The final outcome of Practices and Projects Unit 2 is a portfolio of any format (printed or digital). I first defined portfolio as a collection of works that one is proud of. And by ‘to be proud of’, I meant those works need to be complete, in both content presentation, and most importantly, have to capture some sorts of personal aesthetic and professional skills.
Wrong! I was wrong. Not entirely wrong, but still wrong. It turns out that people as readers and employers, or in this case, my tutors, are more interested in the process of making and learning than the final outcome.
During the past one year, I have been on many different journeys with Projects and Practices. Through all the projects that I have done, it occurs to me that it is not only about what I have learnt, academically, but also, about how I have grown as a person. I sure learnt a lot. Projects & Practices has given me the opportunities to expand my horizons of understanding and depth of various subject knowledge and skills; and to explore my strengths and personalities as I set off each project. Through the making of this portfolio, I have spent some decent time for self-reflection. Though it does not cover everything I have been taught, this portfolio was set to capture my learning curves in the most honest way; and hence (I hope), give a sense of who I am as a design student, the one with that entangled curiosity.