During my Masters I have researched design methods in order to employ my creative skills to their best. I have researched different ways, finding a balance and structure between rational and intuitive ways of working. I analysed interdisciplinary subjects, nature and stones, material explorations, experience and atmosphere.
I wrote a glossary with the main topics in my research and explained how I ‘see’ these words.
Journey—Moving through space when you are in connection with your surroundings and are aware of the details around, almost like time is standing still. You start to see the relations and lines between places.
Poetic—knowing there is something (in a thing, moment, experience, atmosphere) you can’t pin down. But you feel extra alive, grounded and in connection.
Place—the time you open your senses to your surroundings and take everything in. Look beyond what you see. You are not observing anymore, you are being there.
Memory—looking or thinking at a certain thing triggers you to go back to that certain moment. Not only visually, you are able to ‘feel’ and are able to describe all tiny details as other sensory aspects.
Sensory—using not only your sight but also your whole body as a tool to analyse ‘something’. You need to be in connection with the ‘self’
Elementary—something that is pure, basic and honest. It is non forced, an essence of space, place and object
Flow—a way on which a way of working runs. It goes smoothly and you feel no obstructions, a creative process which is led by intuitive decision-making. It is like a river; it runs automatically, but if you want to go a certain way you can’t force it, you have to guide it.