In the early weeks of each new term, the students in Digital Design are encouraged to submit images from work that they did in the previous term. They are welcome to submit anything from character or logo designs, interface mockups, to even screen captures from their motion design work. The work is then posted online so that all of the Digital Design students can vote on the work, resulting in a “Of The Students, By The Students” selection of winners, who then see their work framed and mounted On The Wall around the campus.
(guest post by Jordan Barber)
I’ve heard it said that designers should be loved, not understood. I can’t say if that’s true, but I’ll wholeheartedly admit we’re a strange breed. We obsess over form, font, color, and composition. Some of us communicate ideas through storytelling, and others spend countless hours unraveling complex systems to build better experiences.
When I entered my undergraduate design program, a professor told me that I would never see the world the same again—later another instructor called it a curse. I never knew how true these statements were until I entered the world of user experience design. In the Digital Design program at VFS we learned the tools to transform our obsessions into a problem-solving skillset by letting the problem dictate the solution; not the other way around.
For our graduate projects, we drew inspiration from our lives and the world around us. We learned to observe, hypothesize, validate, and examine our ideas while always keeping the user at the center of our designs.
VFS held its first drawing party of 2016 last night. The theme of the evening was winter monsters and their extended families. We had a great turnout, and an inspiring collection of wonderful drawings. See you at the next Draw By Night!
Street harassment limits people’s mobility and access to public spaces. Recent alumna Hanna Cortés wanted to bring awareness to this issue through her graduate project, a motion design piece entitled “Dear Stranger.“ Hanna’s project is currently featured on Stop Street Harassment’s website.
Congratulations to Digital Design class 32! We’re all proud of what you have achieved in 2015, and we look forward to see what you do next.
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