DD/EBM Motion Machines

Collaboration is one of the main approaches we use at VFS, and term one allows students their earliest experience in managing the complexity of working in teams. The Motion Machine team building exercise, which is part of the Project Management course, introduces students to team dynamics in a fun and challenging way. A twist on this day was the integration of a new Entertainment Business Management class into the teams. This was a great icebreaker for the students from the two programs to get to know one another in a team setting.

Inspired by a Rube Goldberg machine, the students are given a box of dollar store items and the objective of keeping a marble in motion for as long a time as possible, with it ultimately landing into an egg cup. The teams work to create the best contraption that meets the design objective. At the conclusion of the exercise, the students are tasked to review the experience and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their team designs. They’re also asked to describe the level of participation among team members and outline what process they went through to resolve design decisions and any issues of conflict.

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Make it, use it, break it, fix it, trash it, change it…it’s Motion Machine!

DD27 Motion Machine competitors

Welcome to the new Digital Design Class, our lovely DD27s, and also welcome to the new class of Entertainment Business Management – the wonderful EBM20s!

The Entertainment Business Management department has now moved in with Digital Design, in what looks to be a great partnership of Producers and Designers.

And today, to seal this new relationship, both the Digital Design students and the Entertainment Business Management students were creating Motion Machines.

Motion Machine EBM20 Competitors

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Creative Beginnings : Seoyoung Seung

Creative Beginnings : Seoyoung Seung

In January 2013, VFS Digital Design greeted another new, excitingly diverse group of students. We’re all looking forward to watching them develop into their professional careers as designers. But first, we’d like to give you a chance get to know some of them a little better in our regular series called Creative Beginnings.

Creative Beginnings features interviews with five new students — a different one each week over a five week period, along with a nice portrait photo taken by our very own Danny Chan  — who tell us a bit about their backgrounds and what their hopes and dreams are.

This week we introduce Seoyoung Seung:


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Creative Beginnings Week 5 : Meet Seerat Bawa

Creative Beginnings Week 5 : Meet Seerat

Back in August, VFS Digital Design greeted a new, diverse and exciting group of students. We’re looking forward to seeing them develop their professional careers as future designers. But first, let’s get to know a bit about some of them.

Creative Beginnings features five new students — a different one each week — from a variety of backgrounds, who tell us where they’re from, what their hopes and dreams are, what their inspirations are, what their first impressions are about the program, about their fellow classmates, about Vancouver, and what they do to have fun!

For five weeks, each Tuesday, we present an interview with one of them and a nice portrait photo taken by our very own Danny Chan.

Sep 18 : Ya-Rou Tiffany Tsai
Sep 25 : Craig Wilson
Oct 02 : Laura Patricia Hernández Torres
Oct 09 : Ian Brady

Today (Oct 16) : Seerat Bawa

Seerat Bawa
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Creative Beginnings : Meet Novita (Vivi)

creative beginnings featuring vivi

April brought in a new, exciting and diverse group of students to join us here at VFS Digital Design! Throughout their program year, OOMPH will be featuring stories about their creative process, their inspirations and their development into Professional Digital Designers.

Creative Beginnings features five students, a different one each week, from a variety of backgrounds, who offer up their initial impressions, their goals, hopes and dreams — and also tell us how they have fun! Follow along as these students develop and grow into the next Industry Creatives. Every Tuesday for five weeks, we will showcase one of them in Q&A format with a photo taken by our very own Danny Chan.

May 22 : Mehdi ponders the mysteries
May 29 : Novita (Vivi) Prasetia knits prospects for her own school
June 5 : Skylar Lange won’t stop analyzing until he gets to the beach
June 12 : Cristina Bucardo shares her passion for art, music and fashion
June 19 : Francois Gauthier mixes up new recipes for Motion Design

Novita (Vivi) Prasetia

Name: I’m Novita Prasetia, but you can call me Vivi for short.
Age: I’m 22 years old.
From: Indonesia
Background: I’ve got my degree in Film and Television in 2010, and right after my graduation I got a job as Creative Designer in a local advertising agency in Jakarta. It was such a challenging experience to work in a field that didn’t relate to my degree. But after a while, I realized that design makes me happy. I really enjoyed what I did, and that‘s the most important thing.

I really love knitting and during the last 4 months before I left for Vancouver, I decided to open my own Craft shop in my garage, which sells handicraft & knitting material, and also gives free workshops.
But, my biggest dream, and I wish I could achieve it in 5 years time, is to build a design/multimedia school in my hometown, where students would not just learn theoretical or technical skills, but get more into practical skills and learn how to deal with a real project. I want to share all the knowledge and experience that I get here with all of my friends back home, because I believe there are thousands of very talented and creative people in my hometown.
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