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Second Year Undergraduate Illustration and Product Design students, from Edinburgh College of Art, have been working together on a collaboration course which aims to build collaborative working skills, and which asks them to reflect on their roles as Illustrators and Product Designers within the broader context of Design.

In partnership with the team at Granton:Hub a brief was written around the redevelopment of Madelvic House, considering the wider Granton area, which has given the students the opportunity to respond specific client requirements, support community engagement, and to apply their disciplinary skills to new challenges.

The students were given the opportunity to address five specific areas; the reception, café, archive, the Edinburgh Scrapstore container, and the wider urban realm.  Their responses range from proposals for fun loyalty card systems and merchandise to retain custom within the café and shop, mural and wall stickers which narrate the journey through from reception to the café, a historic story of Granton told through metal cutouts and climbing plants, pallet gardens and moss walls, join the dots astronomy chalk walls, to an augmented reality phone app leading people on Granton inspired ‘constellations’ treasure hunt in the local area all leading people back to the hub.

The student projects will be presented at the Open Weekend 29-30 April, 11.00-3.00pm

Photo top: Students Matthew, Mimi, Celia, Heather and Ciara worked on ideas to integrate the Scrapstore container into the site.

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