For the academic year 2015-2016 I have been the Commissioner of External Affairs of study association Industrial Design Lucid. As the Commissioner of External Affairs I took responsibility for the financial income of the association and the facilitation of career oriented activities.
I collaborated intensely with an ambitious group of people that complements each other’s character and qualities and all strive towards the same main goals. This setting created rest and stability which made it possible for me to focus on my own development. Perhaps this is even the major thing I learnt; not always to please but to do what is beneficial for me. My function as Commissioner of External Affairs also attributed to this change of attitude, since a significant part of my job was negotiating. During the negotiations and conversations I had with a lot of different companies, I learnt a lot about (professional) communication.
I had to adapt my vision on assumptions, since I experienced these can be useful as a preparation, as long as you focus on verifying and adapting them to the situation. In this process I learnt to listen in between the lines and translate this into what not had been said. This skill supported me in my role as a mediator, even as my developed skills in abstracting situations and looking at the bigger picture.
- Core Development
- Business & Entrepreneurship
- Creativity & Aesthetics
- User & Society
- Design & Research Processes
You had 6 clear and relevant goals for your development to be challenged during this board year. All six points are nicely addressed in your showcase, and based on these goals you have brought clear evidences of your development as a designer, which go beyond what you seem to expect in your PDP.