SUDes: Last Weeks Before Christmas Break

These are pictures from the last week that people were working on projects in studio to a couple of pictures during our final review.

This is from our final review, during a fika break. If there is one thing you will learn about coming to Sweden is that you don’t mess around with fika time. This is in the Full Scale Room. Sometimes there are reviews like this, and other times this is where people are art classes, or where furniture is being displayed etc.

SUDes Studio: Main Room

This space was normally where we would have our lectures for SUDes class. However, as you can see now it is being used for extra space. If you are a design student, I am sure this is probably a familiar site, and yes, the madness does continue in graduate school. 🙂

SUDes Studio Space: Room 2

This is a picture taken inside of one of the 3 rooms that are off of the main room. We sort of had our own wing of the building as it were, which was pretty nice. Yes, there was lots of chaos. It wasn’t like this all the time, but it did get pretty crazy.

SUDes Studio Space: Room 1

This is another room, looking from the 2nd room. Some of the things that I personally really liked about the studio spaces we have. 1. The windows do in fact all open up. It may not seem like a big deal, but having fresh air is wonderful at times. 2. There is an entire wall of windows. It allows for a lot of natural light to come through, and when you spend a lot of hours all day at studio it is nice to see natural light. 3. They have computers that can be used by anyone in all the studios. This was especially helpful, because some of the files we worked with are large. The programs are in English, so no need to worry about not being able to read the text. However, there are not enough computers for everyone in studio to use the computers all at once. Even though I did use these computers a lot, I always had my own laptop. I know that some of the people in my class were wondering if the school would give out copies of programs such as AutoCad, or Adobe Creative Suite – to answer that they don’t. 4. The desks are all ergonomic, so you can raise and lower them as much or as little as you like. 5. There is a lot of room to pin up stuff and store stuff. In this photo you can see the grey wall, every studio has two of those grey walls that you can pin stuff from floor to ceiling. Also every room does have locker space, and each desk has a large drawer that can be locked up. This was especially useful because hauling design supplies back and forth is not fun. Also to note, you can access A-huset any time you want if you are a design student. So you use your student key to get into the building and to get onto the floor, however, the individual studio spaces do not require a card. 6. There are a variety of small rooms, and other rooms which can be used for a variety of functions. When I was working in a group, we took advantage of this a lot. However, they can also be great if you let’s say want to make a skype call back home too and you don’t want to leave studio, but you don’t want to disturb people either.

SUDes Studio Space

Here is a picture of a person’s desk – to be honest, a lot of people’s desks looked like this.

SUDes Studio Space

Here is a photo of a person’s model. This one they did use a laser cutter, however it is not required to use the laser cutter, so if you don’t know how – don’t panic. You can use whatever you want to make your model. This year, we even had someone use glitter on their model.

SUDes Studio Space

Here is a girl from my class working on her model. This model turned out great by the way, and the reviewers loved it.

SUDes Final Review

Here is another picture showing people’s final projects.

 

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