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Project 6: Final Documentation

PROJECT 6: Group Final Documentation of finished installation*
Due: Week 12, Friday Dec 2
20% of Final Grade

RATIONALE
The final documentation should reveal your group’s process work from inception to
finish. Please include thumbnails, roughs, comps & finishes, as well as other visual
references such as photos & videos, pamphlets, brochures, and supporting materials.
Consider this as an end product, to include in your own portfolio, demonstrating your
ability to conduct visual research. Your capabilities as a designer/scholar should be
clearly demonstrated. Also, your ability to create a collaborative group designed
outcome is a basic requirement in our present work world.

DESIGN BRIEF
1.
Create a hard copy document of the class installation. * * This document may take
the form of a poster, book, DVD or CD. The choice of your medium is up to your
group, whatever all of you find most suitable to re-represent your work.
2.
The inclusion of Projects 2 (Annotated Bibliography), Project 3 (Digital Proposal),
and Project 4 (Installation) are critical to include as they represent a significant part
of your process work.
3.
Please show me this work in progress, so I may help guide you and you may receive
constructive feedback from your classmates.

* Subject to changes
**A duplicate copy should be made for each person in your group, to be put in your
individual portfolios, and myself as documentation and grading purposes.

Project 3: Group Digital Proposals/Presentations

Due: Week 7, Oct 28
15% of Final Grade

RATIONALE
The Electronic Group Proposal Presentation is to assist you in pre-visualizing,
and focusing your concept into the final installation. Also this is also a means of
practicing your presentation skills that are necessary to any design practice.

DESIGN BRIEF
1.
Create ideas and roughs of what your group plans are for your installation in the form
of a digital visual presentation that will be shared with the entire class. Each group
will hand in a digital hard copy in the form of a CD-ROM or DVD-R.
2.
Digital visual presentations are limited to 10 minutes for each ½ group
+ the Group’s Overall Idea (5)= 15 minutes
A. AGO (5m) / Queen West Galleries (5m) + Compare & Contrast (5m) = 15m
B. TTC (5m) / Bike Lanes (5m) + Compare & Contrast (5m) = 15m
C. Dundas Square (5m) /Chinatown (5m) + Compare & Contrast (5m) = 15m
3.
These digital visual presentations are meant to show to the class what you are
planning to do and so you may receive constructive feedback from your peers before
you actually create your final installation
4.
From these presentations, each group will develop a more concrete schematic
drawing or 3D model made to scale, i.e. in relationship to your final installation
HELPFUL LINKS
Structuring Your Talk, Pitch or Presentation

How to: Business Presentations and Public Speaking – top tips

PROJECT 4: Group Installation (subject to change)

30% of Final Grade
Due Week 10: Nov 18th*

Curate public displays i.e. the display cabinets in the halls of the Design Department at York that engage audiences in a visual discourse surrounding key contemporary urban design images and their influence on the sociocultural public sphere.

DESIGN BRIEF
1.
Create an educational and informative visual display for your YSDN design peers
that clearly communicates your design research findings
A.
How does design influence the major spaces of urban life and the public sphere- the museum/gallery, mass transportation/bike lanes, multiplicities/vernacular?
B.
Use your own accumulated experiences and the group’s collaborative knowledge with design- text, images and forms- to create your final display

2.
The materials used should support your visual, verbal & form presentation and argumentation.
A.
The educational exhibitions must be cognizant and respectful of the YSDN hallway space regarding traffic flow, fire safety and physical welfare of viewers in this shared public sphere.
B.
Not present any noise, visual, or physical toxicity to the space as a whole

3.
BEFORE creating or installing the public display, approval must be met by the professor, the Department of Design, and YU regulations, as well as address the common constructive criticisms by their classroom peers
A.
First, the group must physically make a digital proposal and presentation
B.
Second, they must make a schematic drawing or 3-D model of the final project to be created and made reflect its final scale

4.
EACH display must appropriately credit each individual’s major contribution to the overall project and their name

5.
All displays must include an abstract or summary of the groups’ findings of their visual research

6.
Every display must show the course name, number, semester and Professor
*subject to change

PDF COPY OF ABOVE DESIGN BRIEF
PROJECT 4: Group Installation Project

ONLINE EG’S
Open Green Map: What’s Green Nearby?

