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The Student Organiser

In order to clear up my work in progress with student projects and make space for the latest post-university projects (aka after assessment!) I am cleaning up the categories, but here are the CSM-specific categories just in case of need:
(and don’t forget to scroll down if you want to read through the development of a project from start to finish!)

Projects done around CSM

Year Two at Central Saint Martins (2012-2013):
Unit 5
Visual Language: International Klein Blue
Book/Building:
Liberty’s Department Store into Flipbooks, a building translated into a book
Yves Klein by himself, a book translated into a building
Blast/Bless: Postcards from London, Luxembourg and Paris

Unit 6 – The Bigger Picture

Unit 7
Time is of the Essence: Student Organiser
What if Music Could Be Seen: Musical Perception
Pop Up Shop: &London Notebooks

Context / Dissertation
Unit 8-9

Year Three at Central Saint Martins (2013-2014):
Unit 10
Home Town: Luxembourg(ish)
The Value of an Image
A Do Something But Not Anything Manifesto
Public/Personal Space

TSI (Typography Special Interest Group)

Final Year Digital

Bookbinding

Events & Exhibitions

Competitions & Collaborations & Live Briefs
Karstadt
Barnard & Westwood
Font Aid IV
Lacoste

An Illustration Workshop
An Internship at the Imprimerie du Marais
Afterall
Art Auction 2013 Catalogue
D&AD British Council
D&AD Monotype

 

I am currently getting my student organiser from the calendar/time is the essence brief ready for assessments. The week has been changed to seven equal days (in comparison to a shared Saturday/Sunday column) and I replaced the monthly overview with the term overview. The stamps stayed the same, but I am thinking about adding “raw” stamps (meaning erasers) so that users could form them according to their moods and change/replace them easily. Unfortunately the A5 is too large as a size to transform into a stamp (which was my initial idea, to make it as affordable and reusable as possible), so I included three sets of ten weeks and a term overview pads. There are also the card pads for the to-do list and legend that goes with the stamp. In order to have some kind of pad paper, I binded the pages together (in their respective stacks) so that it is possible to rip out a page and carry it along with you, although the stacks aren’t very heavy to carry. The paper used is recycled paperback which is better to write on and still keeps a similar look to the sugar paper thus making it look ready to use instead of being too nice/prestigious to write on. I sticked to the simple green/black colour scheme, but realised that it would be possible to vary the colours for the three terms, even though this make them more even and equal.
I have been thinking and thinking about how I could package this without creating a huge box to carry it around with and as I want to keep it as simple as possible.

The whole set is meant to be as affordable as possible as well as reusable (through photo-copying or stamping the week schedules onto different papers).

ok, so I’ve just caught myself using my own project templates to plan the days ahead of me instead of my usual blank spare paper, which is probably a good sign.

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I might have to increase the spaces for the days, as they can get quite filled if there is a lot of detail to put, as well as separating Saturday and Sunday as full days. The “Notes” part might not be needed and I could replace it with a space for legend explications for the stamps.

Printed on paper, there are different sheets to be used: The weekly template, Monday-Friday Sat/Sunday until 1 am, one until 3 am, and one with the whole week as well as a monthly view. Additionally there is also a month sheet as well as a to-do list sheet and a legend sheet for the stamps. I made the formats standard A5 and A6 in order to make them as commonly useable and affordable.

The stamps are simple forms (for now created out of erasers) that can be easily individualised and customised, but there are more variations of stamps to follow, such as a ‘DONE’ stamp.

The pages are separate for now so that you can take them with you wherever you want. I am still thinking about creating the templates as stamps as well, but they might still be too big for that.

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We don’t really have a designed calendar, it’s either the iCal or GoogleCalendar, which isn’t up-to-date and only gives a vague idea of what is happening. But my goal is not to design one specific calendar for this route, but rather more to develop a calendar that helps individual students to see what they have on their program and organise it accordingly to their time schedules, projects and briefs.

To show one schedule of every single brief and course on one page a week is not the point of my calendar. Instead I am giving elements from which each one can build up a schedule for their own.