Second Semester Design Projects
DESIGN PROJECTS 2: VISUAL DESIGN THINKING
This first year student magazine brief explores the integration of a variety of visual media, processes and practices into a larger visual communication project. Students conceive, design and generate content for an editorial design format and experiment with the interplay between content, image, type and graphic elements. At first year level, this project challenges design thinking, visual communication and reflective processes, whilst encouraging group work through the consistent application of content theme, style guides and art direction.
Each student group decides on a magazine theme and writes an article that correlates with this theme. Once these foundational ideas are established, in practical workshops, students create editorial illustrations and photographic images that complement their articles. After beginning this process by hand, students refine their layout and design skills in digital workshops, working collaboratively to finalise a custom style guide which is applied across all spreads. Group approval and feedback is core to this process.
|FAULT: The Truth Issue|
|FAULT: The Sustainability Issue|
|FAULT: The Perception Issue|
|FAULT: The Habit Issue|
|FAULT: The Controversy Issue|
|FAULT: The Difference Issue|
|FAULT: The Culture Issue|
|FAULT: The Gender Issue|