Design Domain Part 1

Brief requirements

“The core deliverables for Part 1 of of this project involve the design and production of a proposal of research and ideas relating to the themes of Design Domain, and the collation of associated media created throughout your research.”

Monday 30th November 2017

Symposium Speakers:

Talk 1. ACTION: Darren Cullen 11.15-12.00

Talk 2. BODIES: Patrick Tresset 12:30-1.15

Talk 3. IDENTITIES: Sister Outrider 2.30-3.15

Talk 4. Adele Patrick 3.45-4.45


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Imposter syndrome

Tuesday 7 November 14:55 2017


-feeling like a bad friend/person if you don’t answer somebody right away

– Imposter syndrome-Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalise their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”.

Because of the internet we feel like we could constantly expand our knowladge and educate ourselves. This puts a pressure on us and anytime we are doing something that doesn’t fit with our work ethic, like for example watching tv, we feel guilty meaning we are in a constant state of stress and anxiety feeling as though we can’t fulfil our ‘purpose’.

This was obviously a problem for people before the internet however I think back then people could separate work from pleasure whereas now many people see their home, desk or computer as a work space.

This has a clear link to Marxism – do more research.


Could the fact that we can now put off our conversations and answer things later or having the option to press later/tomorrow on an update suggest it’s harder for people to be decisive? Since decisions mostly don’t have to be made on the spot could this be the reason for procrastination in real life? And when an email has to be answered right away or a choice for an event on your social media has to be made before a deadline does this stress us out and cause anxiety?

All of these questions would vary for individuals depending on how they use their phone/the Internet.

Technology enforcing negative emotions




inspiration- reference links

Click to access ac5ff6c789089b852c11106eb44500567078.pdf

-observation- articles about parental guilt often show up

Click to access PSYCH_2014091715410990.pdf


idea – make a program using bold words like guilt, depression, stress, failure (expressive piece)

Thursday 14:25 9/11/17

Paul’s mindmap

Screen Shot 2017-11-09 at 14.24.21

Main interest: Identities – public/private

No time for privacy as phones allow us to be available at all times therefore no hiding from society anymore.

My first thought mind map (re-create this on Xmind for the InDesign proposal)


13/11/17 10:38

“It seems common practice. After a long day at work, sometimes you just want to turn on the TV or play a video game to relax, decompress. This is supposed to make you feel better. But, a recent study published in the Journal of Communication, by researchers at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, and VU University Amsterdam, found that people who had high stress levels after work and engaged in television viewing or video game play didn’t feel relaxed or recovered, but had high levels of guilt and feelings of failure.”

“We are starting to look at use as a cause of depletion. In times of smartphones and mobile Internet, the ubiquitous availability of content and communication often seems to be a burden and a stressor rather than a recovery resource.”

Click to access PSYCH_2014091715410990.pdf

“Stress, worry, and feelings of guilt are common among those who procrastinate recurrently.”

“Procrastination is not only associated with negative consequences for the activity being delayed but is also related to decreased well-being, poorer mental health, lower performance, and financial difficulties”- (Sirios, 2007; Stead, Shanahan, & Neufeld, 2010; Tice & Baumeister, 1997; O’Donoghue & Rabin, 1999).

Nick Arvanitis, head of research and resource development (workplace) at the mental health not-for-profit agency beyondblue, says that demands on workers have increased in the past 10 years, especially as new communications technology has taken work out of the traditional workplace.

“People are not only working longer hours in the office but are taking work home more often,” he says. “There is a belief that you have to do it to keep up. Tied to that is a common feeling that people feel guilty if they try to switch off. They feel as if they are not pulling their weight.”

7 guilt-free ways to switch off

  1. Step back. Give yourself an opportunity to disconnect. Turn off phone notifications and sign out of social media. Be open to asking for help or delegating. Say no to more demands on your time.
  2. Reduce the tech. Useful as smartphones and email are, the downside is constant connectivity, so work is difficult to leave behind. Make a conscious effort to leave work at the office: don’t check for business messages at home, and find a form of recreation that does not involve a screen.
  3. Get creative. Keeping a journal, as well as undertaking non-work writing, is a good way to clear the mind. It can help to build imagination and “mindfulness”. Drawing, or even going to an art gallery, can provide a pathway to preventing overload and resetting the brain.
  4. Take rest breaks. After every 20 minutes of sitting at your workstation, take a short walk away from it. When you finish a long phone call, take four slow, steady breaths. At the end of the day, change out of your work clothes into casual ones.
  5. Organise time for yourself. This might include taking up a sport, going on a camping trip, spending time with the family, wandering through a plant nursery or a botanical garden – and while doing so do not thinking about anything work-related.
  6. Take a few deep breaths. At the start and end of each day, and after incidents of stress, take a series of deep breaths. Focus on the depth of each breath, and count the duration of each breath. A good rate of breathing is between 10 and 14 breaths a minute.
  7. Put aside the guilt. Fighting workplace stress through organised relaxation means moving from quantity of hours to quality of output. Making time for yourself, and caring for your mental and physical health, will lead to greater effectiveness. Breaking routinised patterns of work can lead to improved innovation and productivity.


guilt and advertisement

How shame and guilt can be used to your advantage in marketing

Fear tends to have the side effect of disempowering the person who sees it, so they can be very powerfully affected but lose their sense of urgency. They think: ‘this thing is so terrible that I can’t do anything about it so there’s no point in acting’. Mark Lund, COI

internet access

Final Proposal


Feedback sheet from the exhibition



I am exited to see what I will create for the second part of design domain based on this proposal. I’m glad I had a chance to draw for this project again as I created my own illustrations and drawings relating to what each section of my proposal was about. I also like that the colour scheme seemed to run throughout the whole proposal and the diagram at the start helped explain how I intended to link all these issues together and how I believe they linked together. I researched a lot about my topics and hopefully I have put across some new outlooks like procrastination being positive for example.


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