NID 2019: Why is it Crucial to Build Observation Skills
OPUS urges aspirants to build a repertoire of observation skills for the NID 2019 test. A test meant to assess your design aptitude involves supreme engagement with creativity and imagination. OPUS accentuates this truth to make design candidates aware of the reality. Aspirants feel saddened to hear that a moderate level of creative strength will make it difficult to clear the studio test . What they need to wake up to is another reality that makes it easier to improve the score at this crucial stage. The area of expertise also tested is observation and it is something that any aspirant, even a not-so-creative type, can take advantage of with a little more attention and concentration. Pursuing a mentoring course with OPUS is the best way to learn and make substantial progress for NID 2019. Be a keen and sharp observer, and grow into a better design professional.
Develop Observation Skills
The questions are framed in order to judge observation and visualization skills. It is a myth among students that only good sketching is essential to crack the entrance exam. Developing the aforementioned skills is equally important. You need to work on enhancing this skill set first. Be more aware of what is happening around – read more and increase your observation power.
A pretty good section test in the NID 2019 studio test is the observation test. Good observation skill is the key to good designing and therefore questions based on these observation skills are asked in the test. A dedicated practice module takes you through exercises for mental attentiveness, noticing and registering things, objects, products, environment and cultures. It is a strong and compelling reason to join OPUS institute – to learn it from quality industry professionals and faculty with wide experience in handling such questions and preparing more such exercises for your practice sessions.
Why observe more
In the years of growing up, you must have heard from parents to be quiet and pay attention. Listening is an observation skill that we are taught early on and is very important in life. We have two eyes to see, two hands to feel, a nose to smell, and a mouth to taste. We use all five senses to observe the world around us. Observation is the action or process of observing something or someone in order to gain information. Our observation skills inform us about objects, events, attitudes and phenomena using one or more senses. Additionally, being able to observe and collect information about the world is important as it is the basis of proper communication. Improving observation skills allows us to “listen” more. It also enhances the ability to interact with others and to respond in an appropriate manner.
NID 2019 Studio Test (Observation)
The brain perceives things than what the actual images are. This is how our brain and vision are related. Our brain mistakes for some other thing than the actual thing so you have to carefully observe such similar illusions in order to understand what is hidden in them. If you practice a lot, the IQ level will improve and there is a greater chance of achieving full marks in the observation-related questions that usually appear in Part – B for more than 15 marks. Problem identification, designing a product can be easily solved if you closely observe the given scenario. OPUS reminds you that observation skills will certainly better your total score for NID 2019 in a much easier way and also make you a better designer when you enter the leading institute. It is a rewarding experience not just from the point of clearing the test but enhancing your observation skills will also turn you into a superior professional at work. It is in your interest to build observation skills for design. Consider yourself privileged that the grooming provided by OPUS in this regard will stay for long and you will learn many effective ways to observe better.
Testing awareness of senses
- 1 – Visual – Video clip and Photos
- 2 – Touch – Identify objects
- 3 – Audio – Music clip
- 4 – Experiences at studio test
- What are all things white you saw in the foyer? What were the ingredients in the snack you had during the break?
- Which shape matches the cross section of a Ladyfinger?
(a) Octagon (b) Hexagon (c) Pentagon (d) Septagon
Ladyfinger is a commonly cooked vegetable in Indian households. Even if you do not like the taste or the vegetable does not find a place on your platter, its presence is difficult to ignore. It is all around us – in the vegetable market, on the vendor’s cart, in the neighbour’s shopping bag, vegetable basket in the fridge, your mother’s latest recipe and so forth.
The cross section of a Ladyfinger shows five sides, so the answer is clearly (C).
You do not need to study rocket science to answer this simple question. Basic observation skills will suffice. But surprisingly, it seems people are not paying adequate attention to their surroundings and environment. The above definition emphasizes the need of using all five senses: eyes to see, ears to hear, nose to smell, tongue to taste and skin to touch or feel. Sadly, maximum information comes to us through eyes, leaving the other senses dormant.
Technology has added to the plight, made the prevailing scenario much worse. It is common to find young people busy with their mobile phones and headphones all the time. Not paying attention to the surroundings, they are constantly engaged in the virtual world. In towns and cities, people are so busy with their routine lives that they seldom lift their heads up to look at the sky. Many are not aware whether the moon is in its waxing or waning phase.
How to increase observation skills
OPUS teaches candidates to sharpen their observation skills for NID 2019 through various innovative methods, through novel ways that enable them to see more. As a candidate seeking guidance from OPUS, this course opens several new windows in your mind, a plethora of easy but effective tricks that students did not pay attention to earlier. The elaborate course module equips them with the right strategy. But it is also important for candidates to remember that the prime objective of enhancing these skills is to make them fond of observing more, throughout life, as an evolving professional in the field of design. There are many ways in which to start with this in one’s own way. The same old world appears more charming with the change in perspective. Feel greater involvement and participation in the real world.
For instance, if you are visiting a nearby garden for a morning walk, let your senses be fully alert. Observe the trees and plants around. Pay attention to the size and colour of the leaves. Observe whether the vegetation around is small or big, bushy or blooming. Also, the birds perched on the trees. Identify the species of a particular tree. Listen to the cool breeze serenading you or the sound made by the rustling of fallen leaves or the chirping of birds. Listen to the pounding heartbeat after a few rounds of jogging. Pay attention to the few vehicles passing by or observe kids playing at a distance. Inhale the mild fragrance of the flowers or the humidity in the atmosphere or the scent of the wet earth. Feel the sensation of the cool breeze on your body. Try to be fully present in the moment. Be fully aware of what is happening around. You can try this small exercise daily in different surroundings. Be persistent until it becomes a habit. This is one way of responding and connecting better with the world around us as it develops in us the healthy obsession to see and hear more. This ultimately enables us to be good observers of life and the world.
See more and get more – out of life and in the NID 2019 test!
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