Building a History of Motion Design
|Institution:||California Institute of the Arts|
|Level:||Graduate, Non-design Majors, Senior|
|Category:||Design History, Graphic Design, Motion|
|Filed Under:||BIPOC, Community, Culture, Design History, Four-year Program, Non-design Majors|
Students were asked to identify and research a theme that would contribute to the history of motion graphics and to share their findings on The People's Graphic Design Archive. The subject to be researched should be one that might have been overlooked— for example, title design in Egyptian cinema or early internet GIFs. They were asked to identify and submit 3 design examples, complete the data fields and under “Description,” to add factual information about the item (possibly quoting from an authoritative source) and tho described the work’s contribution to design history according to their chosen theme.
- Develop a point of view on history; research to provide evidence; produce writing to elaborate and validate their perspective
- Contribute to the history of graphic design/motion design
- Links to the 3 different additions to The People's Graphic Design Archive
- A 5-7 minute presentation to class on their research
The students surprised me with the range of their interests and their research! Where I would probably spend more time is helping students to argue a perspective or point of view on the work that was added to the PGDA.