When the English Department decided to combine several of its publishing efforts and focus attention on a new media-rich online literary journal, the Art & Visual Communication design team jumped at the chance to help them develop names for the project. The Stevenson “clients”— Gerald Majer, the English Department professor overseeing the project and his new journal editor Ben Deigart— visited an upper level design studio class, where we reviewed the rules of brainstorming, handed out white board markers, and asked the groups to, “go crazy.”...Click here to read more.
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Heather Sarkissian, a Corporate Innovation Manager at DAP, visited students in their Relationship of Design and Business class last week. Ms. Sarkissian presented the process by which her corporation outsources design to smaller design companies and what they look for when collaborating with creative people. Afterwards, students led a discussion informed by the questions they had to research before her visit. Some challenging questions were about corporations creating innovative solutions, the role of failure in design, and importance of end user research in design.
Above is an example of the design exercises we did that day before she arrived.
The Freshman AVCD students were supplied blank sketchbooks at Mustang Days and were ask to make art of any kind over the summer.
The results must
- be something you enjoyed doing
- be something you are interested in
- communicate something about you
- use the sketchbook in some way
And these are some of their outcomes!
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