Design a poster for random wikipedia entry.
During one session each week, we will take 45 minutes to do a rapid design challenge. At the beginning of each challenge session, you will be given a random wikipedia article and asked to design a 10"x10" poster which communicates the subject of the article. The goal is to create something that will communicate with your subject is and entice someone to learn more.
While you are required to use the INDD template to export your work, you may use any digital or analog method to develop your design. Each week, I will provide a stylistic constraint to your poster as well (ex: only black and white, use a humanist serif, etc). This activity will help you build the skills necessary to quickly research a topic and generate a solution.
There will be a total of 10 challenges throughout the semester.
After completing these projects, you will be able to:
A printed poster (hung on the wall) and a .png file submitted to Canvas at the end of each design session. The posters will collected here: http://the-posters-of-wikipedia.smvi.co.
In total, the Weekly Challenges are worth 10% of your overall course grade. Each individual poster is worth 1% of the overall course grade. You can receive up to 10 points for each submission. The assessment criteria are as follows:
Communication (ability to immediately communicate the subject)
Risk (creative, diverse use of form; based on previous designs)
|Category||% of overall|
|Challenge 1: Design for people with color blindness||10%|
|Challenge 2: Global warming||10%|
|Challenge 3: Wrapping gifts||10%|
Every assignment in this course will be due at the beginning of the class of its defined due date. Work that is not handed in via the method requested by the instructor (Canvas, email, etc) by the predetermined time will be considered late. The consequences of late submission fall on sliding scale, increasing in severity over time. Grade reductions will be assigned on a case-by-case basis (depending on your specific situation) but the following scale will be used by default:
|Due date/time – same day, end of class||-10%|
|Same day, end of class – same day, end of day (11:59pm)||-15%|
|Next day (midnight – 11:59pm)||-20%|
|Any subsequent day||-50%|