Teaching Staff: Narelle Desmond, Karen ann Donnachie, Ella Egidy, Marion Schaberl and John Warwicker.
Infographics Studio introduces students to infographics through digital technologies, analogue techniques, and speculative design, with a particular emphasis on the effective communication of information data. The subject comprises lectures and project work exploring how complex information can be transformed into efficient graphic solutions.
Pictograms for the University of Melbourne Cultural Collections
Students were asked to research and respond to the vast collection of historical objects and artefacts held at the University of Melbourne by designing a series of pictograms.
Wayfinding The Potter Museum of Art
Working in groups, students were asked to create a speculative wayfinding system for the Potter Museum of Art. Currently undergoing a significant transformation the Museum’s ambitious redevelopment will see an expansion of the Museum’s footprint through the creation of new teaching and gallery spaces, cafe and campus facing entry. With the input from gallery staff, students created a new wayfinding system which included assisting visitors and audiences to navigate around and through the new spaces.
Data Manifestation is a design practice involving the communication of quantitative information through objects, installations and other sensory experiences. Using the research and teaching methods from the Royal College of Art in London, students explored ways in which complex information can be compiled and distilled into outcomes which are both physical and experiential.