IAT-102: 13 Ok Great What Do I Do Now

IAT-102: 13 Ok Great What Do I Do Now — A slide deck

Close All Laptops Please

Only the back 2 rows may use laptops during lecture.

Ok, Great, What Do I Do Now?

What is Graphic Design?

Why Design Isn't InDesign

"Computers are design as microwaves are to cooking."
Milton Glaser
An old microwave

Tools Don't Make the Designer

Thick-rimmed glasses might

This won't make you a designer:

A Macbook (laptop computer)

So What is Graphic Design?

Wim Crouwel's advice for designers

Find Your Style

Freshen up that steez

Think about:

  • Process
  • Aesthetic
  • Abilities
A young child's drawing

Unique is a Limitation

Better to solve the problem

It's not about being the prettiest flower in the bunch.

A single yellow flower in a sea of green leaves

Don't Stop Learning

Avoid the 'plastic' stare

Stop learning and you very quickly fall behind.

A life-sized doll dressed up as a Soviet school-girl

Where Can SIAT Take Me?

A sketch of a site of proposed pedestrianization
IAT-233: Spatial Design
A map of voter turnouts across Vancouver
IAT-235: Information Design
SIATfest

IF THERE WAS ONLY ONE POINT IN THIS COURSE WHERE YOU ACTUALLY LISTEN, PLEASE MAKE IT NOW. THANK-YOU IF YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO ME DRONE ON THE WHOLE TIME

THINK

"Design requires aesthetic, for otherwise it is form without relevant content, or content without meaningful form."
Paul Rand

PROCESS

"Practice safe design: Use a concept."
Pterula Vrontikis

EXPLORE

"Design is in everything we make, but it’s also between those things. It’s a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy."
Erik Adigard

ASSESS

"Design is not the narrow application of formal skills, it is a way of thinking."
Chris Pullman

THINK AGAIN

Some text rendered in Comic Sans

P05 Final Notes

Deliverable reminder:

  • 1 completed citation/submission sheet, as a PDF to Canvas
  • 1 completed presentation, as a PDF to Canvas and brought to lab
  • 1 completed portfolio (on your SFU filespace)

Final Office Hours

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Course Evaluations

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Now on Canvas.

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