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Blank page anxiety be gone! Prompt your best creative observation and capture your memories of the beautiful spaces.
Blank page anxiety be gone! Prompt your best creative observation and capture your memories of the beautiful spaces.
Blank page anxiety be gone! Prompt your best creative observation and capture your memories of the beautiful spaces.
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What is Experience Journal?

 The Experience Journal is 80 pages long :

The first 20 pages contain prompts to help guide you through the process of capturing your observations. The next 40 pages provide a flexible open framework for you to capture whatever you would like. The final 20 pages consists of 1/8 inch dot grid to enable you to freely capture your surroundings.

The dimensions are 5.1" x 7.1" (130 x 180mm). It will be printed on high quality 75g text paper. Thanks to Smyth Sewn binding, it will open 180 degrees with ease.

A new way to observe the world !

Being a good designer starts with observing fine details, and this takes practice. Experience Journal is a visual framework for interior designers, architects, designers, and curious people. Using the Experience Journal not only trains you to be more observant, it is also a unique way to capture your memories of the beautiful spaces you’ve been in. 

After years of tweaking and extensive user tests, I’m finally ready to share the journal with more people who want to have more observant, insightful experiences.

@petite abeille
@petite abeille
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@ sabon

 You can see the notebook in action here : 

http://experience-journal-space.tumblr.com/
(When you receive your notebook, share your favorite filled-out pages with me and I will share them on the site!)

The Story

Hello, my name is Hanna and I love notebooks. I’m a design student at SVA and passionate about creating meaningful experiences for people.

The motivation behind Experience Journal comes from two dreams of mine. The first dream is to create a space for people to enjoy : a cafe, restaurant, a little studio, or even a hotel. I’m constantly collecting inspirations and references to apply to my future establishment.

The second dream is to be a better designer. Designers learn from everyday experiences, and I wanted to learn how to digest great experiences into usable insights. I wanted to be more observant and discerning about the world around me, and figure out the patterns and elements that make up a great experience.

To be one step closer to those dreams, I created the Experience Journal for myself and have been using some form of it continuously for the last 3 years. I first listed the elements that I want to be mindful about and realized that a visual framework would be highly effective to organize my thoughts. I left a little unorganized space so that I could draw important details.

Through the habit of keeping the journal for past few years, I have learned so much. I realized how many great design ideas I can find in everyday life, and all those observations have become good resources for my design projects. My drawing skills have gotten better as I continue to use it, and it is fun to fill out. Finally, it’s an amazing record of my past experiences, more personal and evocative than even photographs and writings. I first shared this notebook with my friends, and now I would like to share this experience with you.

You can see more about the process here :
http://experience-journal.tumblr.com/

@fishs eddy
@fishs eddy

Printing and Binding

BEAR MAKES THE WORLD BETTER!
Experience Journal will be printed at BEAR.BETTER, a wonderful social enterprise based in Seoul. Their mission is to make a great working environment(their office is like a beautiful cafe!) for developmentally disabled people by teaching them crafts that they can do the best. Printing and binding is one of these crafts, and they provide high quality products. For more information, visit their website

Production Plan

Kickstarter Campaign : April 14 ~ April 24 (10 days) 
Production : May ~ July
Shipping : August ~ September

Support

Most of the fund will be used to cover production costs such as printing, and binding. I would love to receive enough pre-orders to make the best quality notebook at an affordable price. I truly believe this will help enrich the creative process for many people. Please support me if you want to have this notebook in your hands !

Thank you for your support :-) !

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing : There could be issues with manufacturing, I'll try to make the best quality product at the set price. I'll will keep you updated through the process.

Shipping: I plan on having the print and ready to ship to you in August 2014. There could be some delays for international shipping.

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    Thank for your support! Every bit helps me reach the goal. Your name will be included on the project websites Special Thanks to. Also you will have right to vote on the next Experience Journal project theme !

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    1 notebook (US shipping included)
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    Set of 3 notebooks (US shipping included)
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    [Educational Set] Set of 5 notebooks for young students ! + [E-Book] Collections of my drawings on amazing places in New York City for references!

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    Set of 9 notebooks! + [E-Book] Collections of my drawings on amazing places in New York City for references!

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    Set of 5 notebooks
    + Choose your favorite place in New York City, and I will make you a wooden framed beautiful poster with Experience Journal, only for you!

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    Set of 10 notebooks + Experience Journal Workshop with you and your group with me at New York City or at Seoul.

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