Most projects in the Graphic Design and Communications program have few creative constraints. In the work-a-day world that usually isn’t the case.
Having to be creative while working with images provided by the customer is a common situation for most designers. LIghtboxing mimics that situation by giving designers a group of images and a theme with goal of creating the most from those few images.
Lightboxing isn’t a concept created by the Graphic Design and Communications staff, the idea came from “Caffeine for the Creative Team” and Veer.com. A great example of the concept, done by professional designers, can be found here.