So to recap on my progress so far for Design factory-
When searching for a problem of some sort, I considered looking for an ongoing issue that we may not be able to permanently stop but we could at least reduce it or make it less of an issue with the help of a design solution. This is where I got the idea to create biodegradable food wrappings for any snack product that still uses plastic to wrap up their food.
I visited the Design Museum to aid my research and the first part of the learning outcome of this project. Although most of the exhibits were not directly relevant to my design idea, it was still relevant for the principle of designing for change, which is the backbone of any design product or concept for Design Factory.
One such design exhibit I decided to analyse was the Boxer Rocket, a trike intended for family use. Part of this analysis task involved finding solutions to improve the design, an example for the Boxer Rocket included my suggestion to use recycled aluminium to build the trike to reduce its cost.
While using research to identify an audience, I learnt that while biodegradable food packaging already exists, there isn’t any invented snack wrappers that will supposedly decompose into the environment. That’s where my design concept comes in to fill this gap.
Since I decided to specialise in illustration, I have used a mixture of digital and traditional methods to show my idea.
When it comes to digital illustration, I normally use Adobe Illustrator to create my work. It produces high quality vector drawings but it can be sometimes time-consuming to create more complex drawings. So to avoid missing the deadline I considered using a new software called Paint tool SAI, a raster graphic-based drawing program that’s designed to be used with a drawing tablet. With the use of free-handing drawing methods in this program, I was able to create parts of my illustrations at a faster pace while still maintaining good drawing quality.