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2011 VCE
EXAM
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LOGIN TIME EXPIRES AFTER
180 MINUTES OF INACTIVITY
REVISED
VISUAL
COMMUNICATION
DESIGN
VCE STUDY DESIGN
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TOP DESIGNS 2012

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INFORMATION
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COMMUNICATIONS TOOLKIT
• Visual Communication & Graphic Design
Michigan State University
This resource was developed for people who work with young people
aged 12 and up
"Using the visual communication and graphic design activities in this section can
provide young people with practice in valuable life skills such as:
• Planning and researching a project, and then organizing the information
• Making decisions and solving problems creatively
• Using resources wisely
• Working as a team member
• Learning useful and marketable technical skills (the elements and principles
 of design, for example) and applying these skills to a project
• Developing record-keeping skills (for example, creating a graphics portfolio)
• Communicating a concept or message to others through visual means
• Strengthening self-esteem by understanding one’s abilities and having
 an opportunity to experience success
• Evaluating a project and setting goals for improvement"
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CUPCAKES
BRIEF
for Cupcake Cafe logo and associated requirements
PLUS 5 pages of
Resource Material
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CUP ART
Cheeming Boey, a Malaysian-born, California-based artist does incredibly detailed
line drawings on disposable coffee cups
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One of the techniques used is STIPPLING - see NEW SECTION on left

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INFOGRAPHIC
A HISTORY OF WESTERN TYPEFACES     
Fonts don’t just display letters as words and sentences. They convey emotion,
attitude and tone. They highlight what information is most important and help you
navigate through a website. This infographic presents a history of typefaces.
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USING ART  
ON WEBSITES
Jung von Matt was founded in 1991. Today, the advertising agency offers a
complete repertoire of marketing communication services: brand identity, direct
marketing, events, film, literature, media, music, online, public relations, planning
and, as always, advertising. When it comes to awards for creativity and
effectiveness,
Jung von Matt has been the most successful agency in German-
speaking Europe for the past 20 years.
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ON PACKAGING COMING SOON

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NEW - ADDED 3 JANUARY 2013
YCN DESIGN BRIEFS 2012-2013
The annual YCN Student Awards exist to inspire, support and showcase emerging
creative talent, and to connect it with the creative industries. The Awards centre
around a collection of live creative briefs, written each year by partnering
organisations, and spanning broad creative disciplines.
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NEW - ADDED 4 JANUARY 2013
VCE REVISED STUDY DESIGN
UNIT 3, OUTCOME 2
AREA OF STUDY 2
Design industry practice
includes "Students develop an understanding of the legal obligations of designers
and clients with respect to ownership of intellectual property and how these
obligations may affect decision making"
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NEW - ADDED 8 JANUARY 2013
VCE REVISED STUDY DESIGN
SCAMPER
It can often be difficult to come up with new ideas when you're trying to develop or
improve a product or presentation. This is where creative brainstorming
techniques like
SCAMPER can help. This tool helps you generate ideas for new
products and presentations by encouraging you to think about how you could
improve existing ones.
SCAMPER is a mnemonic that stands for:
Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate, Reverse
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NO LONGER AVAILABLE
APPLYING DESIGN PRINCIPLES TO YOUR
TEACHING
The 25 Secrets To Design Every Teacher Should Know
Educators have a lot to learn from the principles of design.
For example:
Hierarchy:
In a good design it’s clear what’s most important, with a defined hierarchy
that leads viewers through elements in order of their significance. Educators can
use this principle, focusing on what’s most important early on in the lesson
when you’re most likely to have the attention of your students.

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THERE WILL BE MORE MATERIAL
IN
FEBRUARY'S NEW PAGES

SUGGESTIONS ALWAYS WELCOME


<  HOME
2011 VCE
SCHOOL-ASSSSED
TASK REPORT
available
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NEW SECTION

I don't know whether you look
in '
ARCHIVES', but I am often
surprised to find good
material that I had forgotten
was there

So I will frequently add links
here to some of the better
oldies
Some links may unfortunately be dead

DECEMBER NEW PAGES
From DECEMBER 2007
STIPPLING
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OCTOBER NEW PAGES
From NOVEMBER 2010
BERRI ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
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SEPTEMBER NEW PAGES
From APRIL 2008
ACTIVITY
DESIGN A SET OF COASTERS
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From FEBRUARY 2008
ILLUSTRATORS AUSTRALIA
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From JANUARY 2009
VIEWPOINT
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VICTORIAN TEACHERS
NOTE THAT THE VC&D
PRESENTATION IS
BASED ON THE SOON
TO BE REPLACED
STUDY DESIGN
VCAA STUDY DESIGN
PRESENTATIONS - TOP
DESIGNS
The following presentations were created
by State Reviewers and delivered at the
Top Designs student forums in 2012. They
use examples of student folios and
finished products from the exhibition to
give a comprehensive guide to VCE

