A04: Reflection

Goal

Using any of the formats covered in this course (or a combination of) - digital photography, photo and text combinations, graphic story, stop motion, flipbook - you will create a clearly designed message on a topic of your choosing. Video/film is not allowed.

Due: The Week 12 lecture (details below).

Topic

In your final project you will research and select a reading on a topic that is of interest to you; it may be from another course or of personal interest. You may wish to find other readings on the same topic to broaden or deepen your understanding. It is essential that you have a good working knowledge of your topic. This research will form the basis of your final project.

Your approach may be subjective or objective: For example, you may relate your research to your personal experience, or you may create a photo essay or documentary.

Process

  1. Find a reading and topic that interest you.
  2. Complete as much research as necessary to understand the topic.
  3. Select a style of work (i.e. photography, graphic story... etc).
  4. Apply design concepts and considerations to communicate your message clearly and effectively.
  5. Iterate, iterate, iterate.

Materials

You may create your own material, or use material from online or other sources, but you must cite all other sources. If you work with online materials, your work must be edited to create an original work. Some methods of creating an original work:

Deliverables

  1. Final visual communication design.

  2. A reflection on the process (750 word maximum), which should cover:

  3. An analysis (500 word maximum), which should cover:

Final Delivery

Final process reflections and any digital materials are due as a PDF to Canvas before the lecture on week 12. Any physical materials (i.e. flipbooks) are to be delivered at the beginning of the lecture on week 12. Please remember that professionalism in your submission is important.

Double-check that your submission worked: Late penalties will be applied to items that we cannot open.

Late Submissions

Late submissions receive a 10% penalty per day late.

Grading Rubric

This assignment is worth 20% of your final grade, with each requirement receiving points as outlined below.

  1. Graphic story design (10 points):
  2. Process reflection (5 points)
  3. Analysis (3 point)
  4. Clear citation of sources (2 points)