.
.
THE BEST OF 2008
Previously . . .
in SEPTEMBER'S NEW
PAGES
CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE:
2008 TEST QUESTIONS
Q7 & Q8 ADDED

2007 TEST QUESTIONS

DG STUDENT DESIGN
COMPETITION
This competition was run in
conjunction with the DG Art &
Design Education Resource
Guide
See 2008 Winning Entries

DESIGN A BACKYARD
BARBECUE/KITCHEN
PLANNING,
ACTIVITIES,
IDEAS and PRESENTATION
More being added

PLUS
MORE ACTIVITIES
New Zealand's
INTERNALLY ASSESSED
ACTIVITIES

in AUGUST'S NEW PAGES
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2008 TEST QUESTIONS
These questions may help
you prepare your VCE
students for the exam or test
other students on their
knowledge and understanding

2007 TEST QUESTIONS

SKETCHUP
If you still don't know what
'SKETCHUP' is, look at the
December 2007 webpage now.

LAW WEEK POSTER
COMPETITION
VICTORIAN MEMBERS:
2009 poster competition

in JULY'S NEW PAGES
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QUICK ACTIVITY
ELLIPSES

CASE STUDIES
Design to a tea  
PACKAGE DESIGN

Pencil sharpens the
Melbourne Writers Festival
POSTER DESIGN  

Melbourne Football Club
BRAND DESIGN

INDEX Award Exhibition
INDEX AWARD WINNERS
MORE
MELBOURNE
INTERNATIONAL DESIGN
FESTIVAL
INFORMATION

in JUNE'S NEW PAGES
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QUICK ACTIVITY
LOGO    
COMPUTER ACTIVITY

QUICK ACTIVITY
DRAWING FROM MEMORY

QUICK ACTIVITY
PROPORTION

RESPECTING CREATIVITY
STUDENT COMPETITION
For New Zealand students,
but can be a worthwhile
activity for other students
Includes SAMPLE BRIEF

VIDEOS/DVDs SHOWING
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN
VISUAL COMMUNICATION
- DESIGN PROCESS
For Victorian teachers, these
can be used in the VCE's
UNIT 3, OUTCOME 3
Investigating Professional
Practice:
1 Trail of the Elephants   
2 Sunbeam's Cafe Aromatic    
3 The Tandou Brief
also LOOK AT
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
CATALOGUE
from Video Education Australia
Thank you for your continuing support of the VISUAL COMMUNICATION COMMUNITY's website
Created and managed by
EDUCATION GRAPHICS
PREVIOUS
'NEW PAGES'
CLICK HERE
Viewing strongly
recommended
FROM 2004 - 2007
.
THE BEST OF 2008
Previously . . .
in
DECEMBER'S NEW PAGES
MORE
PAPER TOYS
Another website
recommended by Gillian
(thanks!) which she uses very
successfully with her Year 9
students.

FLAT PACK
More and more furniture now
arrives in a box (flat pack)
and contains instructions for
the buyer to follow in order to
assemble it after purchase.
What does the designer have
to consider?
EXAMPLES
ACTIVITY

LOGOS:
DESIGN TRENDS 2008
Includes such caregories as:
Doodles, Loops, Strobe,
Organic 3D, Waves, Leaves
see below ,  Transparency see
below , Sci-Fi Fonts, The
"Ugly" 80s

LEAF LOGOS

TRANSPARENCY
Information about
transparency, but not in
regard to logos - already on
the  eDesignEd   website

UPDATE:
VOLLEYBALL LOGO
COMPETITION
To celebrate the 25th
Anniversary of the Australian
Volleyball schools Cup in
2008, Volleyball Australia
invited schools to get involved
in this special competition to
design the logo for the 2008
event
INFORMATION IN February
2008 NEW PAGES
WINNING ENTRY

in
NOVEMBER'S NEW PAGES
PAPER TOYS
The designing and drawing of
3D toys on flat paper can be
a way of enhancing students'
understanding of plan and
elevation views

2008 TEST QUESTIONS
These questions may help
you prepare your VCE
students for the exam or test
other students on their
knowledge and understanding

REUSABLE PACKAGING
GREEN DESIGN means that
designers of packaging are
now considering reusable
packaging
EXAMPLES

DG
STUDENT DESIGN
COMPETITION
2009
The DG Student Design
Competition is on again for
2009 to Australian Secondary
School students. This time
the brief is to design a cover
for DG Portfolio.

from NEW ZEALAND
BeST AWARDS 2008
The winners for the 2008 New
Zealand Best Design awards
have been decided. They are
national  awards recognising
New Zealand’s best
graphic, product and spatial
design.

