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B End-of-year reviews

Overview

Juniors will present their work for review on Wednesday, May 25. It’s a great way to end the year for all of us, by allowing a closer look at each student and a wide view of the curriculum. Students receive critical feedback from faculty other than their instructors and can receive some of the best on-the-spot advising for future study (areas of improvement/strengths). Think of the review as your final Design Studio project for the year, a unit that carries the question: “how does one present 9 months of work in 10 minutes?”

Your Design Studio instructors may have specific advice, but below are the Department’s expectations of the review. This document is shared with faculty before entering the review.

Summary of goals for the review

  • — To draw out strengths and weakness within a student and in the curriculum at large
  • — To allow for a holistic view of a student’s body of work
  • — To allow students to meet and hear from faculty other than their instructors
  • — To advise students on future courses, internships, areas of interest
  • — To force a student to present his/her body of work in a clear manner and a short amount of time (an important design problem in its own right)

Advice on what and how to prepare

  • — Bring all of your work from this year. What you see as weak or irrelevant may really help instructors understand your trajectory. Consider how your presentation may emphasize the primary projects from each course while giving instructor’s access to the process or versions. We want to see your stronger and weaker moments in order to help guide you as best we can.
  • — Include non-school work if it helps to complete a picture of your year. For example, if you spent months on a project for a student group, show it!
  • — Show non-major studio work (wintersession) and be prepared to talk about Liberal Arts courses and how they fit into your GD work
  • — Visit your room in advance to plan out your presentation. Arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled time to hang up work on walls and lay out projects on tables. Borrow a friend’s laptop if you need more computer displays. Use the projector if needed. Bring pushpins or other supplies that you need. Bring a laptop or plug in to a projector if available to show digital work.
  • — You may need to reprint work or revise work to fit your presentation. Digital work may be best printed given the short time period.
  • — You may ask a classmate or friend to be present to take notes or to hear the conversation. The review is considered closed except for peers you invite or faculty who are assigned or wish to be present.

The reviews go quickly so we will start and end on time. A list of student date and times will posted on a Notice (available online as well). Ask your DS instructor if you have any questions. Best of luck preparing your work and closing out the semester.

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B Unit 16: Readings & links (updated)

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“An American had done the Louvre in nine minutes, forty-five seconds. They decided to do better.”
(from Bande à part, Jean-Luc Godard, 1964)


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“The Museum Interface” a conversation between Sarah Hromack and Rob Giampietro


 

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“Horrified art lovers watch as children climb all over $10m work of modern art at the Tate Modern”


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John Berger’s Ways of Seeing (BBC Documentary Series)



Ways of Seeing Ways of Seeing. (a website collecting PDFs of the book version of Ways of Seeing)

 


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Dust at MoMA.
also: MoMA’s Dusty Windows on facebook.


Building a Bigger Picture
An Interview with Rob Giampietro (RISD Thesis Critic, Google Design NY)



Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight

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B Nicholas Felton – PDF links

Here is a compiled list of links from the PDF for Nicholas Felton’s workshop!

Tools to Clean:
Text Edit (never underestimate find & replace)
Numbers, Excel, Google Docs
Trifacta Wrangler (trifacta.com)
Open Refine (openrefine.org)
Data Wrangler (vis.stanford.edu/wrangler/app/)

Tools to Extend:
Text & image topic extraction (imagga.com)
Geocode: Google Maps (control click on map and select “What’s here?”)
Place categorization (developer.foursquare.com)
Changes to articles (newsdiffs.org)
Tools to Explore:
Numbers, Excel, Google Docs (use formulas and graphs)
Database (MySQL)
Mapping (CartoDB)
Data Hero (datahero.com)
Chartlr (chartlr.com)
Tableau (tableau.com)

5. Typography

Hoefler (typography.com)
Commercial (commercialtype.com)
Kris Sowersby (klim.co.nz)
YouWorkForThem (youworkforthem.com)
Fontstand (fontstand.com)

