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.
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.
“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)
“The Museum Interface” a conversation between Sarah Hromack and Rob Giampietro
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)
Building a Bigger Picture
An Interview with Rob Giampietro (RISD Thesis Critic, Google Design NY)
Here is a compiled list of links from the PDF for Nicholas Felton’s workshop!
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
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.
hacking the iphone camera’s panorama feature
by RISD GD Critic Paul Soulellis
iQ font—When driving becomes writing
A modern take on Rauschenberg’s Automobile Tire Print.
Illucia: a patchable videogame controller
by RISD GD critic Chris Novello