Evaluation Criteria

  • Your assessment will be based on 3 projects with multiple components divided into homework and in-class assignments.
  • Punctuality and meeting deadlines are critical to success in this class, 10% of your overall grading criteria is based on diligence and professionalism.
  • A rubric will be used to determine how well you are achieving strategic, visual and production based goals. We will use these rubrics to determine what parts of your execution are successful or unsuccessful.


Project 1: Information Graphic

Visually tell a story through researched and fact based information using graphic based charts and graphs. The design in the form of a poster must present a ‘problem’ and then explain or explore the ‘problem’ through quantitative or qualitative information that has been researched and is displayed in a way that clarifies and compares.
to explore various methodologies for researching and displaying information and to develop strategies for designing effectively and communicating to audiences. To imagine new forms of organizing information and to discover how information can be clarified to create more coherent communication.
>>Project 1 see GRADING RUBRIC

Project 2: Visual Diagram

(Diagram, Tutorial, How To, Informational)
is a simplified drawing that shows the appearance, structure, or workings of something complex; a schematic representation.
Objective: Select an object or an item that could use explanation. Using design, create a visual diagram or dissection (cutaway) that details:
1. What the object is made up of
2. How it behaves/functions
3. And any additional information that might be relevant to a deeper understanding of it.

Project 3: Historical Flow Chart

For the final project you will be focusing on information sequencing; explaining a concept through a series of stages: A. B. C., 1. 2. 3., etc. These stages do not have to be presented sequentially but they need to be read and understood within the context of each other. Subject matter could be the same as in Project 2 and could be designed to accompany that project.
Objective: Presenting factual information sequentially (not necessarily linearly) Topic must be:
1. Historical or
2. Time based


  • 40% — Project 1 Info Graphic+ related assignments and homework
  • 20% — Project 2 Visual Diagram + related assignments and homework
  • 20% — Project 3 Historical Flow Chart + related assignments and homework
  • 10% — Student Designer Presentation
  • 10% — Participation/Homework

Teaching/Learning Method

  • Demonstrations
  • Lectures
  • Critiques
  • Presentations
  • Everyone must sign-up for OpenLab



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