Taxonomy Brief

October 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

Taxonomy brief

Project/Assessment requirements:

– Gather your collection through ‘primary’ methods – any photographs must be your own creation
(and not gathered via internet image searches).
– Your research will need to be thematically clear and you should be prepared to present and justify
it weekly.
– Your research and project development should be presented in logical format, via your blog, and
should be annotated with written reflection.

Project/Assessment task:

>Collect 30 artifacts or images of the same type.

>Produce an animation or a body of design that communicates the taxonomies and cultural insights within this collection.

>The target audience are young, design aware students from Hong Kong.

>We will communicate with this audience via online methods, through our blogs and twitter.

>From my collection I will develop the most appropriate concept and produce a cohesive body of work.

>Presentation of the work may be a number of static images or designs, moving image, virtual display, animation or physical installation.

The University of Huddersfield has a large Chinese community, I could choose to approach some of these students and possibly gain an opinion from them on the subject.

What is taxonomy?

– the practice and science (study) of classification of things or concepts, including the principles that underlie such classification.
To Do:

– Explore objects and data

– Explore things within my interest, I can then define my content.

– Explore the relationships of my chosen 30 things.

– Create a list of things i can do with my 30 things.

– Check out museums and how they collect and present their collections.

– Look at books in the library on collections

If it’s 30 of the same exact same thing, like the same coffee cup, then you could look at these factors:

  • who’s used it?
  • What’s been in it?
  • Where has it moved? etc.
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