Adventure to Cockatoo Island

January 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

IMG_4142There were times during this project where I seriously doubted that I would ever finish it. And yet some how, miraculously, it came together.

Adventure to Cockatoo Island was my response to our Integrated Project brief and it seriously consumed my life for a semester. The idea of Integrated Project is to challenge the limits of design by incorporating 2 or more disciplines into a single project to solve a problem. The project needs to be accountable on every detail: target market applicable, universally accessible, a considered budget, sustainable, future viable and market ready. The problem we were presented with was the revitalisation of Cockatoo Island which is (if you haven’t heard of it) an island in Sydney Harbour that no one really visits. It’s heritage listed and served as a convict prison before a military dockyard. and now it’s open to the public.

Combining the disciplines of graphics and jewellery design I designed an interactive education activity guide for children based on the tagline concept of Discover. Explore. Learn. It has 2 main components – an Explorer Kit that the user purchases that guides the participant around the island. There’s a narrative guide book to follow and a viewfinder to give you a glimpse into the past among other things. And on a secondary level there is a ground graphic and signage wayfaring system that aids guidance and allows non-users to partake.


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IMG_4155To really get what I’m going on about you can see the full project here.


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