Bespoke Infographics: Anna Wintour’s Family Tree

After our presentation on diagrams, I asked my D4 students to visualize this NY Post/Page 6 article, Anna Wintour’s Family Tree.  While the actual functionality of some are more successful than others, it’s really interesting to see the variety of visual and strategic approaches to outlining the Vogue queen’s connections. Check out some of their work below, and click on Permalink beneath each image if you’d like to get a closer look.

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Mapping the brands we love – Store Locator Guides

For Project 2, students created a store locator map for their selected brand. Check out some of the gorgeous specimens originating from our section of Design 4!

Class 2: Getting A Bit Moody with Fashion Moodboards!

The semester is off to a really great start! I was completely impressed by the quality and variety of the mood boards presented in class this week. From fabric swatches, to gel stickers and gemstones, to chains and feathers, there was a lot of great material analysis and concept research on display. A few student work examples and mood board details are above.

I’m really looking forward to seeing how this inspiration translates to our first information design project–the fashion show invitation (information design, pure and simple). Not only do the student need to clearly express the Who What When Where of the fashion show (discernible in 4 seconds or less!), they also need to inform the recipient of the essence of the brand.  That’s a lot of information packed into a tiny envelope!

Project 1: Redesigning the NYC Recycling Poster

For Project 1, the students were given the task of redesigning the NYC recycling checklist flyer.  The current design used by the NYC Department of Sanitation is a follows:

While the smiling garbage cans sure are fun, the students were tasked with making the poster easier to understand and more user friendly.  (There’s just way too much going on!)  They were given the option of using any of the information design tools that we’ve discussed so far this semester: pictograms, flowcharts, diagrams, tables, etc.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Kenney, who won the Students’ Choice Award.  The students voted that her design was their overall favorite.

Additionally, the students voted via anonymous ballot and judged the posters in three different categories:  Creativity, Functionality, and Craftsmanship.  While Elizabeth Kenney also won top honors in the Functionality category, Ray Chen was recognized for Craftsmanship and Emily Singer won for Creativity.  Kudos to all!

You can view the winning posters below.  All other D4 student designs can be found on each individual student’s blog, filed under “Project 1.”

TOP HONORS

STUDENTS’ CHOICE AWARD; FUNCTIONALITY

Elizabeth Kenney:

CRAFTSMANSHIP

Ray Chen:

CREATIVITY

Emily Singer:

Assignment 2: I BOUGHT WHAT?!

For their second assignment of the semester, D4 students had to create an infographic detailing the money they spent over the course of one week.  All student designs can be found on each individual student’s blog, filed under “Assignment 2.”  Some highlights are below.

Tracey Lin:

Dominique Romero:

Ray Chen:

Hannah Phang: