All posts tagged “Metacognition

False Dichotomy: Official Launch

False Dichotomy is beginning to truly take form! I have artists agreeing to show, essays coming in from respected members of the fine art printmaking community, and a site in place! There is a lot to do: I have to find funding to print a […]

Kinetic Vis Comm: Where My Research is Leading Me

I have lived, played, or worked in Visual Communication in some way for nearly 30 years, since the days I discovered I had to draw in order to stay sane. I have been through the waves of self-development and technological change and now that I […]

Research has begun!

I have begun doing some research for a new suite of pieces. I am using a formal commercial design cycle to make this work as it is all within the Monstress Productions vein of my work. The first stage is research, wherein I am doing […]

COMD 1103: F15

After asking for four years, I was given the chance to teach Foundation Drawing at City Tech! This is a class originally structured as an introduction to perspective and technical drawing, very rigid in its structure. I have found over the years that my students […]

Laying Out the Type Manual

The Type Manual project continues: we put our entire planned layout up on a wall to see what we needed to zero in on in terms of instruction and research. The class helped me shape tomorrow’s class, wherein I will teach specific lessons to help the […]

Making a Type Manual with Students

In my COMD1167 class this semester (Type & Media, City Tech), my class and I are trying to create our own definitive Type Manual. We are hand printing some elements, writing our own content, and designing everything together. I wanted to start writing about the […]

Design Incubation Colloquium 1.0

I presented my research on printmaking as one way to ramp students into typography at the very first meeting of Design Incubation. AIGA Slideshow Thursday, June 5, 2014  |  2:30pm-4:30pm AIGA  |  Minnesota conference room, 3rd Floor  |  164 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 Design Incubation is […]

Bridging the Gap Poster

In over seven meetings during spring 2013, 35 City Tech faculty members across many disciplines explored and discussed the importance of prior knowledge, knowledge organization and feedback in order to promote a more effective teaching-learning environment. This poster shows how participating faculty reflected on three […]

Typography Research: Grid Lesson

When I was a rather green instructor, I needed to help my Type 1 class develop a sensitivity to typographic shapes and development while building their very low self-confidence. Tracing letters was doing nothing to help them. I finally realized that using a scaffolded grid exercise […]