TAKE HEART: A SEMINAR ON SOCIAL DESIGN Social Development Complex Foyer 4, Ateneo de Manila University 16 JUNE 2012
Committee-in-Charge Project Head
Promotions and Documentations
Roxy Navarro Zee Suarez Jiah Margallo
Event Write-up We are very happy to tell you that Works of Heart had its first-ever seminar on Social Design last Saturday entitled Take Heart. :) As promised, Tata Yap, Jenica Dizon and Sheena Gonzales talked about how they use art and design to promote the things they love and the things they are passionate for… and they all did a wonderful job in doing so! To start off, one of Works of Heart’s designers Roxy Navarro opened the seminar by introducing Social Design. She was talking about courage and sharing to us her five wildest dreams. Curious? Well, I can tell you that Works of Heart is playing a big role in making some of them happen. ;) Recently married Sheena Sy-Gonzales shares to us about how her own product line - Sheena Loves Sunsets - came to be. It all started with her interest in drawing… and then she discovered Photoshop. “It’s the one thing I’m good at.” she says later on, and then she smiles and proceeds to tell us about her college life in the Ateneo. She graduated with a degree in Management which is why she was able to start her own business with her drawings. Apart from that, she proclaims God’s message to others through her illustrations that are inspired by bible verses. She happily gave samples of bookmarks which had them to some of the people in the audience.
Tata Yap takes us through a journey from her college days (thesis days) to her current life. She emphasizes how important design can be and how we actually experience this in everyday life. She shared to us how design can work, even in MRT tickets and sign posts. This just proves that we are unconsciously experiencing it in our everyday lives. She also said ‘Anyone can be a designer.” Yep, you read that right. Everyone has the potential to solve a problem through some form of design. Tata expounded this idea throughout her talk. (with the aid of her very pretty presentation :>) Jenica Dizon, president of the Ateneo Environmental Science Society, made us think that we were in an interesting science lecture before she talked about the role of design in her cause but it’s not like we’re complaining! :) She shared a lot of Did You Know’s about our environment, and you can see that the audience was hanging onto her every word. She applied the things she learned as an Information Design major in spreading awareness about the things you ought to know about marine life. She also inspires aspiring designers that with enough effort, you will work your way into becoming a better designer. There will a phase where you will feel that your designs are not yet good enough, but she assures us that you’ll get there soon. :)
We also gave our speakers these adorable charms sponsored by Claybots as a token of our appreciation. So that’s a wrap! We’d like to thank all the speakers, the team, and the participants who gave their time to us on a weekend. Written by Jiah Margallo
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Attendance - Participants Name
School / Company
Giancarlo Ong Uygongco
Erika Blanche E. Gocuan
Mariel V. Pares
Andrew James G. Viray
Nicolene S. Arcaina
Jessica Ma. B. Rey
Michelle R. Garcia Geanelle Abad Iñigo Arenal
The Coffee Farmhouse
Arielle Ann Bonifacio
Alyssa Paula Fernandez
Attendance – Works of Heart Roxy Navarro Pam Llaguno Zee Suarez Joreen Navarro Jiah Margallo Therese Larroza Jessa Hontiveros Kim Espadero
Project Evaluations â€“ Participants Overall Rating: 7.83 / 10
Social design takes a lot of courage. Courage to step up and step out of the ordinary and act upon your beliefs. Also, I was really inspired by the speakers, cause they were young and very proud of their art. But more than that, they value their voices, voice as part of the young generation, voices as good Filipinos, voices as artist and how they take take their stand in what they claim. The most significant learning in this seminar is the value of art. Art is everywhere and by making art you should also do it by your heart. Tata Yap's tips on social design: it doesn't have to be a campaign, it doesn't have to be labeled as "social," and it is simple and doesn't point to itself. It's good to have something that you're passionate about and don't be shy to pursue it even if the dream is wild.
Would’ve been more successful if…
Expectations for the next seminar
I learned that social design can be your one true love :> Follow your heart. You can do almost anything with it. If you want to inspire, then inspire. Never give up your dreams :> I really enjoyed the seminar, I just wish the event was attended by more people. (more young people) The speakers were definitely inspiring having this courage and fire in them. They really have a lot of passion in their heART. I would suggest that they must give hand-outs so that listeners will have an idea when they make their own artworks in life. Clearer directions to venue Rotating pool of speakers Don't start so late Started and ended on time, better projector Projector? :) It would be nice to have hand outs c:= I'd like to see more artworks, more speakers, more promotion, I guess (for the seminar). Tips when it comes to designing :> More hands on designing Sites to visit/follow to get design-inspiration More hands on activities yes! I would like to see that there will be more students, speakers and also hands on designing.
Project Evaluations – Core Team Overall Rating: 7.67 / 10 Facilitators Punctuality
3.50 / 5
Participants High-Number Turnout
4.17 / 5
Preparation and Planning Proper Scheduling of Meetings
3.00 / 5
Strict Observation of Deadlines
Observation of Team Policies
Effective Communication Within the Core
Event Proper Registration
3.50 / 5
Program: Allotted Time Was Observed
Food and Drinks
Qualitative Evaluations PROGRAMS
CONS Should have given some sort of instructions on the type of talk we wanted to make sure the content is streamlined to the seminar's purpose. Speakers were great but I think they haven't done much impact through art yet. Time management for speakers
Things could've been planned better para hindi mukhang pilit yung "script."
Really passionate speakers and it really showed in their talks.
More popular artists who can reach to a lot of audience / followers.
Very inspiring because they were really passionate.
Get more experienced speakers.
Good at handling the crowd. Charismatic and professional Must be well prepared prior to the activity.
Surprisingly fun and everyone was engaged
Must be well prepared prior to the activity.
Informative and engaging LOGISTICS CONS We could've decorated the venue a bit and started setting up earlier.
No seating plan / scheme were observed which is very important to events with a number of participants.
Good enough since we had to pay for venues now. It housed the participants well.
Check everything with the venue prior to the event to avoid cramming.
Hard to locate the venue Equipment
NEVER FORGET TO RESERVE A PROJECTOR.
No projector CORE TEAM CONS
Delegation of Tasks
Delegated tasks were not followed up. Lack of people in the team resulted in poor task delegation. Too late and inefficient
Tasks were somehow delegated
Everyone helped DURING the event when needed.
Well-attended Active in asking questions and clarifying things. Attendance
Diverse - came from different colleges and courses Showed great interest GENERAL STRENGTHS
No LCD projector
Core team's improvisation
Stricter with time
Core team's dedication
Core team attendance Some core team did not do their tasks well causing other people to carry the burden. Task delegation
No team meeting
Core team is supportive
Fee and food on the next seminar
No food Delays Team communication GENERAL
Left reservation slip
Had it emailed
No LCD Projector
Borrowed an LCD TV
Be more disciplined next time
Venue - hard to find / far from some people
Find a better venue next time
Pamela Nicole T. Llaguno Internal Officer Works of Heart