2011 VCE
EXAM
available now
- PDF Document -
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE
CHIEF ASSESSOR'S
REPORT NOW
AVAILABLE
>>> NEW >>>
.
Thank you for your continuing support of the VISUAL COMMUNICATION COMMUNITY's website
Created and managed by
EDUCATION GRAPHICS
BACK
JUNE'S
NEW PAGES
BACK
CURRENT NEW PAGES
THE
BEST OF
2010
CLICK HERE
LAST
MONTH
JUNE 2012
THE
BEST OF
2011
CLICK HERE
LOGIN TIME EXPIRES AFTER
180 MINUTES OF INACTIVITY
J U L Y   2012
UPDATED 24 JUNE 2012
NEW
VISUAL COMMUNICATION
DESIGN
VCE STUDY DESIGN
NOW AVAILABLE
ONLINE (VCAA)
STARTS 2013
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE
TOP DESIGNS 2012
NOW OPEN
CLOSES
SUNDAY 15 JULY
INFORMATION NOW
CLICK HERE
PRESENTING ARCHITECTURE
Presenting Architecture is the most comprehensive resource directory of
architectural communications experts, photographers, physical model makers
and
VISUALISATION ARTISTS (links to 374)
- animation
example, conceptual design sketching example, digital renderers
example, hybrid hand/digital, marker example, pen & ink example, pencil example,
Stock 3d models, traditional media renderers, virtual reality, watercolor
example
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

+   +   +   +   +   +

PRESENTING IDEAS
Folio requirements usually mean that you show how initial ideas were resolved -
the final presentation - as well as presenting how your ideas emerged
(brainstorming and research), and how they were developed and refined.
Presenting this information often means that boards are used to show multiple
images and explanatory text. As these boards are communicating critical
information - often used for assessment - you must present it in clear, attractive
and legible ways.
In other words, EACH BOARD BECOMES A DESIGN EXERCISE
CLICK HERE

I have started my first Board on 'Pinterest'. It is titled
Presenting Ideas: LANDSCAPE DESIGN
CLICK HERE  
If any of you also have Boards that may be of interest to other
Members, please let me know. Think about whether
'Pinterest' is a
way for you to store images that you find on the Web which then can
easily be accessed by your students.
David

+   +   +   +   +   +

OUTDOOR GRASS TOY SCOOTER    
By NEW ZEALAND business designfilter
designfilter
is an Industrial Design/Product Design consultancy and development
service. They offer contracting design services or one off project design and
development. They refine your innovative imaginations and bring it to LIFE!!!

“Industrial Design (ID) is the professional service of creating and
developing concepts and specifications that optimize the function, value and
appearance of products and systems for the mutual benefit of both user and
manufacturer�
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

+   +   +   +   +   +

YOUTUBE: CARTOON SKETCH
Realtime digital cartoon in SketchBook Pro and Wacom
Professional illustrator and cartoonist Ian David Marsden shows how he creates
a quick rough cartoon sketch in
Autodesk SketchBook Pro software with a Wacom
Cintiq 21 UX pen display (unfortunately it
costs over $2500)
CLICK HERE  
More samples of Marsden's work and animation on his homepage and blog
CLICK HERE and  HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITES

+   +   +   +   +   +


WHAT CAN PENCILS BE USED FOR?
Examples of Lateral Thinking
CLICK HERE


+   +   +   +   +   +


NEW ZEALAND:
National and regional Facilitator Technology and Graphics
LESLEY PEARCE
Lesley is a member of The National Technology Professional Development Team.
CLICK HERE
This involves Lesley working with teachers to develop resources for Design and
Visual Communication that can be published on the Internet
CLICK HERE
includes
SPATIAL DESIGN UNIT: CONTAINERS (POWERPOINT)
PART A and PART B
EXTERNAL WEBSITE - SLOW TO DOWNLOAD

+   +   +   +   +   +

DRESSING TABLE DESIGN
Year 11 students at Westlake Girls' High School in New Zealand designed a
dressing table inspired by a chosen designer
DOWNLOAD AS A PDF DOCUMENT
CLICK HERE
includes EXPLORING AND REFINING
CLICK HERE   

MORE INFORMATION
CLICK HERE
EXERNAL WEBSITE

+   +   +   +   +   +

STUDENT DESK: A PRODUCT DESIGN UNIT   
A unit of work developed for the Design and Visual Communication Year 11 option
at
Long Bay College in New Zealand. In it students are asked to design, draw and
render a homework work station for use in their senior years.
DOWNLOAD AS A PDF DOCUMENT
CLICK HERE

