COMD3504 - Section OL69 - Spring 2022

Author: Prof. Matthew C. Lange (Page 1 of 7)

Week 15 Checklist

May 16 – May 23
It’s hard to believe that we are already here: the final week of the semester!

I hope everyone enjoyed last week’s presentations. It was great to see so many interesting topics. We have another exciting mix for this week as well.

Please also be sure to watch and comment on every presentation from last week and this week. Remember that your engagement with others’ presentations is part of your score for this project – you will be penalized for missing comments.

With that in mind, here are the tasks for this week:

Asynchronous Class Materials
1. Watch the presentations listed below.
2. Comment on each presentation

This week’s presentations are from:

Chaochao, whose presentation can be found HERE.

Gloria, whose presentation can be found HERE.

Guen, whose presentation can be found HERE.

Simon, whose presentation can be found HERE.

Shayne, whose presentation can be found HERE.

And there is one last very quick discussion post from me, which can be found HERE.

Once you’ve finished viewing and commenting on these presentations, you should be all set for the semester. If you have any last minute questions or concerns please just let me know.

Week 14 Checklist

May 9 – May 15
First, thank you to everyone who made time to meet last week. It was great speaking with (most) everyone. I hope our conversations were helpful for completing your final presentations. If you were not able to schedule that meeting, or if you have any additional questions regarding your final, please email me!

The checklist for this week is in a slightly different order, with the assignment before the asynchronous class materials. This has been done to emphasize the importance of completing and recording your presentation by the end of this week, on the 9th. In addition, the class materials – aka your presentations will be trickling in throughout the week. I’ll be updating the checklist accordingly. Please keep an eye out, and check back to see all of this week’s presentations.

Homework / Assignment
1. Record your Final Presentation! Please follow these Guidelines.

Asynchronous Class Materials
2. Watch the Presentations listed below.
3. Comment on the Posts containing each presentation.

This weeks presentations are from:

Sadman, whose presentation can be found HERE.

Iqra, whose presentation can be found HERE.

Faye, whose presentation can be found HERE.

Yiqiang, whose presentation can be found HERE.

Maria, whose presentation can be found HERE.

Angela, whose presentation can be found HERE.

…and Andrew, whose presentation can be found HERE.

We now have a really nice first round of presentations. Looking forward to seeing the second round posted very soon!

Assignment for Week 14

At this point you should have completed your research, then posted both the final PDF of your presentation and the PDF of your bibliography. (This was last week’s Assignment.)

Now it’s time to record your presentation! I find that the best way to do this is to: 1. Open your Personal Meeting Room in Zoom
2. Select Record on This Computer
3. Share your screen to whichever program you are using for the presentation
4. Start talking!
5. Click End Meeting when you are done. It should save to your computer then open the window in which it is saved.
6. Edit any extra material from the beginning and end of your video. (You can do this in Finder on a Mac.)
7. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo. Copy the link for the finished video
8. Create a new Post on our OpenLab site to share your video.
9. In the Block Editor for the Post, click the plus + sign then find YouTube or Vimeo. Paste the link into that field.
10. Categorize your Post as Research Project.
11. Click Publish
12. Give yourself a nice pat on the back – your research project is complete!

Week 13 Checklist

May 2 – May 8
Welcome to Week 13. In addition to the few tasks listed below you should be completing your research and preparation for your final presentation. As mentioned last week, I would also like to schedule individual meetings with everyone. We’ll discuss work-in-progress for presentation, and we will also talk about when you should upload your final recording.

Asynchronous Class Materials
1. Watch the Presentation for Week 13: Design Futures
2. Comment on that Discussion Post according to the guidelines therein.
3. Complete this Meeting Schedule Survey.
4. Look out for a confirmation email from me with your meeting time.
5. Join the Zoom Meeting Room at your scheduled time.

Assignment / Homework
6. Finish your Final Presentation!
7. Post your presentation and bibliography according to these Guidelines

As always, please let me know if you have any immediate questions regarding the tasks or expectations for this week.

Assignment for Week 13

Your poster/slide deck and your bibliography are due by the end of this week. We will review your progress in our meetings. In the meantime, if you have any questions concerning expectations, requirements, guidelines, etc. please just let me know.

There are 2 items to include in this Week’s Response Post
(1) a PDF of your presentation. This should be the same document that you will use to record your presentation, exported from PowerPoint, InDesign, or whatever program you use to design it.
(2) your bibliography. This should be a separate document, also saved as a PDF. Remember, in addition to class readings, you must include 10 sources from library databases.

Both of these items should be uploaded as a single Post, categorized as a Response. You will upload and share your recording separately. (The “Research Project” category should only be used for the Post containing the final recording of your presentation.)

Week 13 Meetings

As mentioned, we’ll hold another round of individual meetings this week. The goal will be to address any questions or concerns regarding your final presentation. We’ll also determine which week you will upload the recording of your meeting.

I expect that everyone will be facing a pretty busy week, but these meetings are important. If the times listed are tough for you, just let me know. I’m sure we can find something that will work!

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Discussion 13: Design Futures

Here is the presentation for this week, offering brief summaries or reviews of all the reading options from last week. In addition to covering some new ideas related to contemporary design, you may find a new source or two for your final.

You’ll see that the presentation ends with a discussion question: “What is design, today?” You should remember virtually the same question from Week 2. How have your views toward design changed throughout the semester? Do you have a new or revised idea of what design should be today? How has it changed in recent years? And where is design going in the future?

Please comment on this post with some ideas. And, as always, feel free to chime in with any additional questions or thoughts that you’d like to share.

Week 12 Checklist

April 25 – May 1
Welcome to Week 12. We’re now in the final stretch of the semester. You’ll see that there is a follow-up discussion, and one more set of readings, but we’ll continue to turn more attention toward our final presentations.

Asynchronous Class Materials
1. Watch the Presentation for Week 12: Underground/Mainstream
2. Feel free to comment if you have any unanswered questions regarding the reading or the presentation
3. Create a new Discussion Post, following these Guidelines
4. Leave comments on at least 3 of your peers’ posts

Assignment / Homework
5. Read two of the selections from this week’s Reading Assignment
6. Review the Guidelines for this Weeks Response Assignment, then create a new post containing your sketches and bibliography

As mentioned in the presentation, I hope to touch base with everyone next week. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me, especially if you have any questions or concerns regarding your final presentation.

Assignment for Week 12, pt. 1

For our final reading assignment you will be responsible for reading two articles from Graphic Design Theory. However, for this week you will decide which ones you would like to read. You may choose from the following:

Kenya Hara, Designing Design (2007):

Jessica Helfand, Dematerialization of Screen Space (2001):

Kalle Lasn, Design Anarchy (2006):

Ellen Lupton and Julia Lupton, Univers Strikes Back (2007):

Lev Manovich, Import/Export, or Design Workflow and Contemporary Aesthetics (2008): 

Dmitri Siegel, Designing Our Own Graves (2006):

Jan Van Toorn, Design and Reflexivity (1994):

Again, you only need to read two of these essays, but it might be wise to take a glance at all of them. You may find that a couple of them could be beneficial for your final.

There is no written response to these readings. Instead you will create sketches for your final, as described HERE.

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