I do not come from an engineering background or area of study, so a design loop is kind of new to me. I do almost all of my creative work digitally through programs like Photoshop and Illustrator. So when I envision something I want to create, I kind of just jump in after some brainstorming. Doing digital work makes it really easy to just experiment and then undo anything I don’t like, so I’ve never had a process like this before because I never felt like there was really a need for it. Doing work with real objects though, is not as forgiving as the Adobe Illustrator eraser button.
For my up cycling project, the biggest area that needs planning is just the actual design that I will choose to create. I needed to decide how elaborate of a design I wanted to try to make. After that, the hammering of the nails into the wood and the threading around the nails is pretty straight forward. Therefore, my design loop process is also pretty straight forward and easy to follow.