Infographics are an interesting way to blend statistical data and design. Charts show trends, but color and design can convey emotion too. The sophomore class worked to research and build infographics as an assignment. There were a number of very strong pieces, these are some of the strongest.
A favorite Friday exercise for freshmen is loosely based on a game called “Get Paul a Promotion.” We throw out the rules and use our own set.
Students draw text from three envelopes – one is an audience, then there is a description and a product. The goal (from the teacher perspective) is for students to draw three completely juxtaposed pieces, three that are going to be difficult to represent visually.
This year, we added a fresh group of terms and the freshmen didn’t disappoint us – they took the cues in stride and came up with creative and well illustrated solutions.