Title

Do Good Desgin

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Brett DeBoer

Abstract/Artist Statement

With the growing need and desire to utilize technology in our daily lives, it is easy to loose track of how much time we spend behind a screen. It’s unbeknownst to most of us that the amount of time we spend using our devices can actually be detrimental to our health. In my project, I intend to raise awareness about the negative effects that screen time has on a person’s day-to-day life, and the long-term developmental effects it has on children. I tried to make the information accessible to both children and parents through a campaign including an animation, an app, other paper collateral, and the friendly mascot Eddie the Eyeball. This project uncovered an important problem in our society, along with one great irony: In an attempt to warn people about excessive screen time, I found myself sitting behind a computer for 20+ hours working towards a solution. It was well worth the screen time because my project taught me that I want to always create designs that benefit others. Visual communication has an incredible influence on our society. So many people are quick to take the information that they see at face value, which grants graphic designers a lot of power in the information that is designed and released. The most important part of design is finding a worthy challenge, being passionate in pursuit of a solution, and above all, designing for good. After all, with great power comes great responsibility.

Location

Reynolds Art Gallery

Start Date

25-4-2016 6:00 PM

End Date

14-5-2016 6:00 PM

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Apr 25th, 6:00 PM May 14th, 6:00 PM

Do Good Desgin

Reynolds Art Gallery

With the growing need and desire to utilize technology in our daily lives, it is easy to loose track of how much time we spend behind a screen. It’s unbeknownst to most of us that the amount of time we spend using our devices can actually be detrimental to our health. In my project, I intend to raise awareness about the negative effects that screen time has on a person’s day-to-day life, and the long-term developmental effects it has on children. I tried to make the information accessible to both children and parents through a campaign including an animation, an app, other paper collateral, and the friendly mascot Eddie the Eyeball. This project uncovered an important problem in our society, along with one great irony: In an attempt to warn people about excessive screen time, I found myself sitting behind a computer for 20+ hours working towards a solution. It was well worth the screen time because my project taught me that I want to always create designs that benefit others. Visual communication has an incredible influence on our society. So many people are quick to take the information that they see at face value, which grants graphic designers a lot of power in the information that is designed and released. The most important part of design is finding a worthy challenge, being passionate in pursuit of a solution, and above all, designing for good. After all, with great power comes great responsibility.