So much for that “every week” thing. Alas, alack, I’m moving on and so should you.

After a bit of sorting out and stressing, my concept idea has in fact become a concept. One I have now presented without being told to leave college and never return. So that’s a plus. It’s something of a concern for me that my product has turned into six products, but we’ll worry about that when we have to.

End of week one, semester 2 so that’s it concept developed, on to refinement of design. Which means all my wonderful abstract notions need shapes, bother.

I won’t make promises I now know I won’t keep, and if I set deadlines that I miss I’ll give up entirely. Talk to you when I talk to you


Today I believe I determined what my FYP product is actually going to be, shit just got real. Literally. No longer is “my FYP” an abstract series of poorly planned research and ideation sketches of things powered by unicorn tears. It’s a real thing that I can plausibly build and people might actually consider buying.

So I hereby pledge commitment to a weekly Friday recap on all things FYP, as well as to the actual project.

After arsing around for two days (though I was in studio from at least 10-3 both days, so snaps for me), I met my supervisor, had a quick chat on requirements for the next presentation, got over excited and ordered things to turn into prototypes.

It wore off pretty quickly though. With the Logitech focus group on Wednesday afternoon, I felt justified in taking the entire day off. And the entire next day.

But today, I came back swinging and now know what I’m going to spend the next two weeks doing, before being shot down horribly in crit. Until then, all smiles


So Christmas break…

Class doesn’t start back until the 26th, but with an FYP to be doing you’re expected to use every second available to you. And I had intended to. Up until New Years Day, I SWORE to myself I would be back in the studio on Monday the 5th.

I arrived in Limerick on the evening of Tuesday the 6th, from there it took me until Thursday afternoon to drag myself into studio. Have I mentioned I live 90 seconds from the studio building? I literally have to walk across a car park. Anyway, I wandered in at half 12, tidied my desk and left an hour later.

I tried again today, making it in at the ungodly hour of 10am. Blaming the empty studios lack of energy for my lack of progress vis a vis process book, I left 3hrs later and totally feel like I earned the 5 episodes of Harpers Island I watched this afternoon.