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Project Resources from Educators Pre-Conference PechaKucha Session in New Orleans

October 9, 2015 / AIGA DEC

In a session on innovative teaching during the Design Educators pre-conference at the AIGA Revival Conference in New Orleans, five design educators each presented a compelling project from their studio classes. The session used the PechaKucha format, which allows presenters to share 20 images for 20 seconds each for a total of a 6 minute and 40 seconds, to convey their ideas. This concise, dynamic format created a energetic atmosphere and packed much information into the 45-minute session. Presenters shared some of their project materials and presentation details for download below:


Erik Brandt, Chair and Professor at Minneapolis College of Art + Design
Presentation: “Ficciones Typografika: Creating typographic fictions in Hangzhou, China” 


Brad Tober, Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presentation: “Improving the Health of Greater Peoria, Illinois: An Ongoing Case Study of Community Engagement in the Vertical Studio”
Tober_Presentation pdf



James Walker, Lecturer at the The University of Texas at Austin
Presentation: Encouraging Experimentation in “Sensory Poster” Walker Project Brief



Cassie Hester, Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University
Presentation: “Collaborative Typographic Collage”Hester Project Brief



John Caserta, Assistant Professor and Graphic Design Department Head at Rhode Island School of Design
Presentation: “HTML Output (From Browser to Book)” Caserta Project Brief


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