IS Presentation Techniques 2

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IS Presentation Techniques 1

A check list (click images to enlarge, and click again for maximum size):

1 a, b, c. perfect presentation models and photography (NOTE: hand gives working-model a scale)
2. Information diagrams—giving details of how things work within your design, and Information HIERARCHY: use of arrows, pull-quotes and boxes that highlight important information that the readers eye should notice first. (NOTE: thin, red line-weight)
3. Details/Diagrams eg: a) a diurnal study of lighting effects. NOTE: image captions with concise explanations
b) textures and patterns
4. Location mapping: breaking down information and displaying it as clear, individual elements that can be read as layers
5. Iteritive models, material explorations
6. information extrusion—showing detail AND where this detail exists within the project
7. Macro information, eg. Site diagram
8. Sections and details of use
9 a, b. Montages with measured drawings—drawings details that exist outside the picture
10. Understanding the ground plane—what is situated above ground, and what is situated below

On Typographic Grids

Here is the definitive word on using grid systems in graphic designLink to Amazon book reference here

On Typography Check List

and the sound track

Some TYPO Blogs

and here

So, Communication is Beautiful

Watch the talk by David McCandless on, visit

Artist Book Talk

This Friday sees an exciting opportunity for a seminar by Helen Cole on designing beyond the assumed parameters of book making.  This will come in handy for all students currently working on their 4th year research project books or with that in their future.  Do come along.

Friday 21 May 2010
— 10 to11:00am —
followed by morning tea with light refreshments
UTS CB06.04.06
RSVP by Wednesday 19 May