Today I participated in a criticism for the brief outlined as our focus for the responsive module.
I initially was focusing on a brief named 'Embracing Our Differences' which was an ethical brief that tasked students with creating a singular piece of artwork that communicated a message of diversity. However, after assessing the brief against its possible range of development I decided to highlight a new brief.
After dropping the 'Embracing Our Differences' brief I looked at the choice of D&AD briefs. I reviewed the choices and outlined the 'National trust brief' as my new brief of choice. Unfortunatly, this decision was made only a week before the criticism, and therefore I only had the early development stages of the project to present.
The session was started by getting into small critique groups consisting of around five members. We then had around 7 minutes each to present our project progression.
For the session I created some design boards that helped communicate the direction the project is taking.
I also presented a design board displaying some aesthetic research, however the board and file were unfortunately lost. Therefore, I have featured the images it displayed below to give the feedback context.
After I had finished presenting the design boards members of the group gave me feedback regarding the projects progression, appropriateness and audience relevance and possible directions.
- It is good that the campaign addresses both the parents and children.
- Solution successfully answers the brief.
- Collect further research with regards to the stock that the posters will be printed on. (sustainable/biodegradable paper?)
- Proposed poster aesthetic will grab kids attention and evoke them to want to venture into the wild.
- Methods of distribution are well considered, but how could they be pushed further?
- Consider how the campaign could be integrated into schools and kids clubs.
- Consider proposing a website redesign (the redesign should apply to both children and adults like the visual campaign).
- The audience is well considered.
Firstly, the strengths of the current project that were outlined during the criticism consist of;
- Effective campaign that addresses both adults and children.
- Proposed kids poster concept is effective and will engage the audience.
- The audience is well considered, initial campaign is appropriate to them.
Furthermore, feedback received during the criticism also helped to highlight areas of improvement, these areas consist of;
- Further research needs to be collected into possible stock choices, the stock should reflect the natural/green ethos of the featured company.
- The current methods of distribution are well considered, but need to be pushed further to have more impact.
- I should consider how the campaign could be integrated with schools and kids clubs. Children form a large part of my target audience and therefore a focus on distributing the campaign into their environment is important.
- Consider creating a website redesign of the current national trust website. The redesign will create a more consistent company identity and extend the reaches of the campaign.
After analysing the feedback and highlighting the strengths and areas of improvement for the project I outlined the responses I will engage with to help the project progress.
- I will research into sustainable and biodegradable stocks that the posters of the campaign could possibly be printed onto.
- With regards to the distribution of information I want to create a spider diagram exploring further areas that the campaign could be distributed to reach the desired target audience.
- I will consider how the campaign could integrate with schools and kids clubs to further engage the child part of my outlined audiences.
- Finally, I considered creating a website re-design as part of my proposed campaign, however re-designing the website and focusing it on my primary target audience could make the website unsuitable for the other users of the website. Therefore, I will create a spider diagram exploring ideas and concepts regarding the digital aspect of the campaign and how this could integrate with the current national trust identity.