Elementary: On the Sleuth for Design Elements
Submitted by: Cris Crissman
Inspired by: DS 106’s Design Element Safari
Challenge: Create a model that represents the elements of design. Popular ones may be a “Design Element Safari” or a set of “Design Trading Cards” featuring any objects. Or create your own model — one that helps you learn about the elements and reflects what you’ve learned. Clarification: Yes, you must make your photographs. You can contextualize them in a story, nonfiction or fiction, or in any other interesting way.
- You may use St. Clair’s elements or mix and match from other sources as you come to understand these elements and how they interplay.
- Design this model so that the elements are clearly distinguishable.
- Use any visual medium you prefer.
- Post your elements to your blog. Be sure to categorize as “projectgallery” and tag “design” and “designelements”
- Add a reflection about how you completed this challenge and what you learned from it — both design-wise and technically
Here’s an exemplar of how to present your project and include reflections on your process . . . AI and Design Theory. Don’t miss in the Comments, Michael Branson Smith’s brilliant riff on my humble design — which he accomplished on his iPhone!
Submitted by Cris Crissman
Inspired by: Life of Pi Re-creation
Challenge: “Re-create” a well-known visual (photo/ad/painting or frame from a movie). Learn more about this fascinating form of art photography — Tableau Vivant.
- Choose a prominent visual from a photo/ad/painting or a frame from a TV show or ad or movie.
- Use props and actors to recreate the scene to the degree possible.