Back at the New York Gift Fair, I spoke with some students from the Fashion Institute of Technology's Home Products Development Program. One of them, Melissa, invited me to speak at one of their home product club meetings - so yesterday I head to Manhattan to give a little presentation.
I wasn't quite sure what I should talk about, but Melissa told me the group responded well to demos. Hands on is always better, but I knew we'd be in a classroom, not a studio with tools or equipment. I also wanted to show them something that would be relevant to what they do. And, the meeting was only an hour long!
In the end, I settled on a gocco demo - and it was a big hit! I talked about gocco's applications for prototyping and promotional materials and we printed the image below on a bunch of bags. The students were already talking about buying one for the club (though they are sad that gocco stuff is getting harder to find) and using it for a packaging project they are working on.