Today we had out first lecture for the new unit: Development and Realisation. In this lecture, we were introduced to the assignment we will have to complete by the 12th of January.
One part of this assignment is to create a ‘Communication Design A2 Poster’, around a theme chosen from a list provided. After reading carefully through the list of subjects, there are a couple that I would be interested in looking at:
- Who lives the longest? Visually compare life expectancy across a number of countries e.g. the European Union
- What is your social network? Visualise your Facebook social network using Facebook’s classification of close friends, family and acquaintances.
Over the next week, I will look at the possibilities for each of these types of posters, and make a final decision about which subject I would like to focus on.
The second part of this assignment is to research and plan around our chosen subject, and document it here.
We will be using software such as Illustrator and Inkscape, which are both completely new to me, so I look forward to learning what can be achieved with them.