(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)
How can designers use collaborative methods to generate content and stimulate projects?
– Critique in your section
– Send electronic files to your instructor for results of all units and reflective document: a minimum of six files (pdf, etc.). This may be done via Dropbox, email, etc.
– Work from outside this class is also required for sophomore review. The above is what is needed from DS2.
Design an outward-facing expression of your reflective process.
A print product
An on-screen experience
You are making a practical but expressive tool that you will use to facilitate your end-of-year discussions.
Community (GD Commons, 5/18, 11:20am)
Your instructor (5/18)
Your end-of-year review (5/25)
We began the semester by asking you to ask questions.
What do you consider to be your strongest accomplishments as a designer so far?
What are your biggest challenges moving forward?
Where do you need help?
What inspires you?
What are your hopes for moving forward?
How have your design values evolved?
Try to be honest and clear with yourself.
This kind of awareness is crucial to any creative practice.
Ideally, it’s a continuous part of your growth process, in school and beyond.
Wednesday May 11
Unit 17 review
Monday May 16
Unit 18 design studio
Wednesday May 18
Unit 18 review
11:30–12:30 Full group in GD Commons
12:30–4:20 Individual meetings
Wednesday May 25
Juniors end-of-year review
How does the structure of information shape action?
We will use world-wide-web and the Internet as a case study for closely looking at and analyzing how the structure and layout of information on a web page affects the way we navigate the web. We will adapt a technique called ‘the dérive’ to experience, analyze and map a small portion of the web. This technique privileges subtle, actual, lived experience above abstract analysis. The unit will go on to explore how we can propose to re-design an experience (online or offline, digital or analog) and shape actions based on insight from our dérives and mappings.
1. As we go about our web-surfing we will become hyper aware of the design and context (how did we get to this page, what links did we follow, what social media service were we using?) of each page we visit.
2. Begin to pay close attention to the way you typically interact and navigate around a page.
3. We will begin to collect the bits and pieces we are noticing from each of these pages – images, snippets of text, urls, taking notes, drawings, sketches, screenshots, etc…
1. Now try to ‘drift’ through the web: try to navigate without using the back-button, without any search functions, using your keyboard as little as possible (see the Trailblazers Web Surfing Competition below).
2. Pay close attention to the way your interaction differs during your web-derive.
3. Collect and map the elements you are noticing during your web-derive
Using the collected snippets form 1.1 and 1.2, you will create a simple map of your experience. What is the simplest, most obvious way to display and share the information you have collected with your colleagues? What story does the collected information tell? Does your map reveal anything about your surfing habits, the sites you visit, the web in general? Did you take an unexpected detour on the web? Discover entire new sections, or categories of videos you have no idea existed? This assignment is about consciously navigating and tracking that navigation across the web.
You will present both maps in class in 1 week. Remember, maps can be diagrams, sketches, videos, poems, timelines, tumblrs, posters, or any other form you can imagine.
2. You will either refine your maps or choose another experience on which to apply the dérive and mapping. You could choose a book, a poster, a space, an event.
3. You will propose a way – through graphic design – to modify the lived experience you have chosen.
4. You will finalize your proposal or implement your design.
In our ever more global world, one thing we all have in common is the need to eat.
1) phase one:
>> Information design (project given Mon Nov 2 Due Mon Nov 9)
>> Unit 03 asks you to consider and choose among the suggested topics one of them.
>> Investigate its background Information that are related to your topic.
>> Find articles, websites, news sources, videos, books etc.
>> Evaluate, edit, organize your data to its very basic facts and core.
Format 24 x 36 poster.
Learning Goal: To develop a qualitative and quantitative understanding of information
Unit Objective: To encourage designers to engage in critical cultural and global issues.
2) phase two: Visual Narrative (project given Mon Nov 9 Due Wed Nov 18)
It should define your narrative voice and position.
Use any media including: visual narrative, text, image, sound performance, projection, etc.
Goal is to engage your audience.
Medium is open to the most appropriate and communicative format.
SUGGESTED TOPIC AREAS:
Other agricultural practices can impact the climate. Synthetic pesticides and fertilizers are widely used in agriculture, and are often made from fossil fuels. Manufacturing and transporting these chemicals uses significant quantities of energy and produces greenhouse gases.
Where your food comes from is also a factor. Currently, the average meal travels 1200 km from the farm to plate. Food that is grown closer to home will therefore have fewer transportation emissions associated with it, and also be fresher and support local farmers. And as the distance food travels decreases, so does the need for processing and refrigeration to reduce spoilage.
Food and health
We are what we eat, and getting it right can significantly slow the clock down
America has a wasteful food culture because of the pattern of our eating, and that kind of diet is one we’re unfortunately exporting to the rest of the world. one third of the world’s food is wasted before it is consumed In the developed world most of the waste happens at the consumer end, when food spoils in grocery stores or in refrigerators. Most of the waste in the developing world happens on the farm as a consequence of inefficient storage and processing facilities.
The price of food is wildly volatile. In 2008, the United Nations Food Price Index almost doubled in less than a year before crashing in 2009. Prices then shot up again in 2010 and 2011. Despite this volatility, our supply of food stayed stable throughout this period. This suggests that the price of food is not determined by our ability to produce food at a global level.
Do we choose the product that is “free from artificial sweetener” or has “no MSG”? What about the one that “contains no GM” Researchers have become uneasy about the use of iron in our diets. It brings dietary advantages to many, but problems for others. Folic acid, wheat, soya, nuts, shellfish and milk products bring benefits – but can pose risks. Dealing with occasionally dangerous trace ingredients is a vexed issue.
Organic food has more of the antioxidant compounds linked to better health than regular food, and lower levels of toxic metals and pesticides, according to the most comprehensive scientific analysis to date. There are “statistically significant, meaningful” differences, with a range of antioxidants being “substantially higher” – between 19% and 69% – in organic food.
The IARC’s experts concluded that each 50-gram (1.8-ounce) portion of processed meat eaten daily increased the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%.
The most important thing to know about the global food system is also one of the least appreciated: there is enough food for everyone on the planet to live a healthy and nutritious life. In fact, the UN tells us that there is about 2,800 kcal per person per day available. But, the global food system is deeply inequitable. There are about 842 million people hungry on the planet, while at the same time there are about 1.5 billion who are overweight or obese.
The way we’re producing our food is impacting our environment. Agriculture is responsible for 75% of deforestation worldwide, and is the largest contributor of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions. We’re also rapidly losing marine food sources. In 2010, 53% of fisheries were fully exploited (pdf), 28% were overexploited, 3% were depleted, and 1% were recovering from depletion.
A very small number of corporations control the vast majority of the world’s food trade: four companies produce more than 58% of the world’s seeds; four global firms account for 97% of poultry genetics research and development; yet another four produce more than 60% of the agrochemicals farmers use.
Eat Drink Man Woman
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and her Lover
Entire criterion collection + more!