Green Map’s Archive is on the Move

Green Map Site Marker Pilot from around the world!

Project 2: Annotated Bibliography (due date moved back 1 week)

PROJECT 2 – Annotated Bibliography
NOTE: Deadline EXTENDED by ONE Week i.e. Due Fri, Oct 7
10% of Final Grade

For more detailed information, pls download PDF:
PROJECT 2: Annotated Bibliography- Design Brief


Design Brief of Annotated Bibliography

1. Create an on an Annotated Bibliography on an 8 1/2 x 11″ paper, 12 point type, 1” margins i.e. hard copy for class (& keep digital copy for final grading) that reveals the background readings used toward your individual investigation of your “Group Project Installation.”

A. Write FIVE main readings you have found MOST helpful to date & why

B. Write a summary of NO MORE than 100 words for EACH of the five reading sources you found. Each should explain why this writing was helpful to you in researching your group’s project. Also it should include your own opinion of why the text is pertinent.

2. Writings also must be able to contribute to your colleagues & group’s research and inquiry as revealed in Project 3, as well as final project installation (Project 4) and documented outcome (Project 5).

3. Due Friday, Oct 7th @ start of class (deadline extended by one week)

“Why should I write an annotated bibliography? To learn about your topic: Writing an annotated bibliography is excellent preparation for a research project. …collecting sources for a bibliography is useful, but when you have to write annotations for each source, you’re forced to read each source more carefully. You begin to read more critically instead of just collecting information. …annotated bibliographies allow you to see what has been done in the literature and where your own research …can fit.

To help you formulate a thesis: …The purpose of research is to state and support a thesis. So a very important part of research is developing a thesis that is debatable, interesting, and current. Writing an annotated bibliography can help you gain a good perspective on what is being said about your topic. By reading and responding to a variety of sources on a topic, you’ll start to see what the issues are, what people are arguing about, and you’ll then be able to develop your own point of view.”
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/01/

Project 2: Annotated Bibliography Resources

York University
http://researchguides.library.yorku.ca/content.php?pid=240146&sid=1981831

Purdue University
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/01/

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annotated_bibliography

LOCATED! Visual Research e-Book: See Michelle’s findings here

UPDATE: SAT, OCT 1
SCOTT LIBRARY HAS DECIDED TO ONLY PURCHASE ONLINE VERSION OF ‘VISUAL RESEARCH’ BOOK. Second copies of all other books are being ordered and put on Reserve Shelves.

Michelle W wrote @ September 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Like I said in my earlier email, there is an easily accessible, complete, online copy of Visual Research available through the York Library eResources. It is available here:

http://site.ebrary.com.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/lib/oculyork/docDetail.action?docID=10443168&p00=visual%20research%20noble

You will be asked to sign in through Passport York and then to ‘abide by acceptable use’ on the page after that. It should then take you directly to the book.

If the link does not work, follow these steps:

1) Go to the ‘Libraries’ page on the York website.

2) Above the search bar labeled ‘SEARCH LIBRARY RESOURCES’, click the ‘eResources’ tab.

3) In the search bar, type ‘Ebrary’. It will be the first option on the results page.

4) Click on ‘Click to access this resource’.

5) Sign into Passport York on the following page and agree to ‘abide by acceptable use’ on the one after that. You will now be on the Ebrary website.

6) In the Ebrary search bar, search ‘Visual Research Noble’ (Noble is one of the authors). It will be the first option on the results page.

7) Click the title of the book to access it.

Hope that helps everyone!

PROBLEM: E-Readings & Reserve Books on Weds, Sept 21

Dear Class,

Having received emails from several of you about trouble accessing eBooks & those on the Reserve Shelf in the Scott Library, I checked with the Heads of all the Departments responsible for getting these in place. (Mind you, I’ve been doing this each week with reassurances all will be in place or are in place…)

To my dismay, they are not in & this our 3rd week of class. Especially the ‘Visual Research’ book we are currently doing all of our readings, so I called & was reassured this will be done as quickly as possible. BTW, I was told they do have a hard copy, (although it does not come up in a digital search?) which they will put on the Reserve Shelf as soon as they locate it. Also they purchased an Ebook copy (BUT it has not been ‘catalogued’ as of yet).

