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TOP DESIGNS 2014
FORUMS
They consist of an introductory talk from a VCAA Reviewer
or Curriculum Advisor addressing the School-Assessed
Task using examples from Top Designs exhibited works,
folios and design plans. This is followed by a presentation
by an industry professional, who represents best practice
within their particular field of design. The Forum allows
time for Q&A, students are encouraged to prepare questions
for the speakers. Students then visit the Top Designs exhibition.

To see the dates for the Forums and the Speakers
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE - MELBOURNE MUSEUM
BOOKINGS NECESSARY - BOOK EARLY
M A R C H 2014
UPDATED 28 FEBRUARY 2014               
TOP DESIGNS 2014
Exhibition open to the public                     Exhibition closes
Saturday 22 March 2014                          Sunday 13 July 2014

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NEW 10 POINT ASSESSMENT SCALE FOR
SCHOOL-ASSESSED TASKS
An information day will be held on Saturday 15 March 2014
at the VCAA Assessment Centre in Coburg, to provide teachers with a clear
understanding of how to apply the assessment criteria and descriptors to the new
10-point scale for the School-assessed Task.

FROM VCAA WEBSITE
REGISTRATION     MOVIE EXPLANATION   MORE INFORMATION

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DESIGN FUTURES Secondary School Forum and Expo
An informative and enthralling way for 2,500 secondary school students to
discover the different design disciplines and choose a course that best suits
their skills and interests.
HAMER HALL   WEDNESDAY 2 APRIL
CLICK HERE   

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DESIGN

GOOD DESIGN AWARDS - AUSTRALIA
CLICK HERE  
EXTERNAL WEBSITE  

EXAMPLES:
PACKAGING AND GRAPHICS  
HOUSEWARES AND OBJECTS  
FURNITURE AND LIGHTING  
DOMESTIC APPLIANCES  

These links were published in the JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2014 NEW PAGES.
If you looked at the relevant page for each design, you would have seen the
EXCELLENT ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION
MORE TO COME SOON    


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DESIGN INFLUENCES
MONDRIAN AND HIS CONTINUING INFLUENCE

The refinement of Mondrian's abstractions had an immense impact on the
development of modern art, both while he was still alive as well as after his
death. His work was immediately referenced by the Bauhaus, particularly in
the simplified lines and colours of the school's aesthetic, as well as its ideal in
which the arts could bring concord to all aspects of life. Later on, Mondrian's
style can be seen in the developments of the Minimalists of the late 1960s,
who also opted for reduced forms and a pared down palette. Not only
influential within modern art, Mondrian's far-reaching impact can be seen
across all aspects of modern and postmodern culture.

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PDF DOCUMENT FOR DOWNLOADING


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DESIGN

THIS IS HOW DESIGN WORKS

But what is ‘design’ actually? It’s a state of mind. It’s an approach to a problem.
This handy guide will help you understand design and provide resources to
help you find awesome design talent.

CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE


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DESIGN

11 THINGS THAT INFLUENCE YOUR DESIGNS

If you and I are each given a design problem to solve, our solutions will
inevitably be different. Our solutions may share many common
characteristics. We may choose to use the same font. We may end up with a
similar color scheme or even similar imagery. Our solutions though will not be
exactly the same. They couldn’t be. There is no single solution to a design
problem.

Individual Design Process, Where We Start an Idea, The Tools We Use, Our Life
Experience, Knowledge of Design Theory and Design Principles, Practical Skills,
Strengths and Weaknesses as a Designer, Understanding of Web Development, Personal
Likes and Dislikes, The Designers You Admire, What Inspires Us in General

CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE


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THE ARCHIVES

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the better oldies
Some links on some web pages may
unfortunately be dead

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STIPPLING
CLICK HERE

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From NOVEMBER 2010
BERRI ADVERTISING
CAMPAIGN
CLICK HERE


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From APRIL 2008
ACTIVITY
DESIGN A SET OF
COASTERS
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ILLUSTRATORS AUSTRALIA
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VIEWPOINT
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2010
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SEE ABOVE
ISOMETRIC
DRAWING

TAKING ISOMETRIC
FURTHER
OK, so you have done the exercises where
you draw ISOMETRIC drawings from
orthogonal / orthographic drawings. And
probably you have done some simple
rendering. But where do you go from here?
How can you take ISOMETRIC drawing
further?
ISOMETRIC drawings are more versatile
than you may think.

CLICK HERE  
PDF DOCUMENT TO DOWNLOAD


FROM THE ARCHIVES  -  
March 2012
ISOMETRIC ART
Here are examples showing that
ISOMETRIC DRAWING can be used in
ways other than producing Technical
Drawings

CLICK HERE        


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YCN DESIGN BRIEFS
1314
These Design Briefs have a strong UK
focus and are intended for Tertiary
students

You may only find 2-3 ideas within the
Design Briefs that you can adapt for use
by your students

CLICK HERE


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DESIGN

BEST AWARDS -
NEW ZEALAND
An initiative of The Designers Institute of
New Zealand, The Best Design Awards is
the annual showcase of excellence in
graphic, spatial, product and interactive
design
.

CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

EXAMPLES:
GRAPHIC     INTERACTIVE
PRODUCT    SPATIAL  


GOOD DESIGN
AWARDS -
AUSTRALIA

CLICK HERE  
EXTERNAL WEBSITE  

EXAMPLES:
PACKAGING AND GRAPHICS
HOUSEWARES AND OBJECTS  
FURNITURE AND LIGHTING
DOMESTIC APPLIANCES


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ILLUSTRATION
BY Marc MARTIN
Marc Martin is an illustrator and children's
book author based in Melbourne,
Australia. His illustrations have been
commissioned by clients such as Monocle
magazine, Wired magazine, The
Financial Review, Capital magazine, The
Australian Centre for the Moving Image,
and various festivals.

He is also the author and illustrator of
three books,
A Forest (Penguin Books,
2012),
Silent Observer (Erm Books, 2011),
and
The Curious Explorers Illustrated
Guide to Exotic Animals A-Z
(Penguin
Books, 2013).

CLICK HERE  
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

MORE - The Curious Explorers
Illustrated Guide to Exotic Animals
A-Z
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

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