CASE STUDIES
Most of the CASE STUDIES in
previous 'NEW PAGES' have
come from DESIGN VICTORIA
NOW SEE ALL OF THEM

in
OCTOBER'S NEW PAGES
ACTIVITY: POSTER
They’re Calling on You
mobile phone recycling
program
You can now help save
Gorillas in Africa simply by
donating your mobile phone!

DESIGN PROCESS
CD COVER
Follow the Design Process
STEP BY STEP
used by RED DESIGN for a CD
Cover + additional material

KOKESHI DOLLS
These Japanese dolls can be
the inspiration for various
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
including 'DESIGN A TOY'

MORE ABOUT
SKETCHUP
New Zealand Year 9 students
use SKETCHUP to produce
BEDROOM IMAGES

CASE STUDY
from DESIGN VICTORIA
Bendigo
The City of Greater Bendigo
engaged Elmwood Design to
help capture the needs and
direction of the city in a new
place-based brand.

DESIGN A BACKYARD
BARBECUE/KITCHEN
PLANNING,
ACTIVITIES,
IDEAS and PRESENTATION

MORE ACTIVITIES
New Zealand's
INTERNALLY ASSESSED
ACTIVITIES
THE BEST OF 2008
Previously . . .

in MAY'S NEW PAGES
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REBRANDING
EXAMPLES
REBRANDING
A C T I V I T Y

MORE
ARCHITECTURAL
PRESENTATION
Shows more ways that ideas
for new buildings can be
presented

MOSMAN GREEN DESIGN
COMPETITION
New South Wales - 2004
How did the entrants to the
competition present their
ideas?  

The 2008 National Schools
PACKAGING DESIGN
Design Challenge
Entries were due: May 30

RESULTS:
LAW WEEK POSTER
COMPETITION
See winning entry (and
others)

in APRIL'S NEW PAGES
COASTERS
DESIGN ACTIVITY
Design (and make?)
a set of COASTERS,
considering ;
THEME, SHAPE and SIZE,
COLOUR SCHEME,
FIGURE/GROUND, BALANCE,
CONTRAST, PATTERN:
REPETITION
CLICK HERE

FOAM 3D MODELS
Information
CLICK HERE

WHAT A CLEVER IDEA
CLICK HERE

TONAL DROPOUT
An explanation, including
HOW TO DO IT
CLICK HERE

NZ STAMPS CELEBRATE
CLEVERNESS
CLICK HERE   
External website

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS
EXHIBITION:
State Library of Victoria
Includes an excellent
Education Resource - a PDF
Document - which can be
downloaded
CLICK HERE
External website
in MARCH'S NEW PAGES
DESIGN HEADER FOR
SCHOOL'S WEBSITE
A C T I V I T Y
CLICK HERE   

ARE YOU DOING
GREEN DESIGN?
It is a growing trend within
the fields of architecture,
landscape architecture, urban
design, urban planning,
engineering, graphic design,
industrial design, interior
design and fashion design.
CLICK HERE
For an excellent
PRODUCT DESIGN CHECKLIST
CLICK HERE
also includes
'GREEN' GLOSSARY
CLICK HERE

LOVE YOUR EARTH
International Design
Competition
CLICK HERE   

DESIGN BRIEFS
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EXCITING NEW DESIGN BRIEFS
CLICK HERE  
IN PARTICULAR, have a look
at
SAINSBURY'S SHOPPING
BAGS
CLICK HERE  

in FEBRUARY'S NEW PAGES
LOGO COMPETITION
Logo for Volleyball Australia's
25th Anniversary of the
Australian Volleyball Schools
Cup in 2008
CLICK HERE   

ILLUSTRATORS AUSTRALIA
Illustrators Australia's  
website contains PORTFOLIOS
CLICK HERE
How many ways can an
illustration be used?
CLICK HERE

The BRIEF updated
It is the foundation to the
creative process
CLICK HERE    

ERGONOMICS updated
The process of designing or
arranging workplaces,
products and systems so that
they fit the people who use
them
CLICK HERE    
USEFUL MEASUREMENTS
CLICK HERE

TYPOGRAPHY
Custom designing  
CLICK HERE
A C T I V I T I E S   updated
CLICK HERE

New Zealand
The new curriculum was
launched on 6 November
2007
CLICK HERE     TKI website   

in JANUARY'S NEW PAGES
VISUAL DIARY
An essential means of
recording ideas and can be
used to describe a journey
through a design and
chronicle its development.
CLICK HERE

POSTER DESIGN
ABACUS GRAPHICS designed
the poster used to promote
the Benjamin Franklin Awards
CLICK HERE
THE BEST OF

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