Visual Communication 1: Shape studies

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Created: 05/28/12
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Course: Visual Communication 1

This was an introductory course in visual communication taught by me as a Graduate Teaching Instructor for one section of the sophmore class. This course is designed by Professor Karen Hayes Thumann who taught this same course for second section of the class.

The course focuses on non verbal communication. Students are introduced to design research, theory and methods. It even explores the importance design plays in shaping meaning and interpretation through basic visual interaction.
  • Course: Visual Communication 1

    This was an introductory course in visual communication taught by me as a Graduate Teaching Instructor for one section of the sophmore class. It is designed by Professor Karen Hayes Thumann. The course explores the importance design plays in shaping meaning and interpretation through basic visual interaction
  • Shapes studies:

    Goal: Design and develop a series of black shapes. Each of these studies requires you to use your knowledge of line (quality and tension), curves (where appropriate), closure, placement, tension, and figure/ground.

    1. Simple shape
    Design a simple, non-biased flat shape that may use one or two points .This is a simple flat shape relying on tension in the curves.

    2. Complex ambiguous shape | figure/ground
    Design a complex shape using curves where the field can be read on two or more planes. The shape should be well designed using contrast, proportion, tension, and be visually centered on the format.

    3. Folded shape
    Design a folded shape using a 2 x 11 inch strip of black paper. This new folded shape must give the illusion of 3D space and have at least two folds one being a 90ยบ angle. It must also communicate that it is a strip of paper. Be careful not to confuse complexity with clarity.

  • 1) Simple Shape

    * Work of Carli Lewis
  • 2) Complex Shape

    * Work of Kimberly Fuller
  • 2) Complex Shape

    * Work of Carli Lewis
  • 2) Complex Shape

    * Work of Jayme Gritch
  • 3) Folded Shape

    *Work of Carli Lewis

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