Design for Good
Class assignments and schedule, October 29th, 2009
THESE ARE JUST THE ASSIGNMENTS SO YOU KNOW WHAT’S COMING. WE WILL HAVE DISCUSSIONS AND LECTURES ABOUT RELATED SUBJECTS DURING CLASS.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NOT FINISHED THE FIRST ASSIGNMENT (LINES, GORILLAS AND CELL PHONES, A VEGETARIAN WORLD, PLEASE FINISH THEM AND BRING THEM IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THEY WILL IMPACT YOUR GRADE)
Wednesday, November 4th
No class. Assignments should be posted on the blog and I will review each individually. We’ll have a make-up class on Sunday the 22nd
Assignment due before the 4th:
1. Robert Swan logos: Please post them everybody and I will write notes. Together we will choose your favorite and most successful logo
2. Concepts for the campaign for Robert Swan. This is what we discussed last week, the campaign to reach youth. Several weeks ago we went through each of the audiences you chose, and wrote messages for them. Your assignment now is to develop concepts for how you will design a campaign to engage your audience to support Robert and his initiative. What you can do for this coming Wednesday is sketch or write your ideas. I’ll help you move them along so you can present rough designs for the 11th
Wednesday, November 11th. CLASS MEETS FROM NOW ON
1. Robert Swan logos, applied in an identity program including in context on his web site, CD label, business card, brochure.
We will review in class and clarify next steps for the class on the 18th
2. Design sketches for your program for Robert Swan to reach youth. We’ll continue to work on these and refine them together.
3. Your favorite species. Come prepared to talk about what you’ve chosen. We will discuss next steps and the research you’ll need to do. You don’t have to do anything but come prepared to tell us what you’ve chosen and why
Wednesday, November 18th
1. Final refinements of Robert Swan logo, further refinements of identity program and program for youth. We will discuss preparations for the presentation to Robert
2. Rough sketches on your work to support your favorite species. We will discuss this together so you know exactly what’s needed.
Sunday, November 22nd. MAKE UP CLASS FOR THE ONE WE’LL MISS ON THE 4TH. I WILL BUY PIZZA
1. All materials for Robert Swan. We will spend this class putting together a presentation for Robert with all work and logic framework. This will be a valuable class for you, because you will learn the essential skills for presenting your work to clients and selling it.
2. Be prepared to discuss your choice of PopTech Fellow and why. This assignment will carry over into the spring semester, I will make connections for you so that you can speak to your fellow and understand what they need. We will continue to discuss this each class until the break, then begin work in earnest in January
Wednesday, November 25th
Presentation to Robert Swan. This will probably have to be video conference or skype, I will coordinate
Wednesday, December 2nd
1. Any refinements to the work that arise based on our presentation to him
2. Concept designs to support your favorite species. These will take the form of a book.
Wednesday, December 9th
1. Any lingering details for Robert Swan so that we turn over files to him that he can use
2. Final designs for your favorite species
3. Continued discussion of PopTech Social Innovation Fellow
4. A surprise one week assignment to summarize all you know. You will use color, images, type and design format to create impact.
Wednesday, December 16th
Bring all the work you’ve done for the semester. We will have a review of all of it, and discuss how far you’ve come, what you learned, what you want to learn, and plans for the spring.
WE WILL ALSO HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT FINDING JOBS FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED.
Wednesday, December 23rd
I think we’ll be celebrating the holidays
It’s going to be great.
Clients will include
Your PopTech Fellow.
and the Case Foundation
We will end the spring semester with an exhibit of your work.