Effectiveness of flipping the classroom

Alright, it is infographic time again! As many of you may know, I am a bit fascinated with alternative options for learning and flipping the classroom is one of the recent buzz words in the world of higher education. I love that ClemsonGC is a hands on, lab-based program. In the lab, you can see when someone really “gets it.” Those moments when everything comes together and all the theory makes sense in practice, not just in lecture.

In the world of education, “flipped classroom” has become a recent buzz word, but what does it really mean? There has been much research done on the topic lately and some of it finds that flipping a classroom has dramatically successful results and other research shows no difference or even a decline in student success using this method. As with any educational tool, if used in a way that doesn’t help students grasp the material.  Continue…

@ClemsonGC, are you tired of explaining color?

Couldn’t resist reposting this infographic on #color. As many GC majors before have complained, sometimes it is just really difficult to explain what we do and why we do it and this is definitely true when discussing color. My son was 4 when I was in the GC program and he came home from elementary school one day and told me that they were teaching the wrong colors in class. Growing up hearing “GC speak” he was familiar with additive and subtractive colors and how they work to create the spectrum.

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Enjoy this infographic explaining color from a designer and printer’s perspective

Well, if you have ever gotten odd looks in the grocery store as you look at packaging to see if they printed in process or spot or ever had a hard time explaining the difference between the two and when you should use one over the other, this infographic is the perfect tool for you! Continue…

History of NFL logo development

A client asks: Do you provide logo development? So you think sure, you can bust out a super logo proposal in a few hours, right? What if the client already has a current logo they want to include in the concept. Is it harder to start from scratch or continue to create fresh iterations of a current brand? I think the argument can be made that re-developing a logo could be more difficult. The challenge of creating something that stays fresh without losing the original branding investment. Questions that should be explored are: How far should you change? How often?

I think these questions are especially relevant when it comes to huge brands and logo development. What if all the sudden Coca-cola dropped their font or added a circle reminiscent of pepsi’s logo. Immediately their logo becomes unrecognizable and brand damaging. I’m not saying that a large overhaul can’t or shouldn’t be done on a company logo, just that branding and consistency must be carefully considered.

This infographic shows NFL logo development over time, a great example of seriously engrained branding. If you watch football at all, you recognize the teams by their logos and colors and often times by as little as their chosen fonts. Do you think they all improve with each iteration?

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Infographic: successful tool for viral marketing

I am a visual person and I love an infographic (remember?). Really the perfect combo since they allow me to visualize the data. By creating an infographic, you get to take otherwise boring stats and make them visually memorable. Remember those old school bar graphs and pie graphs… no more. Data visualization has a new face and that allows it to be graphically interesting and perfect for viral sharing!

What other factors make an infographic successful? Originally it was just a tool for link baiting (getting other sites to repost your content and link back to your site adding legitimacy for your SEO). This article points to three main touch points for successful design.

Make it relevant to your audience, not to you

To be relevant, no matter in what context, implies to be correct. Nothing can be more destructive to an infographic than lack of accuracy. Dedicate enough time to research and instead of trying to mold the facts to an initial question or point of view, let the stories emerge from the data exploration process. Aim for that unique story everyone else missed. Concentrate on having a strong data-based story, in opposition of creating ‘lists of facts.’ Continue…

Graphic Design as a career infographic

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The state of Graphic Design as a career and industry is displayed in this inforgraphic.

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Time to study the basics of color again

I never get tired of the combinations and connotations of color.

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First impressions are everything. How you look and how you present yourself can determine how you are perceived. The same goes for our design work. The impression that our work gives depends on a myri…

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