Colloquium 1.3: Parsons The New School

Design Incubation Colloquium 1.3: Parsons The New School

Hosted by Juliette Cezzar
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The New School University Center
65 5th Ave, Academic entrance (corner of 13th st)
New York, New York
Room 617

3PM – 5PM

Save the Date!

Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

Presentations

History of Color In Comic Art: Technology, Aesthetics, and 64 Colors
Eli Neugeboren
Assistant Professor
Communication Design
New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Black and White: Basic Color Terms
Grace Moon
Adjunct Professor
Graphic Design, Dept of Art
Queens College, CUNY

The Design and Branding of a Project
Anita Giraldo
Assistant Professor
Communication Design
New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Discussion Topics

  • Assessing Creative Projects Through a Lens of Academic Research
  • The Fellowship Program at Design Incubation: Application, Format, Facilitation

Attendees

  • Phyllis Rosenblatt, CityTech
  • Janet Esquirol, BMCC
  • Amelia Marzec, Queens College
  • Brian Jones, Crystal McKenzie, Inc.
  • Juliette Cezzar, Parsons

Colloquium 1.3: Call for Submissions

Deadline: November 26, 2014

The  2014 winter colloquium will be held at Parsons, The New School. We invite all Communication Design researchers to submit abstracts for consideration by our panel of peers.

For more details, see the Submission Process description.
Event Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The New School University Center
65 5th Ave, Academic entrance (corner of 13th St)
New York, New York
Room 617

3PM – 5PM

Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

Colloquium 1.2 Call for Submissions

Deadline: October 15, 2014

The  2014 autumn colloquium will be the next event to be held by Design Incubation at CityTech, CUNY. We invite all Communication Design researchers to submit abstracts for consideration by our panel of peers.

For more details, see the Submission Process description.
Event Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
11am-2pm
New York City College of Technology, CUNY
300 Jay Street
Room N119
Brooklyn NY, 11201

Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

Colloquium 1.2: New York City College of Technology

Design Incubation Colloquium 1.2: CityTech

Hosted by M. Genevieve Hitchings & Dan Wong
Friday, October 31, 2014
11am-2pm
New York City College of Technology, CUNY
300 Jay Street
Room N119
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Please RSVP if you plan on attending. Presentation lists to follow.

Presentations

Nourishing the Creators of a Design Economy in the South Bronx

Mathew Bethancourt
Assistant Professor
Media Design Programs Team, Visual & Performing Arts Unit
Hostos Community College, CUNY

Andy London
Lecturer
Media Design Programs Team, Visual & Performing Arts Unit
Hostos Community College, CUNY

Sarah Sandman
Assistant Professor
Media Design Programs Team, Visual & Performing Arts Unit
Hostos Community College, CUNY

Rees Shad
Chair of Humanities Department
Media Design Programs Team, Visual & Performing Arts Unit
Hostos Community College, CUNY

Painting with the iPad: Using Traditional Techniques on a Digital Canvas

Monika Maniecki
Adjunct Lecturer
MFA in Illustration
Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY

The Graphic Design Portfolio: Process Over Product

Irina Lee
Design Director
Bureau Blank
Adjunct Lecturer
School of Visual Arts
Department of Visual Communications: Art + Graphic Design
SUNY Farmingdale

Using Historical Archive to Explore Cultural Representation in Design & Mass Media

Ryan Hartley Smith
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
Art Department, Queens College, CUNY

Attendees

  • Yue Chen, Adjunct Lecturer, CityTech
  • Kristin Derimanova, Asst Professor, Kingsborough Community College
  • Janet Esquirol, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Maria Giuliani, Assoc Professor, CityTech
  • Ken Golden, Asst Professor, Queensborough Community College
  • Genevieve Hitchings, Asst Professor, CityTech
  • Raffi Khatchadourian, Asst Professor, CityTech
  • Pete Mauro, Asst Professor, Queensborough Community College
  • Jerron Smith, Adjunct Lecturer, CityTech
  • Susan Spivak, Assoc Professor, Kingsborough Community College
  • Emilie Lengain, Graphic Designer
  • Phyllis Rosenblatt, Adjunct Lecturer, CityTech
  • Kathryn Weinstein, Assoc Professor, Queens College
  • Kathy Wilson, Graphic Designer
  • Dan Wong, Asst Professor, CityTech
  • Nina Young, Adjunct Lecturer, CityTech, BMCC

Design Considerations for Low Literacy Audiences: A Case Study

Kathryn Weinstein
Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Queens College, CUNY

This presentation describes a case study of the re-design of the Inwood House Resident’s Handbook. Inwood House is a short-term residence for pregnant young women in foster care. Considerations for the design of the handbook included the age, gender and the average literacy level (3rd grade) of the residents; and the communication objectives and legal obligations of the institution.

Research from the Institute of Medicine, National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has demonstrated that design decisions can impede or assist comprehension for readers with minimal literacy skills. This case study presents best practices for designers culled from existing research —including recommendations for layout, use of color and graphics, and analysis of text — to be used to maximize the effectiveness of materials designed for low-literacy audiences. The case study presents spreads from the Inwood House Resident’s Handbook to illustrate the prescribed best practices for designers and two assessment tools from the Harvard School of Health were utilized to predict the effectiveness of the design for the residents of Inwood House.

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ABC’s of Type Design

Liz DeLuna
Associate Professor of Graphic Design
St. John’s University

Every typeface has a story, and many typefaces have life cycles and histories that span centuries. These histories and stories reveal tales of historical and cultural context, modes of production, changes in production technologies and rationales for the emergence of styles and trends. This lecture examines the evolution of three distinct digital typeface designs, from research through design and production. My first foray into typeface design began when I discovered a late 19th century stone wall plaque in the Bowery Mission meeting room in downtown Manhattan. The letterforms on the plaque were carvings that had been done by hand, each one individual and unique. Excited by this discovery, I made rubbings of the letterforms. A desire to turn these eclectic letterforms into a typeface propelled my further explorations into typeface design. This journey eventually led me to the typeface design program, Type@Cooper. The process of designing a typeface requires a diverse and interdisciplinary skill set; relying on a web of historical, cultural, and technical understanding, as well as the more formal aesthetic and form making skills. The type designer inhabits a world somewhere between designer and engineer. My ongoing research explores the overlap between digital typeface design and traditional graphic design outputs.