final deliverables and schedule by tyler galloway

wed nov 28
work day

fri nov 30
end of semester show setup

wed dec 5
spring self-directed project sharing

fri dec 7

deliverables due by noon today:

project documentation: work due on portfolio website
include project title, concise description, image + caption-based narrative, set up consistently with the rest of your portfolio

email me with url of your portfolio documentation

final project images
high res photos or screen shots of your project work [context photos of physical objects preferred, flat artwork of graphics, photoshop simulations, or any other form of visuals are also encouraged – .tif or high-res .jpg standalone files [not as part of presentations, proposals, pdfs, etc].

email me an archive of photos. filename: lastname_firstname-va-photos.zip

nov 14 class by tyler galloway

in class
due to a change in their travel plans, terrance and abby clark’s presentation will now be via google hangout. rats! still, it will be good. also, no portfolio reviews on friday after studio. sorry!

after their presentation and q&a, you will have time to finalize your project and presentation work. irving amphitheater is reserved and available for practice until 3:30.

new work for next class
presentations!
i will be in a meeting until about 11:50 and will need to receive guests and such. i’ll come to irving amphitheater as soon as i corral everyone and we will start.

don’t forget your presentation deliverable: pdf with high-quality images and presenter notes due to me by 5pm nov 16. filename: lastname–lastname-lastname-va-finalPres.pdf

final proposal packets are due to me by the end of the day on wednesday nov 21. earlier is fine as well. this packet should include everything needed to make handoff for production / implementation as easy and seamless as possible – the who, what, when, where, why, how of the project.

final presentations nov 16 by tyler galloway

17 min each

possibly in irving amphitheater

12:00 devon

12:20 kelsey / jenna / sydney

12:40 alli

1:00 baillie

1:20 caitlin

1:40 z / tori / isabelle / ana

2:00 alex

2:20 brooke / josh

introduction

project overview / overview of the project – problem or question statement[s] and project outcome or project purpose / goal / mission statement.

supporting material – why you arrived at that approach, including interviews/user feedback.

“how you got where you got” – decision-making process.

branding.

final product – imagery and / or physical product. allowing time for guests to look at physical things. could discuss in terms of phases of implementation, user scenario – sequence based, macro to micro.

deliverable: pdf with high-quality images and presenter notes due to me by 5pm nov 16. filename: lastname–lastname-lastname-va-finalPres.pdf

nov 7 class by tyler galloway

in class
things you should be focused on right now:

refining visual form

budget

final proposal – my initial thoughts on this are on this post. please add any thoughts or details in the comments.

final presentation – let’s talk about this as a group so we are all on the same page

systematic approach [how is this replicated?]

new work
prepare your design studio report for friday. see this post for details.

next wednesday, nov 14, we will have kcai gd alumni abby and terrance clark from thrive present their studio’s work at noon. yes! i’m so pumped for this. please do a little homework beforehand.

abby and terrance will also be attending final presentations on the 16th. they will hang around after 3:00 for those who want to do a portfolio review. please let me know if you might be interested in this so we can get a time scheduled.

studio reports // due friday nov 9 by tyler galloway

caitlin - greater good studio, chicago

baillie - design action collective

jenna - civic creatives, st louis

ana - hyperakt, new york city

kelsey - firebelly, chicago

sydney - celery design collaborative, berkeley

isabelle- the center for urban pedagogy, brooklyn

devon - rosten woo, los angeles

z - make: good, london

brooke - la mas, los angeles

josh - free-range studios, san francisco

alli - ideo.org, sf, nyc, nairobi

tori - liz ogbu

alex - adbusters, vancouver

as stated in the earlier schedule, the goal of your report is to inform your classmates of the existence of this studio and summarize their contributions to this area of design practice. what do they focus on? what types of projects exemplify that? what do you think about their approach?

due friday nov 9. ten minutes total per report. plan for around 7-ish minutes for your report and 3 minutes for feedback / q&a. determine the best media for your report, given our context of the classroom and a 14 person audience. keynote is not a requirement, but audience engagement and memorability is.

