Project 1: Graphic Styles / Design Movements (Due by November 8)
To learn about graphic styles and design movements throughout history and the influences that contributed to these. To collect reference materials for future use.
Secondary objectives: To utilize Google Slides, Powerpoint, or Apple Keynote as a presentation tool.
Description: Using one of the above presentation methods, design a short 8-10-minute presentation about one of the major graphic styles in design history. You must include visual examples of this style and a bibliography of your references. Your selection of examples should include pieces not in the slide show lectures or in the textbook.
Depending on the number of students in the class and the selections made, you may be working with a partner. Team projects will receive one grade for the work of the team. In addition, team members are asked to complete a survey at the end of the project which may affect individual grades.
CHOOSE YOUR STYLE: Review the slide lectures for this class (also reference the two Graphic Styles Timelines handout). Determine which styles you would like to make a presentation on. “Claim” your top three choices when prompted. I will do my best to accommodate your preferences (but I can not guarantee that you will get your top choices).
2. BACKGROUND RESEARCH: Read the textbook chapter(s) relating to your graphic style (see Homework Assignments). What other cultural influences may have affected this style? What styles came before this style? How did this style influence other styles to come? Who were the influential designers who designed in this style?
3. IN-DEPTH RESEARCH: Find books, periodicals and/or Internet resources about your graphic style. Look specifically for additional visual examples that are not in the textbook or slide lectures. Be sure to include significant players who contributed to this style. What other information can you add that was not included in the slide lecture or your textbook? Prepare a bibliography of works cited (you must use at least four sources).
4. DESIGNING THE PRESENTATION: Scan or download images for your presentation. Write notes for your presentation in bulleted format. Organize your information and sequence it in a logical manner. Format your presentation using Google Slides, Apple Keynote, or Powerpoint.
Include a bibliography of works cited.
Rehearse and refine your presentation until your are happy with it (feel free to make use of GCOM’s Design Lab and our amazing Library). They really make it easy, click the link below.
5. GIVING THE PRESENTATION: On the day of your scheduled presentation, you will be projecting your presentation in the classroom. Give your presentation in class (you have up to 10 minutes). Be prepared to answer questions after the presentation.
6. GRADING: Max. 20 Points (100 Points total for class). Upload your presentation prior to presenting it to D2L (tip: Powerpoint does not retain fonts, but if you export a PDF your fonts will be embedded).
SUGGESTED DESIGN MOVEMENTS / STYLES