Tag archive for design

2011: The Year in Review

To wrap up 2011, I’ve spent the past few days sorting through my postings, RSS feeds, and notes from the past year. Here, in no particular order, are ten items that rose to the top of the pile for me. Creativity As a follow up…

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Back to School Links

iboy_daniel, CC Attribution License School buses will soon be on the road again as fall classes are just around the corner. To mark the occasion, here is a collection of ‘back to school’ links I’ve been gathering for the past month or so: This video…

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Web Sightings for December 2010

There’s something for everyone in this last installment of Web Sightings for the decade: The Masterpiece from Maeve Clancy on Vimeo. First up, we have an animated film by Maeve Clancy that tells the story of an artist who upon finishing a painting that he…

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Web Sightings for May 2010

Let’s start this month’s collection of websites with The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum‘s new online database that contains images of the artist’s work, photographs, and correspondence from the museum’s collection and research center archive. In addition to browsing or searching the database, you can also save…

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Teaching About Logo Design

A logo is a graphic mark or emblem commonly used by commercial enterprises, organizations and even individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition. (Wikipedia) Produced by French designers from H5, Logorama can be used as a classroom springboard for exploring how logos have become…

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Design Education and Social Change

Last weekend, I took in the Ligature 19 juried design show here on The University of Florida’s campus that featured some of the best work from UF undergraduate and graduate design students this past year. One work, Robert Finkel’s Bottle Water Kiosk, resonated with me…

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Join The Student Creative

On Sunday, I chatted (via Skype) with Matt Cauthron who teaches digital imaging, media arts, and animation in the Digital Arts Technology Academy (DATA) at Cathedral City High School in Cathedral City , CA. While our conversation covered a host of topics, much of it…

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Web Sightings for October 2009

Here are ten October treats: 1. With Halloween coming up at the end of this month, check out Mark Newport’s knitted super hero costumes at the Greg Kucera Gallery. (See Q&A with Newport on Smithsonian.com) 2. Also, don’t miss Nick Cave’s embroidered “sound suits” at…

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Web Sightings for September 2009

Here are sites to see for the month of September: 1. Show your students how advertisers and product designers sometimes borrow ideas from art history with these examples from Smashing Magazine. 2. Two great advocacy statements for the arts and arts education surfaced on the…

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Introducing Design in the Classroom

Earlier this summer, I came across two books within a week’s time that I knew immediately I had to purchase. The first is Marveltown, a children’s book by Bruce McCall, writer and illustrator for The New Yorker, Car and Driver, and National Lampoon. I’ve long…

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