This blog accompanies
the RISD GD course
Setting the Site: Type, Meaning, and 3D Environments
Instructor: L Hitchcock
COURSE GOALS: to give advanced GD students an opportunity to expand the kind of thinking we use in graphic design (that is, the ideation that goes into the development of visual language and visual communication design)—into a more spatial, physical, public or environmental realm.
Graphic designers often approach complex multi-layered and multi-faceted content with an intention toward clarifying, condensing, and translating. We attempt to make complex ideas into accessible, clear, available, and digestible information (message/story/narrative). In this class, we will attempt to use the same muscles, but will work to express meaning in more spatial settings.
We will learn to invent and express through the possibilities of insertion, intervention, subversion or expansion. We will ask questions about community, site, natural and built environments and we will investigate how we “read” the spaces we inhabit and through which we pass.