6. Color

Color Brewer (colorbrewer2.org)

7.Visualizations

Tools
Sample Processing sketches | github.com/feltron
Felton’s favs! | feltron.tumblr.com
Sha Hwang | pinterest.com/shashashasha/

Makers
Francesco Franchi | francescofranchi.com
Jer Thorp | blprnt.com
Moritz Stefaner | truth-and-beauty.net
Ben Fry | fathom.info
Catalog Tree | catalogtree.net
Pitch Interactive | pitchinteractive.com
Carl Detorres | cdgd.com
Stefanie Posavec | stefanieposavec.co.uk
Kelli Anderson | kellianderson.com

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B Information design books at Fleet

I’ve put these on reserve at Fleet for DS3 (bring the call # to the front desk and they’ll get it for you). The Edward Tufte books are classic and essential information design works and sort of “required reading” for anyone visualizing information. They’re really worth careful study at some point in your RISD career. I also reserved some of Richard Saul Wurman’s (founder of TED) information design books, which are a good counterpoint to Tufte. Wurman is speaking at the Fleet on Monday, Nov 2.

Edward Tufte
Beautiful Evidence
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Visual Explanations
Envisioning Information

Richard Saul Wurman
Information Architects
Understanding USA
Understanding Healthcare

Information Anxiety 2

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B Unit 12 Link to Lecture/PDF

Here is the link to a PDF of my Unit 12 Intro / keynote lecture.

 

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B Unit 6: Lecture Links

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B Unit 5: Lecture links

1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collaboration
2. http://conditionaldesign.org/
3. http://workbook.conditionaldesign.org/
4. http://conditionaldesign.org/manifesto/
5. https://archive.org/details/C_1969_11_21_2
6. https://www.google.com/search?q=%22WAR+IS+OVER!+If+You+Want+It+%E2%80%93+Happy+Christmas+from+John+%26+Yoko+billboards&sa=X&espv=2&biw=1440&bih=742&tbm=isch&imgil=sDxaqtlTMGcCoM%253A%253BP2xBI67zVoaHOM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.instantkarma.com%25252Fwarisover.html&source=iu&pf=m&fir=sDxaqtlTMGcCoM%253A%252CP2xBI67zVoaHOM%252C_&usg=__kIEnjMIdxPOaBiuWKLjw4s0fAfs%3D&ved=0CCcQyjc&ei=KclXVJHiIc_xoASKzIHQCA#imgdii=_
7. http://www.guerrillagirls.com/posters/getnaked.shtml
8. http://www.guerrillagirls.com/posters/nakedthroughtheages.shtml
9. http://www.guerrillagirls.com/posters/2014getnakedmusicvideo.shtml
10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyDUC1LUXSU
11. https://www.google.com/search?q=egypt+uprising+2014+protest+signs&es_sm=119&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=1CBYVKeqBI6xyATZroIg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=1440&bih=742#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=z0-XQlDRcWF4vM%253A%3Bmq1DT41hBrVTNM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fobsidianwings.blogs.com%252F.a%252F6a00d834515c2369e2014e861f7035970d-pi%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fobsidianwings.blogs.com%252Fobsidian_wings%252Fabroad%252F%3B440%3B330
12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKyJXvBW2dg
13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZiplVINs0g
14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga6HlJqrxEE
15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9H-m7ayqJs
16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHkGu6e0R4I&list=PL696F0823387275FA&index=11

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B Unit 3: Some additional digital hacks

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Panoramahacks
hacking the iphone camera’s panorama feature
by RISD GD Critic Paul Soulellis


 

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Excel Drawings by Danielle Aubert

 

 


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iQ font—When driving becomes writing
A modern take on Rauschenberg’s Automobile Tire Print.


 

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Making Future Magic: iPad light painting




Illucia: a patchable videogame controller
by RISD GD critic Chris Novello

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