oct 31 class by tyler galloway

in class
finish up “objectified” film

group crit over work in progress. due to film finishing, let’s go with about 12 minutes total for each project group.

new work
do the sustainability readings for friday.

send me a pdf of a few 11x17 horizontal prints of your process work by around 8am friday.

continue project work!

schedule // final weeks by tyler galloway

below is a general schedule for the remainder of the semester. details to come on some specifics for the more specific days.

oct 26 - friday
discuss readings.
watch “objectified”.
in terms of your project work, make sure you are collecting new audience feedback and refining prototypes, adding detail, making them more “real” and building out a complete system of artifacts that shape behavior[s]. how participatory are you making your process and / or outcomes? has the audience had much input in shaping your work? how much have you actually talked with your audience?


oct 31
- wednesday
informal work-in-progress class crit, to make up for the one i missed last week. i will be asking the participation question above about each project. about 15 minutes max per project team.

assign sustainability readings.


nov 2 - friday
discuss sustainability readings.

possible video presentation from thrive.

desk crits as time allows.


nov 7 - wednesday
field work. design refinements and presentation preparation. assign studio reports [assignments forthcoming].

the goal of your report is to inform your classmates of the existence of this studio and summarize their contributions to this area of design practice. 10 minutes total per report. plan for around 7-ish minutes for your report and 3 minutes for feedback / q&a. determine the best media for your report, given our context of the classroom and a 14 person audience. 

nov 9 - friday
give studio reports. this will be awesome.

nov 14 - wednesday
work time + desk crits – presentation preparation. 
today is the last class session before presentation.

nov 16 - friday
final project presentations.
8 projects at 17 min each.
deliverable due by 5pm: pdf with high-quality images and presenter notes. filename: lastname–lastname-lastname-va-finalPres.pdf

nov 21wednesday
deliverable due by midnight: final proposal packet. file or folder name: lastname-lastname-lastname-va-finalProposal.pdf or similar. ask me if you have multiple files or need to modify in some way.

nov 21 / 23
no class - thanksgiving.

nov 28 - wednesday
project documentation – work on portfolio website.
include project title, description, image + caption-based narrative, set up consistently with the rest of your portfolio.

nov 30 - friday
end of semester show prep.

deliverables due by 5pm today:
- email with url of your portfolio documentation.
- high res photos of your project work. context photos of physical objects are preferred, flat artwork of graphics, photoshop simulations, or any other form of visuals are also encouraged.

dec 5 - wednesday
senior dp proposals, 8ish to 3ish. details to come.

readings for oct 26 class by tyler galloway

this week’s articles are generally about economics in relation to social innovation, or perhaps more specifically, what is known as social entrepreneurship – starting businesses and organizations for the benefit of society.

designer as producer” by victor margolin

adbuster: veronique vienne interviews kalle lasn

How A Man With No Coding Experience Built An App That’s Bringing Solar Power To Yemen” on fastco design

and lastly, find an article on this page and give us a verbal rundown of it.

a good project will... by tyler galloway

take many concepts from our readings into account

be as participatory as possible

be easily justifiable by primary and secondary research

have prototypes and tests that are as real as possible

have multiple rounds of audience feedback on prototypes

be thoroughly documented so handoff to another group for implementation is easy and seamless

  • who: authors and contact info for questions

  • what: concise description of the project

  • why: project justification and impact potential [what will the community gain?]

  • when: is there a timeline for implementation? a particular life cycle? deadlines?

  • where: any geographic constraints? event locations?

  • how: include instructions for implementation, production files, vendor information for printing, budget for materials and supplies, etc.

