Before my junior year, I decided to go to a workshop at Harrington, which ran to address the natural disaster that occurred in Joplin, Missouri. As a group, we discussed the issue, how it was/should be dealt with, and how design could capture what we needed it to capture. After some exercises, we parted ways to work on our own designs. In the end, I chose to create something bright, bringing the feeling of hope to the disaster instead of loss. It was simple and recognizable so that even those who were not aware would understand that Joplin needed help.
The workshop was a great experience. The exercises we did as a group made us think outside of the box, as well as see what others imagined in their minds when they designed.