Graphic Design Oracle – a teaching tool

I made this small box for quick in-class prompts for exercises.

In the box, there are three categories of information:

Students are to randomly pick from the decided color and then utilize that information as part of an in-class exercise.

For this first version, the quotes, artists, and tips came from my own readings and interests. However, as this project expands, I want to reach out to other design educators to populate these categories with different artists that represent the diversity in the discipline. Hopefully, it can become a website and collaboration can be streamlined.

Photo of the box and cards.

Here are some of the ways I hope to use this “oracle” in class:

  1. Pick an artist – research it – make a presentation – share it with the class.
  2. During work-time, students can pick one of the tips and see how they can apply it to the project at hand.
  3. To practice layout and grids, students can pick a quote and design it within certain limitations.

I hope this can become an interesting way of teaching design!

Published by Vitoria, no C

Instructional Assistant Professor at Illinois State University BFA in Graphic Design and New Art Media from the University of North Dakota MFA in Graphic Design from Iowa State University

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