[a work in progress. stay tuned for more ideas or contribute your own in the comments!]

oct 17 class by tyler galloway

in class
goal: audience feedback due [if at all possible].

seft hunter here until about 1:20 to talk with students. i will join him to take in his perspective.

after seft leaves, i will talk with groups and individuals as needed.

new work
for wed oct 24: round 2 prototypes due / full class informal discussion on work-in-progress talks [no fancy presentations. literally show what you’ve made and talk about your progress and process]

highly recommended activity by tyler galloway

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for those working with the external community, and really anyone interested in social justice issues, i recommend rsvp’ing for this event on wednesday night. the poor people’s campaign is a revival of the same campaign dr. martin luther king, jr began near the end of his life, which was a national call for moral revival in the fight against systemic racism, economic exploitation, and militarism.

i recommend this because the issues you are dealing with – violence, education, predatory lending, voter disenfranchisement, trauma & children’s health are all intertwined with many other issues that affect people stuck in poverty. this would be a good way to expose yourself to many people who both know about these issues and live with them daily.

the speakers are national co-chairs of the poor people’s campaign and more information can be found on the facebook event page.

oct 10 and oct 12 classes by tyler galloway

both classes are canceled, due to our kyle green workshop. please keep making progress on testing prototypes, documenting user feedback, and making positive revisions to your ideas. we will resume readings and desk crits next week.

as a reminder, here are the two upcoming deadlines for your project work. these are “hopefuls” and i provide them as a general guideline, knowing that everyone is moving at their own pace, and trusting that you are proceeding as rapidly as you can. the main thing i cannot move are the november 16 final presentations, which are only six weeks out, so keep pressing on with that in mind.

wed oct 17: audience feedback due.

wed oct 24: round 2 prototypes due / informal work-in-progress talks [no fancy presentations. literally show what you’ve made and talk about your progress and process]

readings for oct 5 discussion by tyler galloway

this week’s readings are generally about ethics and design, raising questions about “professionalism”, our responsibility to humanity as designers, and our relationship to power, among other related topics. good stuff!

human dignity and human rights: thoughts on the principles of human-centered design” by richard buchanan, from looking closer 5

good citizenship: design as a social and political force” by katherine mccoy, from citizen designer

the design of dissent” interview with milton glaser by tony kushner, from the design of dissent

bring your questions and provocations. devil’s advocates especially welcome. this is your conversation – own it!

oct 3 class by tyler galloway

in class
review first round prototypes. a reminder of their purpose:

these can be “rapid” but should be understandable enough to your audience that they can comment on them and provide feedback. these can be systems diagrams, cardboard models, preliminary printed designs, etc, but should be as visual and “thing-like” as possible. the goal here is to create a rough approximation of the real thing so users can test and provide useful input. the next step beyond this will be to test your prototypes with audience members.

discuss plans for testing and documentation.

review process to-date and discuss any issues as needed.

new work
for friday: do the readings and prepare your provocations for your classmates.

no class next week, due to a 2-day workshop with kyle green. details to come. i do want you to continue making progress on your project, as time is pretty short. i will email further instructions for next week and post to the course blog. be on the lookout.

link // opportunity atlas by tyler galloway

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the opportunity atlas is an interactive data visualization tool that maps the childhood roots of social mobility. using the map, you can trace the roots of today's affluence and poverty back to the neighborhoods where people grew up.

it’s brought to you by an organization called “opportunity insights” who bring researchers and policy analysts together to analyze new data and create a platform for local stakeholders to make more informed decisions.

general schedule by tyler galloway

i will provide more details as each date nears, but these are the major milestones for the remainder of this project. be warned, it will go fast!

wed oct 3: round 1 prototypes due.

wed oct 17: audience feedback due.

wed oct 24: round 2 prototypes due / informal work-in-progress talks [no fancy presentations. literally show what you’ve made and talk about your progress and process]

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fri nov 16: final project presentations. each project will have 18 minutes maximum, including presentation and q&a time. that should give us enough time for one break between cco and ecosarc projects and we can still get done on time.
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fri nov 30: documented project due on your professional website – project title, images, description that includes problem, goals, and solution.

fri nov 30: end of semester show

wed dec 5: dp proposals