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  • Tony Pritchard 10:48 am on August 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Data Visualisation, , , , , , , , Timeline, Typography, ,   

    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, , , , Sketchbook, Typography,   

    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 3:03 pm on February 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Baumann and Baumann, Bayer, Cassandre, , , Frans Lieshout, Irma Boon, , Karel Martens, Moholy-Nagy, North Design, , Odermatt and Tissi, , , , Piet Zwart, Russell Mills, , Total Design, Tschichold, Typography, Vaughan Oliver, Why Not Associates, Willi Kunz, , Wolfgang Weingart   

    20th Century Typography 

    This video is a highly selective review of 20th Century Typography. The main hypothesis is that the various movements and designers are in a continuum of development. I see this as evolutionary rather than a series of revolutions. I encourage viewers to look analytically at the examples and derive the key lessons to apply in their own work.

     
  • Tony Pritchard 9:08 am on September 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Typography   

    ISTD Condensed Article: Assessment 

    Here is my articled published in ISTD Condensed. It is primarily about my experience of assessing at the annual International Society of Typographic Designers’ Student Assessment. The article does cover why students struggle with the design process and what they can do in resolving their projects more successfully.

     
  • Tony Pritchard 11:54 am on August 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Root 2, Typography,   

    Root 2 Design 

    During the 1980s and 1990s I was part of a collaborative design practice called Root 2 Design. Root 2 comprised Peter Gill (founder), Heleen Franken, Geoff Haddon and myself. Root 2 provided consultancy to the arts, design, commercial, professional and financial sectors. Geoff Haddon and myself subsequently took up posts within the UK Higher Education sector. Peter and Heleen moved to the lake district and continued the practice until recently. The newly launched website archives the work of the group and provides an insight into its design attitude.

     
  • Tony Pritchard 9:35 am on March 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Reflections from the ISTD Student Assessment 2011 

     
  • Tony Pritchard 11:09 am on November 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Pop-up Shop, Typography   

    LCC vs Jaguar Shoes 


    This is my latest podcast advertising the pop-up shop collaboration between Jaguar Shoes and London College of Communication.

     
  • Tony Pritchard 11:03 am on November 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Pop-up Shops, Typography   

    LCC vs Jaguar Shoes 

    This is a proposed poster for a collaborative pop-up shop between the collective Jaguar Shoes and the London College of Communication.

     
  • Tony Pritchard 5:59 pm on October 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Hey You (Podcast) 


    Here is a podcast version of the poster below promoting new pop up shops to sell student work at LCC

     
  • Tony Pritchard 6:32 pm on October 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Typography   

    Hey You 

    This is a poster I designed to promote a pop-up shop selling student work at LCC

     
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