Here is my main mind map and two further developed ones.
On week commencing 10th February, we were instructed to find methods of helping ourselves in our idea generation. Our lecturer taught us about how placing work up on a visible wall could aid in our work process. The idea was that if the work was in plain sight, it could be critiqued and given feedback for.
A few of us who were prepared, put our mind maps up on the designated wall and talked through our workings.
I found that both talking through my work out loud, and being questioned, helped push me further into research and developing my ideas. Challenging ideas and work is key to perfecting what we do as graphic designers, after all, ‘the client is always right’.
This is how I generate ideas. There is a theme per direction the text is written. Everything written in the same direction has something to do with each other, amongst a broader topic area.