Dorset Campaign Planning And Requirements Gathering

In this stage of the cycle we have just received our brief and as a collective we’ve  had a brainstorming session.

It is still early days so no idea is a bad idea at this moment in time.

Although this is fictional and they aren’t actually trying to get Dorset to become an independent country, we are trying to put ourselves in the mindset of why Bournemouth residents would want Dorset to be an independent country.

So as our starting point we determined the key points of what makes Dorset a unique and special place.

  • Its heritage
  • It’s nature.

So one of the things we looked at for this was key historical figures in Dorsets history.

One of the most famous people we came up with was Thomas Hardy who was a famous and well respected author who was born and spent most of his life living in Dorset.

Thomas Hardy head and shoulders

Having done some research on the author it became apparent that he spent the happiest years of his life in dorset. I found his death to be very interesting and poetic which is fitting given his lives works. 

” Hardy became ill with pleurisy in December 1927 and died at Max Gate just after 9 pm on 11 January 1928, having dictated his final poem to his wife on his deathbed; the cause of death was cited, on his death certificate, as “cardiac syncope”, with “old age” given as a contributory factor. His funeral was on 16 January at Westminster Abbey, and it proved a controversial occasion because Hardy and his family and friends had wished for his body to be interred at Stinsford in the same grave as his first wife, Emma. However, his executor, Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, insisted that he be placed in the abbey’s famous Poets’ Corner. A compromise was reached whereby his heart was buried at Stinsford with Emma, and his ashes in Poets’ Corner”.Another thing we thought could be useful was to look at the flag which represents dorset and the shape of the outline of dorset on the map” – Wikipedia 2014.

Now that we have gathered ideas we will set about putting these into designs to produce Posters.



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