Schedule: Design III

10:20 – 12:30

AC S215 & S216

Subject to change as life happens. Check back often for updates.


Week 1.

T 1/31 Nice to see you again! Review syllabus, class assignments, process book basics, intentions for class, and dive into our first project. Slide lecture of related design. Show what students have done in the past.

Th 2/2 Attend visiting artist talk by Kristy Deetz from 10:30 to 11:30 in S212. Meet in classroom afterwards to share initial work on first project. Have something to show us. Or else.


Week 2.

T 2/7  Client visit: Eric from MDA Bowl-A-Thon.  

Th 2/9 Critique: please address all elements of coffee project. Everything must be assembled. Formally introduce Bowl-A-Thon, Self-Defined, and Oshkosh Scholar projects.


Week 3.

T 2/14 Be prepared to present initial Bowl-A-Thon T-Shirt concepts to class.

Th 2/16 Final critique on coffee project. Everything must be present and assembled.


Week 4.

T 2/21 Coffee project due with process materials. Guest at 10:20: Susan Surendonk from the Oshkosh Scholar.

Th 2/23 Critique: Bowl-A-Thon T-Shirt. Minimum two designs. Work session follows.


Week 5.

T 2/28 Oshkosh Scholar cover critique. You must show at least two cover concepts.

Th 3/2 Critique: Bowl-A-Thon T-Shirt. Minimum two designs.


Week 6.

T 3/7 Bowl-A-Thon project due: submit PDFs via email. Work session follows. Meet in small groups for peer critiques. Be constructive and accomplish things.

Th 3/9 Oshkosh Scholar cover critique. You must show at least two cover concepts. Detailed e-mailed Self-Defined Project proposal is due by 5 pm today. I will get back to you with comments within the next few days.


Week 7.

T 3/14 Oshkosh Scholar covers due with process materials. Introduction to map project. Self-Defined Project schedule must be e-mailed to me by 5 p.m. (Or you can give me a printed copy in class today. Whatever works best for you.)

Th 3/16 Hamilton Wood Type Museum Field Trip! You are encouraged to provide your own transportation, but if this proves impossible, please let me know and we’ll figure it out. We will meet at the museum at 10 a.m. and leave around noon. The museum is located at 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, Wisconsin 54241. Directions to the museum can be found here.


Spring Break: March 21 & 23


Week 8.

T 3/28 Make Quick Maps in class. Bring drawing materials (such as pencils or markers). Work session follows.

Th 3/30 Work session.


Week 9.

T 4/4 Map project critique #1

Th 4/6 Be prepared to introduce your Self-Defined project to other members of class. Use of the projector is strongly encouraged so that you may show your research and related work thus far. Have research and plans to show to us.


Week 10.

T 4/11 Map project critique #2

Th 4/13 Optional Art Department Chicago Trip, which I will be on. Work session for those not attending.


Week 11.

T 4/18 Maps due with process materials.

Th 4/20 First critique, Self-Defined Project. Please address all components of your project.



Week 12.

T 4/25 Work session.

Th 4/27 Small peer group critiques, Self-Defined Project. Seek and give constructive feedback. Please address all components of your project, and assemble if needed. Discuss Final Digital Portfolio instructions. Instructor needs to leave a little early to serve as judge at Celebration of Scholarship event (which you should check out!).


Week 13.

T 5/2 Work session.

Th 5/4 Final critique.


Week 14.

T 5/9   Self-Defined Project due at 10:20 am sharp. Digital portfolio due by 5

Thursday 5/11 after 4 p.m.  Work graded and available for retrieval (at your convenience) in S216.

{{Thursday, May 11th: Senior Design Exhibition Reception. 6 – 7:30 p.m. You should go!}}