September 18, 2016

ALL PARTS OF Project #1* are DUE:

  • Bring finish Inked Sketches (1 stable, 1 ambiguous) to class for critique.
    • Your inked compositions should be labeled ON THE BACK with your full name and the project number (ie: Project #1)
      NOTE: Points will be deducted from your grade if your work is smudged, wrinkled or bent. Protect your work with tracing paper and transport in a portfolio (refer to recent class demo).
  • Complete all Design Process Blog posts Phases 1-3 for Project #1.
    • We will use the class blog to present finished work during the critique next class.

* You will complete your final post (Phase 4: Deliver) after the critique


  • Present and analyze your finished work in terms of concept, craft, what you learned, and the design process.
  • State your name, your understanding of the project goals (ie: what is the point?), which parts are successful and which parts need more work.
  • Your peers and the professor will provide feedback. You will have an opportunity to revise your work based on the feedback and improve your grade.
  • When critiquing other student’s work, clearly describe what works and what doesn’t work using the project vocabulary:
    • Shape (Organic, Geometric)
    • Frame
    • Figure-Ground (Obvious, Ambiguous, positive space, negative space)


  1. Complete your final post (Phase 4: Deliver) for this project:
    • Create a new blog post called Urban Artifact: Phase 4.
    • In the post, document your thoughts about this project. Think about what you learned, what you could have done better (planning, material use, craft), and how you will apply what you learned to your next project. Consider and respond to the comments made in class during the critique.
    • Include links to your three other Design Process posts for this project. (ie: Phase 1: Discover, Phase 2: Define, Phase 3: Develop)
    • Don’t forget to comment on at least 3 other student’s posts. Review commenting guidelines first.
    • NOTE: You will receive a grade and comments from the Professor on this post. If you do not create this post, you will not receive a grade for the project.
  2. Materials needed for next class:
    • your favorite piece of music
    • headphones
    • sketchbook (always)
    • Pencils (wide range from 4h to 4B)

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