Within the initial ideation process of my Digital Artefact i brainstormed possible project outcomes, finalised my project idea, and began posting content on my Red bubble account which i used for my artefact. LenelleRose Designs is essentially a Redbubble account which i will use to post photography and art content created by myself. This content is then able to be made through the Redbubble Organisation into tangible objects such as homewares, stickers, device cases, etc. These objects are then able to be sold to Redbubble’s already acquired audience of artists, and art lovers, allowing content creators to make money from their products and get feedback from a large audience.
When thinking and exploring the possibilities for my project, and how i was going to create engaging content for an audience, i referred to Pam Moore’s (2019) ‘How to Curate content like a pro, and build your brand in 2019′. In this article she outlines important elements of content which can improve relevance, and success. These elements can include incorporating “interesting angles” and curating content with an “original perspective”. Keeping this in mind, i posted some initial ‘test’ posts on the redbubble page in order to hopefully gain some feedback from my audience. From this feedback i could iterate my content creation and expand the spectrum of content i was producing.
Throughout the development of this project i wish to not only follow the FIST principle of content creation, but also use this principle as the fundamental base of all my content i produce. The images are easy to capture and collate into collections (as i do this in my free time anyways), simple to edit with my current software (lightroom), free to produce and upload, and quick to produce large amounts of content. As shown above, i have already gathered encouraging feedback from others in the Redbubble community. According to Plattner, H. (2010) in order to
“Create meaningful innovations, you need to know your users and care about their lives”Plattner, H. (2010) Pg. 2
Plattner also discusses in ‘An introduction to design thinking process guide’ how to observe. engage and listen to your audience in order to grasp how to improve content creation and make it meaningful. In order to make this applicable to my project, i have taken aboard current feedback and have made slight changes and improved diversity through my posts. This has thus far included not only posting nature images but also street art, and animal images. These categories will become more diverse as the project develops, however this is my progress so far through the ideation stages. I have observed that all feedback has been positive so these changes are based primarily on my own desires to delve into other equally meaningful subjects.
Through this project i aim to bring awareness and an awakening to the beauty that surrounds us in everyday life, in the simple aspects of everything we do and see. With more appreciation for the simple things come’s gratitude for the lives we live and everything we are surrounded by. As my project progresses into the ‘Prototype’ stages i am to refine my content creation into specific categories and post regularly each week (my aim being 3-4 posts per week). I also aim to work on a photography series piece which will incorporate one certain topic into a collage of images to post on Redbubble.
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