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Monday, 24 December 2007


Re-Design; such a forbidden word for designers. Although some re-design is meant for a better design or a better dream, sometimes it brings nightmare with it too. But this re-design work is not a nightmare, it was rather a different dream... a medieval one!

I was exhausted to the bones to meet the tight deadline. The planners had actually requested for a new re-design scheme. The design scheme had gone through several minor changes. However, this request would be considered as a new job reference because it features a totally different design scheme.

The project's visualisation was supposed to be outsourced to a third party. Since the price quoted for the visual was too expensive and beyond the client's budget, the firm that I'm working for had been appointed to work on the visual as well. This project had previously cost a lot to the company and to re-design would cost a fortune, thus deteriorating their profit margin. I was then brought into the picture to help reduce the cost and soar the company profit.

Personally, I really love the earlier scheme, but at the last minute the client change their brief. A re-design work would usually equate to the re-make of the facade feature, this norm however didn't apply in this case. A totally different planning layout had turned this piece of work into a 'total make over' especially with the project being led by a senior from the housing team. Their approach is different from the way the commercial team tackles it. In a way, we were back to square one. As for me, having given the opportunity to visualise a Medieval dream as imagined by both worlds was a priceless and invaluable experience!

"Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't as all. You can be discouraged by failure - or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember, that's where you will find success". Thomas J.Watson,Sr. (Feb 17, 1874 June 19, 1956) was the president of IBM
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