I was so excited when I came upon this site / project last summer as in my mind this was a perfect "icebreaker" / introductory project for my Art Direction 2 (senior undergraduates) students.
It gave me the ability to get to know them a bit as people as well as gave me a good baseline into their conceptual and technical graphic design abilities coming into my classroom at the beginning of the semester (use of typography, illustrations, photography, mastery or lack thereof of design principles, etc). And what was really great was that we were able to view the slideshow on the projection screen in class and have a really great group discussion the day the assignment was due! Summary of the assignment: CREATE visual art that uses imagery and incorporates
text in a creative way and answers the question “Why do you do what you
do?” The text you choose must be included in the image itself.
The following criteria will be used to grade your assignment.
FILE SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
- originality/unexpected (See tips for answering WDYDWYD?)
- relevance of imagery to the text, how well text is integrated into the image
& whether the image offers additional layer of meaning to the
overall message through contrast, irony or storytelling
- visual creativity
- choice of fonts / imagery that makes sense for the idea (you are submitting a short sentence or two about your image submission)
- set up your file 8"x10"/10"x8" or 8"x8" if you want a square format at 300 dpi
- save as a JPG
- maximum file size you can upload is 10 MB
- flatten images before saving (to keep file sizes down)
FILE-NAMING REQUIREMENTS (this is very important to follow if you want to receive credit for this assignment)
Save your file as: 3053-1-F09-FirstName-Lastname.jpg
UPLOAD to http://wdydwyd.ning.com/photo/photo/new no later than 9:30 AM on September 10, 2009. (THURSDAY)
- Tag your image "TEMPLE-FALL09"
- Title image with your full name (FirstName & LastName) & a key word or two from your image.
- Add a caption that says a little more about why you chose the answer you did.
Can I submit more than one? — Yes, as many as you want.
Can I create an image with someone else's answer? — Depends...
If you submit only one image, it should be your answer to "wdydwyd?". If
you submit additional images, you may also create one with an answer
from someone you ask. It's fun to ask other people why they do what
Are there any tips for answering "wdydwyd?" — Yes, go here.
RESULTS can be seen here in our group / class album: