GDP 2015 SP Week 01

1 Overview of Class Outline and Syllabus

Discussion about Portfolio / Exhibition Design

2 3-Minute Presentation / Self Introductions

3 Website

  • Go to
  • Click on “Sign Up Now”
  • Input Username / Password / Confirm Password / Email Address / Check on Legal Flotsam
  • Check on “Just a username, Please.”
  • Send blank Email to “”
  • You will soon receive an invitation to ACCDENV.WORDPRESS.COM

  • Now you are on WordPress.
  • Go to Dashboard, and to “Pages”, NOT “Posts”
  • Create a new Page with title “Your Name DP01″
  • Upload a Test Image.
  • Make sure you set “Parent” to “ DP02 Spring 2012 Student Works”



Lecture on pictogram graphics

Download Slides from here.

Category discussion

Discussion on appropriate iconography subjects.  Find a family of things that can be translated to iconographic graphics.

  • Airport Signage
  • Olympic Sports
  • Cities in a country
  • Product range of Apple
  • Your Friends

Sketchbook Exercise

Based on your theme, start drawing parent icon and 10+ child icons.

Assignment 1.0

Based on your in-class sketch, create 1 parent icon and 10+ child icons, using Adobe Illustrator.  Lay them out in a 11×17” sheet of paper, print it out, and bring it to the next class.  Do not add any text to the layout.  Also, upload the image to your page of this website.

Important things to consider are:

  • Simplicity
  • Clarity of meaning
  • Consistency among family

Assignment 1.2

Concept Diagram for Your Thesis Project (Print 11×17″ color)


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