - Has his own design workshop in Dundee
An umbrella mechanism
Find the cheapest ways of making using sustainable materials