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  • Tony Pritchard 10:48 am on August 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Data Visualisation, , , , , London College of Communication, , , Timeline, , ,   

    Information Design and Data Visualisation 

    This video attempts to show and explain aspects of Information Design and Data Visualisation as explored by the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma Design for Visual Communication courses at the London College of Communication. The purpose of designing the visual representations of information is to make the communication more accessible, understandable and useable. This often means dealing with complexity and attempting to clarify meaning. It could be said that information is dead until it is read. A balance between clear communication and a visually engaging design needs to be struck.

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    • Carina Marano 8:53 am on October 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      This independence of the coursework for the Postgraduate Certificate Design for Visual Communication at the London College of Communication makes it ideal for an online program. Is there any possibility it would become available online, specifically for students studying abroad?

      • Tony Pritchard 4:27 pm on October 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        That’s an interesting proposition which I raised with my programme leader at college. How would you see it working for you? Set projects? Video demonstrations/tutorials? Skype? Do you have any examples of practice you could point me in the direction of?

        • Carina Marano 11:28 pm on December 26, 2014 Permalink

          Two programs I’ve had experience with are Brandman University https://www.brandman.edu/ and Academy of Art University http://www.academyart.edu/. Brandman uses the Blackboard online system in which course work is divided by weeks and comprises of discussion threads, set projects, readings, and multimedia instructional aids such as videos. Academy of Art has an additional feature in their discussion threads that allows for marking and commenting on uploaded artwork for critiques.

          In addition, meeting features such as using Adobe Connect or Go To Meeting are helpful to discuss larger projects and facilitate small group work. I’ve seen this utilized every two weeks for 8 week courses to great effect.

          For a program like Visual Communication, I would recommend set projects with independent readings and video introductions, along with discussion forums to post to while the projects are in progress, and live meetings for critiques and follow up questions. There could be also be more live, but perhaps less formal interactions in the beginning and throughout the projects, such as video Skype office hours, or scheduled live chat sessions.

          The most successful online programs usually breakdown the coursework into smaller milestones throughout the class in order to assess that students are on track and are understanding each step of the process. This is in lieu of regular face to face meetings where the instructor can visually see the progression of work.

    • Tony Pritchard 8:11 am on December 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for taking the time to write this. My DVC course (http://www.arts.ac.uk/lcc/courses/postgraduate/pg-dip-design-visual-communication/) uses Moodle as essentially an information repository for things like projects, handbooks, handouts, etc. We compliment this with a group blog where thoughts, images, movies, etc can be posted and discussed. We are still very much a face to face course though.

    • daniele 10:18 am on February 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Very well done on this set of new videos!! They are amazing!

      • Tony Pritchard 11:27 am on February 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks Daniele – just visited your site and am impressed by the Typographic Hierarchy poster. I’ll post on my Twitter page

        • daniele 11:41 am on February 12, 2015 Permalink

          Oh wow! Thanks for visiting and for posting! Honoured to be featured alongside all that great work!

  • Tony Pritchard 9:29 am on August 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Design Research, Design Theory, , , London College of Communication, Sketchbook, ,   

    Sketchbooks 

    These two films look at how Henrietta Ross and Cat Drew developed their sketchbooks. Too often we look at the finished items and not the process that led to the resolution of projects. Henrietta and Cat take you through how they documented, contextualised, experimented and evaluated their work on the Design for Visual Communication course at the London College of Communication. Those new to visual communication from other disciplines or a text-based education might find these films useful in understanding this part of the design process.

     
  • Tony Pritchard 4:55 pm on May 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , London College of Communication, London School of Economics, LSE, , ,   

    LCC and LSE Collaboration 

     
    • Horacio Raspeño 9:35 pm on February 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Very nice idea and interesting results. Congrats, Tony and students of both LCC and LSE!

  • Tony Pritchard 9:35 am on March 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , London College of Communication,   

    Reflections from the ISTD Student Assessment 2011 

     
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