I think my engagement with research this unit has been quite good and I have found it to be useful. My trips to oxford and London to look at galleries and museums proved quite inspiring and impacted upon my final piece. I think my contextual research was the most influential however as this research allowed my to further understand my design process and the process of manufacture I had chosen. I think that I may have benefited from doing more research earlier on in the project as it may have influence my ideas different. For example I didn’t really look into other materials to print in until nearer the end of the unit, if I had maybe I could have got a couple of test pieces printed. My experimentation with Grasshopper and the research I have done into that has probably had the greatest impact on my work. Grasshopper is something that I think will become integral within my practice, and so the research I have conducted in this unit along with future research will have a dramatic effect on the objects I design. I think I have struggled with evidencing my research and this is something I need to improve upon, so that I can revisit it something I have struggled with as a result of not keeping a record of it.
I am quite happy with my choice of material and processes in this unit, I think 3D printing was very appropriate for the generative design I was doing as I wasn’t limited to objects I thought I could make. This approach was aided by the broadness of my research however I would have benefitted from doing some of the research a little bit earlier
My main motivation with in this unit was to innovate objects of intricacy through generative design, I think these motivations relate to my practice quite well, as I am focusing my practice upon generative design and modern manufacturing processes. This unit has allowed me to experiment a lot with generative design and as a result I have been able to learn a lot from this which I believe will have a great impact on my future practice.