Days in Plates


Days in Plates is a design communicating designer’s eating habit. In order to bring the tedious data alive and to convey information clearly, this design incorporates SHAPE, COLOR, SIZE, SOUND, MOVEMENT, and many other communication tools. This design uses a circular structure instead of a linear structure to show all the data in a single page. This setting also represents the look of a plate which directly communicates the topic of food.

Grading Art and Design


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I’m interested in what is interesting, Ed Ruscha

The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures, Ben Shneiderman

Artistic data visualization = actual data + artistic intent, Viegas, Wattenberg

How do you evaluate—grade?— art and design work?

Here are two articles for your reference.

Achievement and Quality: Higher Education in the Arts
Grading Art

The criteria and issues that stand out for me are:

1. skill to describe/articulate and frame a design question or problem verbally, visually or via some other form

2. participation in the studio and contribution to the studio culture

3. ability to transform ideas and rough concepts; to develop, refine, and successfully express or communicate

4. curiosity and willingness to experiment/explore/discover and to distill knowledge from this process

5. mastery of materials and craft in completing project (to the level required)

6. synthesis and aesthetics – create forms and relationships – to put things together with a level of completeness and in an engaging manner appropriate to the project

7.  production of a body of work that demonstrates your design  process and  expresses what is interesting about the work by embedding meaning (your point of view, argument, interests, questions) in the work itself