The actual process of hatching some ideas is quite similar to the act of catching a fish. You have to know which area you want to explore before you choose the appropriate method. If referring to fishing activity, this would be the part that you have to start choosing your fishing equipment. Choosing the fishing equipment, the mean of this action is similar to when you try to select a suitable method to get the action done. During the action of catching a fish after you decide on what equipment(method) is right for the mission, the process of using selected tools to catch a fish is the same when you use selected methods to proceed with the project. Every now and then, I think that even we think we have chosen the proper tools and perfect precess, it comes to our experience. When fishing, you probably choose the right implement but you might not be able to catch any fish. It is not because you do not have patient to wait and see the result, in my point of view, it depends on experience and perhaps a bit of luck. To get the experience, we have to keep on trying. Not just using such method, we have to analyse our own it as well as the process in order to improve our knowledge of choosing the perfect method and process in each circumstance.

‘Casting The Net’ Volume I
This section is about my method and the process of it in the beginning of the project. When I have to explore into the new area of interest, I lack experience to figure what is the proper method for the task. In consequence, casting the net is an acceptable choice for me to start the project and hope that, by using these methods, something interesting might be caught in my net - something which could trigger or inspire me later on. Of course, the chance of an initial idea to turns up is quite slim but it is worth trying.

‘Selecting Fish Lure’ Volume II
This section is about after finding a scope of area that i am interested in, now it comes to the time that I have to choose my fish lure (method) and spending time using it (process). Keep trying the different fish lure and observe the result of each tool. Using a specific tool for a specific motive is the most important part of this stage. Obviously, we can not use the same tool every time so it is crucial to make an effort on searching for the precise tools for each task. The enjoyable part of this stage is learning to use new method and waiting to see the result before trying the new one.

‘Catching The Right Fish’ Volume III
This section is about gathering information of the result from using each tool and analysing it in order to pick the most interesting fish(idea) out. To come up with the idea which could satisfy the aim of each task, just gathering the result is not enough as we have to investigate each idea. If ideas came up but not fit within the criteria of the project, we have to let those fish back to the sea or secretly keep them for the future project. However, the right idea is not too difficult to obtain, I figure that using our experience will help us make a decision easier and more accurate.

‘How To Catch An Idea’ Vol.I-III is a series of book to review methods and processes used in design practice and the studio practice through out my postgraduate academic year.