Your first two projects have you exploring print magazine layout design. This project (P01) has you explore the design process in preparation for the actual layout design covered in the second project (P02). You can assume that for both projects you are designing a new print magazine that is focused on a specific topic area (not a broad or general interest magazine).
Please note that you will not be writing the article, just designing the layout for it.
Before your lab time on May 24.
5% of your final grade.
There are a number of weeks in which to complete this project, so please make sure to read the instructions below carefully.
In this week's lab you will spend time starting to explore and deciding on a magazine topic area you want to pursue as part of your project. As part of the week after the first labs we are expecting you will complete the following:
|:D (Extra exploration)||:) (Keeping up)||:| (Tough week)|
In addition to meeting expectations (outlined to the right):
One clearly titled and organized document illustrating, brought in printed:
One document without clear titling and organization illustrating:
In this week's lab, we will critique your process thus far. Once done the lab, you will be expected to:
Final deliverables are due to Canvas before your May 24 lab and make sure to double-check all your submitted files to ensure they can be opened. Final submission includes 1 process document (PDF), submitted to Canvas.
Remember that Graphic Design is a design course, and as a result the submitted package of materials and their quality should be considered a design problem just as much as any other aspect of the project.
Your project will be graded on the following criteria:
Grading Focus: Weekly deliverable checks, quantity and quality of exploration.
A: Deliverables demonstrate more exploration.
B: Deliverables meet the expected amount of process exploration outlined in the brief.
C: Some of the required weekly deliverables are missing.
D/F: Numerous weekly deliverables are missing.
Grading Focus: Effective identification of topic area, quality and quantity of idea generation.
A: The research demonstrates an strong overview of magazines (more than 3) within the topic area, and the ideation process helps develop many effective means (at least twenty) of differentiating from existing magazines.
B: The research demonstrates a good overview of magazines (three examples) within the topic area, and the ideation process helps develop some effective means (ten to twenty) of differentiating from existing magazines.
C: The research demonstrates a limited overview of magazines (less than three) within the topic area, and the ideation process helps develop some effective means of differentiating from existing magazine (up to ten).
D/F: The research shows little overview of magazines within the topic area, and the ideation process generates few means of differentiating from existing magazines.
Grading Focus: Use of visuals, quality of argument.
A: The rationale uses visuals and text to clearly, concisely, and effectively demonstrate how the magazine could differentiate itself.
B: The rationale uses visuals and text to demonstrate how the magazine could differentiate itself with some lapses in clarity, conciseness, or effectiveness.
C: The rationale uses only text to demonstrate how the magazine could differentiate itself with some lapses in clarity, conciseness, or effectiveness.
D/F: The rationale does not effectively demonstrate how the magazine could differentiate itself due to significant lapses in clarity, conciseness, or effectiveness.
Grading focus: Effective and clear titling, well structured submission.
A: All requested materials are clearly presented and labelled within a single-file PDF submission.
B: All requested materials are clearly presented — no concerns with image clarity — and mostly labelled — some unclear or unlabelled items — within a single-file PDF submission.
C: Most of the requested materials are presented with some being unclear — some poor or difficult-to-read images — or unlabelled. Submission may be within a single-file or multi-file PDF.
D/F: A significant amount of the requested materials are missing, or unclearly presented — poor or difficult-to-read images — or unlabelled. Submission may be a multi-file PDF.