Visual Communication and Design
,
Product Design and Technology, Food
Technology, Media, Systems Engineering
and VCE VET Interactive Digital Media.
The highlighted presentations are of  
interest to all Visual Communication
teachers in Victoria and New Zealand
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PREPARING FOR 2013
DESIGN THINKING
"Design thinking, which involves the
application of
creative, critical and
reflective techniques, processes and
dispositions, supports skill development in
areas beyond design, including science,
business, marketing and management."
VCE Visual Communication Design
REVISED STUDY DESIGN 2013-2017
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DEMYSTIFYING DESIGN   
A collection of case studies
developed from Design Victoria’s
Business Immersions projects provide
insight into the design process, including
why design expertise was sought, the
working relationship between the business
and designer, key milestones, the final
design
outcome, and business results and
benefits of the project.
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NEW BOOK
viscomm: A guide to Visual
Communication Design VCE
Authors:  Jacinta Patterson, Joanne
Saville
Supposed to be available October 2012,
but may not be yet.
"
viscomm has been developed by
experienced and knowledgeable teachers
who understand what works in the Visual
Communication Design classroom, to
offer a complete and flexible resource
package for the new study design"
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ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
KITCHEN GARDEN DESIGN
RESOURCE MATERIAL - PDF Document
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"Am I the only one that has an incredibly
hard time visualizing a finished garden
project? If not, here are a few of my
favorite kitchen garden plans."
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STEP-BY-STEP ISOMETRIC
AIRCRAFT
Take a step-by-step look at how Ninian
CARTER constructed a complex Adobe
Illustrator graphic with these screen-grabs
from the process
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DESIGN ELEMENT: TYPE
HELVETICA
We’re talking about the world’s
most recognizable font:
Helvetica. Its
relevance in design through the years and
even today seems unbeatable. The
appeal for a distinctive, professional and
timeless typeface has never dwindled and
it keeps gaining more followers day by
day. Love it or hate it, with its multitude of
styles and versions,
Helvetica is here to
stay.
SEE HOW HELVETICA HAS BEEN USED
- INCLUDES 40 LOGOS (MANY FAMOUS)
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HAND LETTERING
Leandro Senna, a graphic designer from
New York, had a very interesting personal
project for a month featuring his wide
knowledge and artistic skill in typography
design.
"I´ve been thinking for a lot of time on
doing a personal project where I could
get out of the computer for a little bit, and
have pleasure doing something
handmade. Getting back to the basics."
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RELATED
A SHOWCASE OF AMAZING
HAND LETTERING PROJECTS
Typography design is useful in almost all
creative fields. The creative use of type is
seen on various materials – from prints
like magazines, business cards, posters
and comic books to digital media like
film, music, and even in logo and web
design. Every single font we use can
directly affect the creative concept of
every project. That is why some designers
have embraced the idea of using
typography as the main ingredient in
some of their works. And the incredible
part is that they do it freehand. Hand
lettering is very challenging especially
when considered as the primary medium
in a design process.  An artist doing the
hand lettering must be extremely talented
in illustration and seeing things in a
broader perspective.

Designing typography through hand
lettering can open many possibilities in
terms of design and creativity. By just
using pens, brushes, paints or even just a
pencil can unleash the creative skill we
can use not just in typography but also in
other creative fields.
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DESIGN ELEMENT: COLOUR
INFOGRAPHIC
COOLNESS OF BLUE
Blue website design secrets to reinforce
your designs!
Interactive infographic about
blue in web
design
Why the
blue colour? Just look at a
number of corporate giants, and notice
what colour they use in the design of their
logos and websites. Yeah, you’re
quite right, it’s blue. And not only
them, a large variety of websites of
different business spheres prefer blue
colour because of its design qualities. Itâ
€™s a notorious fact that blue increases
brand recognition and the visitor’s
trust in it. According to the psychology of
colours it is associated with intelligence,
stability, unity, conservatism, authority
figures, etc. This trustworthy and quality-
related colour is quite useful for the
emotional response.
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LARGER VIEW
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LARGER INTERACTIVE VIEW
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APPS
See GROUPED CONTENTS
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Do you know of any other suitable Apps?
PLEASE LET ME KNOW
David

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THERE SHOULD BE SOME
MATERIAL THAT YOU FIND
USEFUL

REMEMBER THAT THERE IS
NO UNIVERSAL AGREEMENT
ABOUT SOME TERMINOLOGY
IN GRAPHIC DESIGN, SO YOU
MAY HAVE TO MODIFY SOME
INFORMATION

David
D E C E M B E R 2012 / J A N U A R Y 2013
UPDATED  15 JANUARY 2013  
MORE NEW PAGES ADDED BELOW
THE BEST OF
2010
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