In any case, I’ll check again this upcoming Thursday, in person!

Sincerely,
Catherine Ishino

P.S. All the Reserve books purchase requests have been sent i.e. as duplicate hard copies of each, and will later be able to be checked out for a 3-hour loan as well.

Update on E-Readings for Week 1

The e-books I requested have not been put up online by the Scott Library yet. So for the first week, you will need to go to the Scott library, read them there or photo copy them for your own usage. (Please see page 6 of the Syllabus I handed out last week or see ‘Readings’ on this blog for books, articles, chapters and pages number.)

The hard copy books are at the Circulation Desk on Reserve in the Scott Library. I tried to place two copies of each book to make them more accessible to you all. They are placed under my name, Catherine Ishino, and under the class name, Image & Influence, and YSDN 3106. You will have to give the librarian this information to check them out. I put all books on a 3-Hour Loan.

I have put wikipedia links for reference only, so you may get an overview of the authors and their frames-of-reference.

Weekly Lectures

Week 1: Intro Lecture
Lecture 1: Intro

Based on
An introduction to design and culture : 1900 to the present. By : Sparke, Penny Publisher Routledge, 2004

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Week 2: CONSUMING MODERNITY, p 13-33
Slides- Lecture 2, TEXT ONLY
Slides- Lecture 2, VISUALS ONLY

Week 3: IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY, p 34-54
Lecture 3: Impact of Technology

Week 4: DESIGNER FOR INDUSTRY, p 55-74
Designer for Industry

Week 5: RIP STEVE JOBS
Week 5: RIP Steve Jobs

Week 6: MIDTERM ASSESSMENT
Midterm Review

Week 7: GROUP PROPOSALS & PRESENTATIONS
MODERNISM & DESIGN, p 95-114 (TBD)
Occupy the Public Sphere

Week 8: POSTMODERNISM & DESIGN, 181-199\
DESIGNER AS SCHOLAR (TBD)
Habermas & the Public Sphere | Dioramas

Week 9: REDEFINITION, p 198-216 (TBD)

Week 10: NO LECTURE- CRIT OF MODELS

Week 11: NO LECTURE- INSTALL

Week 12: NO LECTURE- CRIT OF INSTALLATIONS, OPENING

Film Screenings

NEW LIST OF FILM SCREENINGS- SAT, OCT 1
Due to changes in due dates for the Display Cases, there is a new list of films to be screened. TBA. ci

Requested Titles
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Week 2: CONSUMING MODERNITY
Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie

Week 3: IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY
Bauhaus

Bauhaus:The Face of the Twentieth Century

Week 4: DESIGNER FOR INDUSTRY
Title: Olympia, Riefenstahl, Leni, DVD 9234 ir 9235 or 11619
Date: 09/30/2011

Olympia, Riefenstahl
http://www.youtube.com/watch v=ES2ZKjYrxM&feature=related

Week 5: MODERNISM & DESIGN
Paul Rand
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3gs54_paul-rand-byimaginary 6 forces_

Week 6: DESIGNING IDENTITIES
The devil wears Prada, DVD,2006
Date: 10/21/2011

Nelson Mandela
http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=ddbxKmbZsBdqMkM&hl= en&ned=us

WEEK 7: CONSUMING
Genuis of Design 1, Cool Factor- Apple,
Jobs-Ive, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_D6jpaq

Week 8: TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN
Genuis of Design 2

Jobs/frog design

Frontline : the merchants of cool, 2005, DVD 5989, 12658
Date: 11/04/2011

Title:The genius of design. Disc 2, DVD 13496
Date: 11/04/2011

Title: The genius of design. Disc 1, DVD 13496
Date: 11/04/2011

Week 9: DESIGNER CULTURE
Exit through the gift shop, shepard fairey, DVD 2010

Shepard Fairey

Week 10: POSTMODERNISM & DESIGN

Sagmeister
http://www.ted.com/talks/stefan_sagmeister_7_rules_for_making_more_happiness.html

David Carson/Sagemeister TBD via Hillman Curtis

Week 11: REDEFINITION
TBD- IDEO, Nightline & D-School, Stanford U

Week 12: NO SCREENINGS