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Particularly in Victoria, Australia  and  New Zealand
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M A R C H/M A Y   2016   
SEE BELOW     -   
- TOP DESIGNS 2016
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VCE STUDY DESIGN REVIEW
- SYMMETRY & ASYMMETRY
- REPETITION  
- NEW LOGO FOR HP  
- HIERARCHY + RULE OF THIRDS  
3 May 2016  
- DG STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION 2016  8 May 2016
 + MANY ENTRIES SHOWN OF 2014 COMPETITION
- COLOUR
- includes MONOCHROMATIC, ANALOGOUS,
  COMPLEMENTARY & TRIADIC COLOUR SCHEMES

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2014 NEW PAGES
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TOP DESIGNS 2016
MELBOURNE MUSEUM
Daily, 18 Mar - 10 Jul 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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VCE VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN
MINOR REVIEW
During 2016, VCE VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN is being reviewed.
Teachers and stakeholders are encouraged to join the VCAA Consultation
Register. Registrants will receive email notification once the consultation draft of
the
VCE VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN study design is available online and
be invited to respond to the consultation draft via an online questionnaire.

Consultation drafts will be made available for consideration by teachers and
stakeholders throughout 2016. Consultation is an important part of the review and
development process for VCE studies. The consultation register will remain open
until the end of this process.

CONSULTATION REGISTER  
VCAA WEBSITE  

MORE INFORMATION
PDF DOCUMENT

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DESIGN PRINCIPLES
SYMMETRY & ASYMMETRY  







RESOURCE MATERIAL
Explanations and examples  
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PDF DOCUMENT

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DESIGN PRINCIPLES  
REPETITION







RESOURCE MATERIAL
Explanations and examples  
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PDF DOCUMENT  

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NEW LOGO FOR HP
HP have unveiled their ultra-thin Spectre 13 laptop with a highly minimalist logo









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DESIGN PRINCIPLES
HIERARCHY + RULE OF THIRDS









RESOURCE MATERIAL
Explanations and examples  
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MAGAZINE COVERS
DG STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION 2016
The competition is to design the cover of an imaginary issue of DG magazine with
a particular theme.
The deadline for entries is Monday 3 October 2016











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2014 RESULTS AND ENTRIES
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DESIGN ELEMENT
COLOUR
includes MONOCHROMATIC, ANALOGOUS,
COMPLEMENTARY & TRIADIC COLOUR SCHEMES
Updated web pages created in 2011
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MORE TO COME IN JUNE




2014 VCE EXAM
2015 WHEN AVAILABLE
- VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN
From VCAA website
EXAM PAPER and RESOURCE BOOKLET
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PDF DOCUMENT FOR DOWNLOADING  
ALSO
EXAM REPORT
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PDF DOCUMENT FOR DOWNLOADING

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ALL VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN INFO ON
VCAA WEBSITE
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SUGGESTIONS ALWAYS WELCOME


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The Importance of Sketching
in Creating a
Successful Design Work

The Role of Sketching in the
Design Process

How sketching will take your
design process to the next
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BEST DESIGN
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DESIGNS
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VIDEOS FOR STUDENTS TO WATCH
Most students are very familiar with
YouTube and already use videos to
learn. Here are links to some videos
that students may find interesting.

Product sketch (electric shaver)
demo    

Product design rendering and
sketching   
Very good commentary

Sketching, rendering and creating
presentation sheets of your design
ideas   
Very good commentary      

Sketching tutorial  - introduction/basic
(for Architectural drawing)    
Very good commentary

Perspective Drawing for Interior
Design  


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POSSIBLE STUDENT ACTIVITY  

NINE AMAZING WAYS TO USE A
SHIPPING CONTAINER  
CLICK HERE  
EXTERNAL WEBSITE
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SHIPPING CONTAINERS ON Pinterest
CLICK HERE    
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8 things architects should consider
before designing with shipping
containers
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EXTERNAL WEBSITE  

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MORE INFO ON 'GOOGLE'
- for example, search for
PLANS FOR CONTAINER BUILDINGS   


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11 WEB DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2016  
INCLUDE -
Illustrations and Sketches

Illustrations and sketches bring a fun
element of whimsy to a site design.
They can work for sites of all types
and aren’t just for children anymore.
The illustration style has also started
to grow in popularity when it comes to
some of the smaller pieces of website
design as well, such as icons and
other user interface elements. What’s
nice about this trend is that
illustrations make a site feel a little
more personal. Because an
illustration or sketch style icon
appears to be hand-drawn, it looks
and feels personal for users. That can
go a long way into creating a
connection with them.

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EXTERNAL WEBSITE  

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2016 LOGO DESIGN TRENDS
FORECAST
 

The “rules” that worked before the turn
of the century no longer count today. In
fact, what has held true for the last five
years no longer has the same
authority. The art and science of logo
design is changing as fast as the
“opportunity to engage consumers”
grows.  And again, this “opportunity,”
is changing as fast as technology
develops.

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PREDICTIONS FOR 2016 LOGOS     
EXTERNAL WEBSITE                              
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2015 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S DESIGN
AWARDS

The Premier’s Design Awards
recognise and reward Victorian
designers and businesses using
exemplar design effectively and
sustainably.
Entries are accepted in the following
categories:
1. Architectural Design
includes -
The (f)route POD
2. Service Design
3. Industrial and Product Design
includes -
Velo Twista Balance Bike  
Rib Chair   
4. Communication Design
includes -
Seed Identity     
Pet Grocer Brand and Packaging  
5. Digital Design  
includes -
Lakeside College
Website    (Actual website)  
6. Design Strategy

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EXTERNAL WEBSITE  

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POSSIBLE STUDENT ACTIVITY

HOUSES
ELEVATIONS?   ILLUSTRATIONS?  

Simple line drawings

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WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT
SOMETHING COULD BE DONE WITH
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BARCODES   

Well somebody did.

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2016

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2016