Documentation Guidelines

Your blog post should cover the following topics:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the steps involved in the production (fabrication) of your workpiece.
  • Document each fabrication step. Include photos and/or video, a description, of what the step was, how it was used, and why it was necessary.
  • Describe the tools that you used. This may be incorporated into the fabrication steps.
  • Discuss the design. Why did you choose it? Were there any inspirations? Include photo documentation from the design stage (such as a scan of photograph your sketch or inspirations).
  • What (if anything) surprised you during the process of fabrication – about the tools, the material, what was easy or hard? What did you learn?
  • Knowing what you know now, if you were to start over again, would you make any changes to your original design design? What is advice that you would send to your former self?
  • If you were to build a similar project, what would you keep the same from this project? What would be different? [The previous question asks: how would you have done this project differently. This question asks: if you could keep this project, and do another project too, what would you do to expand your portfolio and refine your craft.]

You may use the attached instructions to create an IMA blog for the course, but you are not required to do so. You may use another platform such as Google Docs, Google Slides, Dropbox Paper, Notion, etc. The only requirements for your documentation post are:

  • It must be able to incorporate
  • It must be viewable by the instructor and class members. (You may at your discretion restrict your post to only be viewable within NYU. This can be done by creating a Google Doc, or by publishing it at an unguessable URL.)