Posts Tagged ‘Artifacts

Assignment 0

Our goal of working with a blog is to as a class leave a digital artifact of our collective explorations into framing design, doing research, & negotiating with the outside world.

Blog  Setup

On your own form groups of 3-4 within your studio time slot. Organize with your group members & come up with a group name.

Email: & with your group name & group members ASAP. Put [COA1060 : RAND] in the subject line of this email.

Review the disclaimer post.

Register a new username (must be your group name) with a shared password for your group at the following URL (located at the login link at the bottom of every page):

After registering please update your username’s (group’s) biographical information to include your group members.
Collaborate with your group to make your 1st blog entry.

Research & Selection Phase

Your 1st blog entry is intended to illustrate the research you have done thus far when identifying a case study.

The examples you chose must be something you think falls outside of your preconceived notions of what design is.

The post must include:

  • At least 2 potential case studies. Explain why chose each example.
  • Relevant background information including: Imagery, Video, & Links.
  • Preliminary notes & rationale for choosing your examples.
  • Construct several taxonomic categories for which your examples may fall in. When making a post attach these taxonomies in the “Tags (Simple Tags)” section.
  • Identify various “Negotiations” within your example.

Be prepared to present this material.

All blog entries are required to adhere to the basic design requirements of the RAND site. Review these requirements before completing your post.


By Wednesday Nov 10 at 8am, submit Via T-Square a URL to your live blog entry along with a word document or pdf containing all the material within the blog entry.


This assignment counts as 20% of your overall grade for this final project.

Keep in mind one thing you will be graded on how interesting and unique your examples are. How outside the frame you reached for your examples.