Tuesday, 12 February 2013

What is Good? Concept Analysis.


Possible audiences:
  • back packers
  • tourists
  • photographers
  • people interested in hand crafts
  • wildlife lovers

Good things about Bali:
  1. Beautiful landscapes
    • rice fields
    • volcanic - Bali has an active volcano. Mount Agung last erupted in 1963
    • costal - surfing opportunities
  2. Wildlife
    • monkeys
    • elephants
    • the Indonesian sea area, specifically Bali, contains more than a quarter of marine life from around the world. Whales, dolphins, sharks and other exotic fish make this area their home.
  3. Hand made crafts
    • wood carving
    • painting
    • textile batik
  4. Rich culture
    • Bali has not one but three historical and cultural sites listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list
    • The rapid growth of development in tourism has had a big impact and influences to Bali tradition and lifestyle. Interestingly, Balinese culture is still as what it was, and it is this preserved Balinese culture and civilization that makes the island so different from any other destination. 
  5. People
    • friendly
    • accommodating
    • happy
  6. Food
    • Balinese cuisine is known for its spicy ingredients, the Balinese roasted baby pig 'Babi Guling' is a favorite as well as the Indonesian 'Nasi Goreng' rice, 'Mie Goreng' noodles or 'Satay' are frequently chosen dishes by foreigners 
  7. Climate
    • Daytime temperatures are pleasant, varying between 20 and 33 degrees Celsius (68 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit) year-round
  8. Cheap
  9. Colourful
  10. Architecture
    • Bali is known as the "Island of the Gods". Bali has almost 20,000 temples and shrines.
    • The most complex architecture is used for the temples, the most important ones are richly decorated with sculptures and carvings.
    • A traditional Balinese house consist of a high wall with several “bale” inside. Bale is a rectangular pavilion with a sloping roof and open walls.
    • Each household has their own family temple, and every village has at least three temples, each serving a particular function

Bad things about Bali:
  1. Health risks
    • Malaria risk exists throughout the year in the whole country except in Jakarta Municipality, big cities, and within the areas of the tourist resorts of Bali and Java
  2. Tsunami threat
  3. Monsoon season
  4. Terrorist threat
    • 2002 bombings
  5. Long flight
  6. Poverty
    • Tourism is the lifeblood of the Indonesian island of Bali. But according to Bali's governor, that's not the whole story, branding tourism a disaster for the poor
    • recent government figures that show poverty in Bali has been rising dramatically

Points to research further:
  • Land and marine wildlife
  • Balinese culture
  • Balinese artwork style
  • Decorative temple architecture
  • Varying landscapes of Bali

Skills to improve:
  • Crafting skills
  • In depth research skills
  • Laser cutting
  • Editorial design
  • Design boards

Ways to improve skills throughout this project:
  • Looking into and attempting to replicate Balinese crafts
  • Produce a publication
  • Completing the research booklet to a high standard
  • Have an induction with the laser cutter and experiment
  • Refine my design boards more carefully

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