A number of weeks have already flown by and my masters program have started. For the next two years I will focus on one specific issue. It has been difficult to figure out a final problem to focus on.
I did a lot of research during the past summer months to see if I could find anything interesting. Working with a task for two years requires motivation and eagerness to solve a given problem. I studied forskning.no to see if I crossed something that would catch my interest. The website consists of a series of research-based articles. My goal for the master project have been to find a focus area that's useful to society - a project that motivates me. A project I can learn from.
During a meeting with Åge Wee, I mentioned the difficulty of finding a problem. He leaned back and then he said " there has been an increase of 400% within drownings after falling from pier or land the last four years". And THERE I got it! My focus area!
I am looking forward to dig deeply into the issue. Surveys, interviews, analysis, photographs and sketches must be documented. I have always thought that two years would be an extremely long time to work on one project .. I totally see the need now. For me to be able to attend seminars, courses or conferences, making appointments for interviews, build models, mock-up and perhaps a prototype - all of this requires a lot of time.