The Change Lab
The Change Lab
Deirdre Smith Professional Portfolio
Unit of Learning (UOL): Graphic Design
The unit of learning presented here was with nineteen 2nd year students over 21 single lessons. The aim of the UOL was to design a brand identity under the theme of ‘BEEO DIVERSITY’ for honey harvested and packed by the school.
Students learnt about label design through drawing, typography tasks, colour and association, understanding graphic terms of ‘taglines’, ‘call to action’, ‘iconography’, whilst addressing issues such as the community, the environment, sustainability and consumerism. This identity design was then used to design a collaborative poster.
This UOL depicts the learning outcomes and statements of learning as outlined by the Junior Cycle Framework. The lesson plans also show evidence of assessment and evaluation throughout. Differentiation and success criteria are also illustrated. Students engaged in extracurricular activities connecting with the natural environment.
The slideshow below illustrates the lesson plans, learning outcomes, differentiation, assessment for learning,
cross-curricular links and the success criteria
The beehive where the honey bees live
Students picking words that relates to honey
As sample of students final design
Students exploring typography and colour with imagery
A series of students work displayed in the school
Students explored typography through their senses
Students exploring typography through their sense of taste by tasting jellybeans and picking a typeface that illustrates the taste
Students exploring their sense of smell through sniffing smells and relating it to a choice of typefaces
Students exploring typography through the the sense of touch by feeling slime and picking a typeface that illustrates the feeling
Students exploring typography through black squares where they represented the words through black squares
Students creating block text for their identity
Students drawing from primary sources and combining it with typography