MORE INFORMATION
CLICK HERE
EXERNAL WEBSITE

+   +   +   +   +   +

UPDATED
APPS
See GROUPED CONTENTS
CLICK HERE  
Do you know of any other suitable Apps?
PLEASE LET ME KNOW
David

+   +   +   +   +   +

2012 TEST QUESTIONS
COMING SOON
2011 VCE
SCHOOL-ASSSSED
TASK REPORT
available now
- PDF Document -
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE
VCE
2012 ADVICE FOR
SCHOOL ASSESSMENT

(PDF - 1.3MB)
VCAA Bulletin VCE, VET
and VCAL Supplement 1
February 2012
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE
D&AD
D&AD represents the creative, design and
advertising communities, not just in
Britain, but worldwide - shaped by
numerous talented, idiosyncratic
professionals with wildly varying
approaches but a shared commitment to
excellence.
CLICK HERE

+   +   +   +   +   +

ACTIVITY
MAGAZINE COVER
Little White Lies is a bi-monthly, British
independent movie magazine. The
design of each issue of
Little White Lies is
inspired by its feature film, represented on
the cover by an illustration of its lead
actor.
DESIGN A COVER
CLICK HERE

+   +   +   +   +   +

QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE
EMBLEM / LOGO
   
To mark 60 years of Queen Elizabeth IIâ
€™s reign, special Diamond Jubilee
celebrations will take place over a ‘four
day’ weekend between Saturday 2
June and Tuesday 5 June 2012.  
A 10-
year-old designed the Queen’s
Diamond Jubilee Emblem / Logo
   
CLICK HERE

+   +   +   +   +   +

WHAT YOUR FONTS SAY
ABOUT YOU
 
So what does your choice of font say
about you? A lot more than you think; a
recent study by researchers at Wichita
State University has revealed that your
typeface can reflect your personality type,
mood, and attitude. Find out what your
favourite font says about you—and when
it's appropriate to use it.
CLICK HERE  

NOTE:
TYPOGRAPHY BECOMES
EVEN MORE IMPORTANT IN
THE NEW VCE STUDY
DESIGN
- Starting 2013
CLICK HERE

+   +   +   +   +   +

STUDENT'S PROGRESS
THROUGH YEAR 12 AND
BEYOND
During 2011, this student used her website
to record her progress through VCE Unit 4.
Then started her own business
UNIT 4 - START
CLICK HERE

UNIT 4 - FINAL
CLICK HERE

BUSINESS
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITES

+   +   +   +   +   +

REMINDER
TOP DESIGNS 2012 OPEN
Open at MELBOURNE MUSEUM until 15
JULY
More information on MELBOURNE
MUSEUM'S website, including a few
images of exhibited work
CLICK 'IMAGE GALLERY' AFTER YOU
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE  

MORE IMAGES
'THE AGE' WEBSITE
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

TOP DESIGNS 'FACEBOOK'
CLICK HERE        
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

MATTHEW WARDELL
VCAA Reviewer – Visual
Communication and Design - on
Selection Panel
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE


TOP DESIGNS 2012
EDUCATION RESOURCES
EXCELLENT - PLEASE LOOK
Top Designs provides a range of programs
and online and printable resources,
developed to support VCE students
visiting the exhibition and in the
classroom - all designed to inspire the
next generation of designers.

Exhibition Worksheets
education kit
These printable worksheets are designed
to support students during a visit to the
Top Designs exhibition

Inside Professional Practice
education kit
Melbourne Designers discuss their
professional practises in detail. Designed
for VCE Visual Communication and
Design
Unit 3 Outcome 3

VCAA Study Design
Presentations
YOU MUST SEE THIS   
(DOWNLOAD IT)
Created by State Reviewers for the Top
Designs education program, these
presentations use Top Designs folios and
finished products to give relevant VCE
students and teachers a comprehensive
guide to their subject.

CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

+   +   +   +   +   +

REMINDER:
VCE UNIT 3 - PROFESSIONAL
PRACTICE
Question 6 in last year's Sample Test
provided good information about what to
consider in regard to Professional
Practice in Unit 3
CLICK HERE

+   +   +   +   +   +

APPS
< See information on left

Do you know of any other
suitable Apps?
PLEASE LET ME KNOW
David