Design should be a great, unexpected and considered expereince.
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This book is a reflective anthology of the large body of work relating to my MFA thesis "There is Magic in Letting Go: Encouraging Improvisation in the Design Process," completed in May 2015 at Boston University. Through my supporting thesis projects, I explore the idea and importance of improvisational methods in the design process. Embracing successes and failures, improvising and experimenting with both digital and analogue technologies, and discovering ways to create new narratives are some of the topics explored through my thesis, and expressed in this book.

TiMiLG: EIitDP is a three hundred and eighty-four page book containing:
  • thesis writing totalling one thousand nine hundred and sixty-seven words
  • eight hundred and sixty-nine word Declaration of Improvisation
  • fourteen featured thesis supporting projects with written descriptions totalling two thousand one hundred and eighty-five words

  • This book was part of Design Observer's Thesis Book Project and can be purchased through Blurb by following this link.


    Studio Skiffle, shorthandedly referenced here as §, is the playful and improvisational award-winning design and art practice of M. Marshall. Marshall has passion for color, smells, culture, the real, the surreal, the known and the unknown. The work of § reflects the curious and processual methods embraced while exploring and improvising with both digital and analogue technologies.   
    What’s a Skiffle?

    The name of § was influenced by the music genre, Skiffle. Familiar to few, Skiffle music is often played using improvised spirit and music instruments alike. When happening upon the word and musical world of Skiffle, Marshall felt a great kinship between the essence of Skiffle and her own design processes which often involve improvising, playing and exploring different mediums and techniques.