Resonance Poster with Augmented Reality Extension


Rebekah Seiler

Hom Ho

Brooke Hammack

Adam Caporuscio – Full documentation can be seen here:

Sydney Haddon – Full documentation can be seen here:

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Duration: 3.5 weeks
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Bookmark Project

Project Brief

Design an animated poster that communicates a moment, experience, or thing that resonates with you.

Resonance is defined as both:

  1. The Quality of being deep, full, and reverberating.
  2. The ability to evoke or suggest images, memories, and emotions. 

Phil Meggs, in Type and Image, states: “Perhaps the most important thing that graphic design does is give communications resonance, a richness of tone that heightens the expressive power of the page. It transcends the dry conveyance of information, intensifies the message, and enriches the audience’s experience. Resonance helps the designer realize clear public goals: to instruct, to delight, and to motivate.”

I ask students to reflect on what resonates with them, what matters to them, why they want to be a designer, and what they hope to achieve with design.



Learning Objectives

Explore the relationship between print and digital experiences, by creating a printed poster and an Augmented Reality animated extension. Effectively use the principles of visual communication design to create each component. Creatively tell your own story.


  • A printed 18x24 poster
  • A pdf of their poster
  • Documentation of their Augmented Reality solution


We used Artivive ( for the AR portion of the project. Students can have up to five projects hosted for free. The software is incredibly easy to use, and tutorials can be found here:

Note: I use the \"3D/Pro\" settings, so I can add video and 3D components 


Artivive (the AR software) can be a bit finicky on recognizing images. I\'m considering exploring Adode Aero as another free alternative (but students would have to have a tablet or smart phone available to create with that). 

Additionally, being a more introspective prompt, students often created more \"art-like\" pieces. Many students hesitated to use big type and other elements typically found in poster design.

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