Today’s theme is ‘bicycle’. I ran through a few ideas including:
- painting with bike tyres
- arty shots of a bike from various angles
- some kind of typography print
Alas, my bike is being mended at the moment, so the painting and photography options were out. I pondered how to do the print but, like Day 11, I’m still trying to build up a collection of appropriate software on my new laptop, so although it sounds like a massive excuse, I just don’t have the tools at my disposal to do the job to the standard I require of myself yet! Fingers crossed someone buys me the latest version of Photoshop at some point…
After all that, I decided that it would be nice to share something that I created for my last Open University course: U101 Design Thinking: Creativity for the 21st Century (an excellent course by the way). Our final project was based around the idea of ‘healthy environments’ and I chose to investigate simple ways in which an office environment could be made healthier. One requirement was to produce a poster encouraging people to do something healthy, so I invented an imaginary company bike scheme and came up with this simple-but-hopefully-effective poster:
Other ideas included a little welcome pack for every employee, including items such as a pot plant, a pedometer, a list of desk exercises, a daylight lamp, a bowl for healthy snacks, a fruit loyalty card, and personalisation options such as a photo frame, a fun name jigsaw for decoration and a desk makeover allowance…and there was also a foray into the concept of lunchtime clubs such as singing or running, in an attempt to get people away from their desks, socialising and perhaps learning something new! I should try and actually implement some of these ideas where I work, shouldn’t I?