Introduction to Development and Realisation

At todays seminar we were introduced to our unit Development and Realisation. We were told in detail about what the unit would be about and the tasks that need to be completed. We were also given an insight o the types of things we’d be learning at the workshop. This unit consists of two tasks.

Task 1: Design Analysis

The first task of the unit is to compile a blog of supporting work throughout the module reflecting initially on my ideas of communication and information design. Then, as a means towards research and planning the work as a response to the communication design A2 poster brief (task 2).

My aim is to use this blog as a tool to demonstrate my practises and learnings that I take out from our lectures, seminars and workshops that are relevant to the unit. I will also be adding in other references and material that I have gathered outside university. These can include brainstorming, cuttings from any media, looking at and documenting existing works across a variety
of media as reference, working through ideas, rejecting ideas, refining ideas, quick doodles, blocking out ideas, if relevant storyboards or flowcharts, notes, experimentation with materials, form and typography etc.

Submission and deadline information: 

Submit blog URL as digital document (.doc or .pdf) as well as print to pdf copy of all pages in blog. Submit via Turn it in submission on MyBu.


Task 2: Communication Design

For the second task of the unit, we are asked to visually communicate an idea detailed as part of the brief of my choosing and a set of data about it as an A2 poster, in either landscape or portrait orientation.

I chose to do the following subject:

1. Where have you been and when? – Visually map the places you have been over the course of your life.

This subject attracted me the most as I have lived and visited in many parts of the world. This means I would be able to visually create a poster that demonstrates my travels and the different locations I have been to. With the help of location services on devices I’m able to retrieve data of where I have been.

It is important I don’t get too carried away with the collection of data but more on how the data will be presented for the audience. The audience must understand the idea and data from the poster alone and not with the use of supporting materials such as text or verbal communication. The poster must only use vector graphics primarily authored using Adobe’s illustrator software or Inkscape.


Submission and deadline information: 

Submission is made in two parts:

1. The A2 poster, submitted as  an A2 PDF copy

2. Critique (10 mins max), verbally present A2 poster.




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