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David Bellona, making the packaging for the SVA IxD Festival and Exhibition takeaways: test tubes.
David Bellona, making the packaging for the SVA IxD Festival and Exhibition takeaways: test tubes.

David Bellona, making the packaging for the SVA IxD Festival and Exhibition takeaways: test tubes.

As second-year students — soon to be graduates — prep for the Thesis Show this weekend, a glimpse into some of the last-minute details:

David Bellona‘s process book arrived and designs are finished:

Just finished designs for Canary: an iPhone app that tracks your digital content production and subsequent CO2 emissions. First flight is May 12, 2012.Cooper Smith finished the final flow: The final wireframe flow for my thesis.Erin Moore is going over last-minute details: Yesterday I went through my key screens with Charles [thesis advisor] making sure that my ideas and concepts were being communicated through actionable steps on the screens. Here is a peek inside the day’s activities. I have identified 4 pillars of experience that each part of the experience is focused around: Independence, Confidence/Competence, Generosity, and Sharing. Green post-its indicate where these pillars are manifested in the screens. These have helped me clarify actions, identify holes, and communicate the concept more clearly.Catherine Younggot a practice run:When doing poetry readings just as myself, there was a bit of conversation with the audience when I talk about the process of writing, but during the reading of the actual poem, it was just myself and the text. I felt this while reading the Frost poem to the TEDx crowd—the entire hall was dead silent in contrast to all the other times I was up there. (That was quite fun, actually.) But doing a talk that involved not just a Keynote presentation but an actual creative activity was another world altogether—it’s difficult to assess if everyone was enjoying the activity, although what was great about having a particularly open audience such as this one was that they weren’t afraid of trying new things. And Allison Shaw with a call for action:If anyone wants to help me stamp and write URLs next week, get in touch.

Come see how the story ends at the IN/VISION Festival, Saturday, May 12. Hurry, as only a few seats are left.

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