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Project 3: Information Design
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Choose process/event/game you wish to visualize.

Consult following list for ideas. Research the subject matter so that you are able to explain back to the class how it works or how to do it or statistics about it and create an image board for your chosen topic (visual reference, vernacular, texture, color etc.) in 5 slides.

How to bake something....the perfect chocolate chip cookie, brownies, pie...
What the water cycle is and how it works...the life cycle of something....
How to build something... a cabin, a fort, a cooking campfire...
How a process works....Photosynthesis, the electoral college, cell division....
The rules of a sport...baseball, tennis, golf, competitive bass fishing...flip cup
Statistics that show how many people participate in something...
Why we see rainbows?
How does the human eye work? How do we see?
How are waves formed in the ocean?
Why do we see the northern lights?
How do those rings form around Saturn?
How to build an igloo? a diy bbq smoker?
Why are Bison better for the earth than cows?
What is Pebble Mine and why is it a bad idea?
How does AI work?
What are the laws of flying a drone?
How do physics help birds fly?
How to brew your own kombucha? beer? make your own wine
What is the proper way to brush your teeth?
Explain the nervous system, respiratory system.
How to clean a fish? Make your own pasta.
How a car engine works?
What is cryto-currency?
How do speakers make sound? what about headphones?
How to have a tea ceremony?
How to make a california roll?
Ways to tie a tenugui. How to tie a bowtie or widsor knot?


Tonight:
Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, will speak at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Kansas Union Ballroom.


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THU OCT 25
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No Class! Workday/Research Day.

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TUE OCT 30
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Motion Poster Due.
Present your 5 slides & image board on your topic for Project 3.

Information Design Lecture (link to pdf)

Link on how to export your .mov to mp4

Homework:
Sketches.
1. Photo Illustration (Image-based infographic) 2 concepts
2.Vector Illustration (Type and flat infographic) 2 concepts

Make your sketches on the computer or hand-drawn, but either way make sure you have them digital so you can project them. So if handrawn, scan or photograph. Make sure your sketches are 11x17 (proportion) horizontal in orientation.

For the image-based illustration I will encourage you to get off the computer and see how you might explore alternate ways to make imagery. Cut paper, objects, toys, food, stuff, people, paper, things and materials that you can manipulate/layout and then photograph and bring into the computer and add graphics.

For the vector-based illustration I will encourage you to use primarily typography with vector-based illustration, iconography and graphics.


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THU NOV 01
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Review Sketches.

Homework:
Choose final direction (one for Photo and one for Vector) and make 2  versions/layouts of each for next class. 11x17 print.

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TUE NOV 06
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Crit 4 versions. 2 for Photo and 2 for Vector.

Homework:
Refinements and Print final full-size.

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THU NOV 08
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Workday/Helpday/Makeday (bring stuff to photograph, draw, cut paper, make!)

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TUE NOV 13
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Crit (1 version of each full color, full size)

For the process portion of this assignment make a pdf that presents your sketches, versions and refinements up to the final.

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THU NOV 15
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Homework:
Refinements and Print final full-size on Epson Presentation Matte or Plotter, post pdf versions on server and process pdf.

Feel free to print one of your versions in a photoshop template to show how it could be presented.

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TUE NOV 20
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Information Graphic Due!

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THU NOV 22
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Thanksgiving Break.