Graphic Narratives Year 3

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Infographics are not new they have been around as far back as the 1920s – London’s Transport Museum is testament to this. Animated Infographics have taken this a step further and are one of the most effective ways of communicating information, increasing viewer engagement, understanding and enjoyment. They can educate, inform, entertain, and most importantly, are far more memorable than pages of text or numbers.

Students from Year 3 worked collaboratively on a live project with Glasgow Central Station to create an evocative piece of motion graphics to be installed as part of the existing Glasgow Central Station Tours.

RealTime Events

Unity was originally launched in 2005 as a game engine for creating interactive media, typically video games. Recently however, designers and artists are beginning to realise that game engines can be successfully used for non-game applications; architects can easily prototype ideas, artists can create interactive art installations, and researchers can use this platform for data visualisation.
Throughout this two-week project students explore the possibilities of Unity to create a dynamic environment that the user interacts with through a series of triggered events, both visual and aural.

Web Fundamentals

Students were introduced to web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and asked to produce a digital response to this new medium.
This digital response focuses on exploring the playful, provocative, or thought provoking aspects of the web. The responses ranged from a web page, an interactive infographic, or digital drawing.

Typographic

This project explores the representation and structure of text. Students develop code to generate a very wide rand of visual outcomes. Text is considered a malleable encoded form, able to be assembled and disassembled, used as data, and more. Outcomes ranged from code-based animated sequences to printed matter.

Generative graphic designer Tim Rodenbröker visited the programme and delivered a great talk about his work as well as a kinetic type workshop in Processing.