AIGA DEC https://design.sfsu.edu/index.php/ en Assistant Professors Christensen and Hussaini presented about integrating social justice into visual communication design curriculum at the 2023 AIGA DEC Symposium https://design.sfsu.edu/index.php/news/assistant-professors-christensen-and-hussaini-presented-about-integrating-social-justice <div class="row bs-1col node node--type-news node--view-mode-rss"> <div class="col-sm-12 bs-region bs-region--main"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h1 class="news-title"> Assistant Professors Christensen and Hussaini presented about integrating social justice into visual communication design curriculum at the 2023 AIGA DEC Symposium </h1> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sub-component field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field--item"> <div class="pl-component pl-component--news-headline-topfold news-wrapper"> <div class="news-author">Author: School of Design </div> <div class="news-info"> <div class="news-date"> December 4, 2023 </div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/sf_state_1440x564/public/images/IMG_5694.jpg?h=e75521a3&amp;itok=scU0W3W6" width="1440" height="564" alt="Professors Christensen and Khan presenting at Lens 2023" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-component field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div class="pl-component pl-component--content-basic" > <div class="field field--name-field-p-formatted-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Assistant Professors Christensen and Hussaini presented together at the <a href="https://educators.aiga.org/lens-2023-aiga-dec-symposium/">AIGA DEC Lens 2023 Symposium</a> in New York City, as part of the <a href="https://www.aiga.org/design/aiga-design-conference">AIGA National Design Conference</a>. The AIGA DEC hosted Lens as a one-day symposium featuring peer-reviewed papers, panels, posters, and other work from educators, graduate students, and industry professionals that address ideas and topics connected to the theme LENS. Christensen and Hussaini introduced their work integrating a social justice lens into curricular development for visual communication design courses, specifically in relation to multimodal storytelling for two courses: the experimental Visual Storytelling elective class Christensen has introduced, and Research and Writing in Design, the core major requirement course Hussaini has re-envisioned. The presentation shared best practices formulated from these two case studies for pedagogical approaches to create politically engaged, community-focused classroom learning communities. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field--item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--basic-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-p-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><img class="pl-component pl-component--img img-responsive img-default" src="/sites/default/files/images/LENS_rectangle-rev%20copy.jpg" alt="Banner of the AIGA DEC Lens Symposium 2023"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field--item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--basic-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-p-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><img class="pl-component pl-component--img img-responsive img-default" src="/sites/default/files/images/AIGA%20Lens_%20Multimodal%20Design%20Storytelling%20through%20a%20Social%20Justice%20Lens4.jpg" alt="Example of slide in the professors&#039; presentation"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field--item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--basic-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-p-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><img class="pl-component pl-component--img img-responsive img-default" src="/sites/default/files/images/AIGA%20Lens_%20Multimodal%20Design%20Storytelling%20through%20a%20Social%20Justice%20Lens2.jpg" alt="Another example of slide in the professors&#039; presentation"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tags</p> <div class="tags-item"> <ul class="list-inline"> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/research" hreflang="en">Research</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/tenuredtenure-track-faculty" hreflang="en">Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/design-pedagogy" hreflang="en">Design Pedagogy</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/design-writing" hreflang="en">Design Writing</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/design-communication" hreflang="en">Design Communication</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/aiga-dec" hreflang="en">AIGA DEC</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 04 Dec 2023 17:11:12 +0000 Omar Sosa Tzec 258 at https://design.sfsu.edu Assist. Prof. Sosa-Tzec discusses critical approaches to the visual essay in the AIGA DEC Symposium https://design.sfsu.edu/index.php/news/assist-prof-sosa-tzec-discusses-critical-approaches-visual-essay-aiga-dec-symposium <div class="row bs-1col node node--type-news node--view-mode-rss"> <div class="col-sm-12 bs-region bs-region--main"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h1 class="news-title"> Assist. Prof. Sosa-Tzec discusses critical approaches to the visual essay in the AIGA DEC Symposium </h1> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sub-component field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field--item"> <div class="pl-component pl-component--news-headline-topfold news-wrapper"> <div class="news-author">Author: School of Design </div> <div class="news-info"> <div class="news-date"> October 12, 2023 </div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/sf_state_1440x564/public/images/LENS_rectangle-2048x1342.png?h=6715fba9&amp;itok=y1FWX-9H" width="1440" height="564" alt="Flyer of the AIGA DEC Symposium" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="pull-right photo-credit">Photo Credit: AIGA DEC </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-component field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div class="pl-component pl-component--content-basic" > <div class="field field--name-field-p-formatted-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p><a href="https://educators.aiga.org/lens-2023-aiga-dec-symposium/">The AIGA DEC Symposium Lens 2023</a> took place this October 12 in New York City, within <a href="https://www.aiga.org/design/aiga-design-conference">the AIGA National Conference</a>. Assistant Professor Omar Sosa-Tzec participated in the panel "Making Space for Graphic Designers as Visual Essayists." In this panel, Dr. Sosa-Tzec discussed the notion of the visual essay as a multimodal argument and outcome of research-through-design and the application of poetics, semiotics, rhetoric, and aesthetics as critical approaches to peer-review the visual essay in graphic design academia. Sosa-Tzec also discussed sketchnoting as a form of pre-writing and content for visual essays. Accompanying Dr. Sosa-Tzec were Patricia Childers (CUNY/CityTech/Pratt), Heather Corcoran (Washington University in St. Louis), and Joshua Unikel (University of Houston). All the professors were <a href="https://educators.aiga.org/design-writing-fellowship/">AIGA DEC Design + Writing Fellowship members in 2022.</a> This panel and their work from the fellowship seek to legitimize the visual essay as a research product in graphic design academia and pluralize and diversify its voices. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field--item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--basic-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-p-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><img class="pl-component pl-component--img img-responsive img-default" src="/sites/default/files/images/Screen%20Shot%202023-10-16%20at%2010.07.58%20AM.png" alt="Slide listing poetics, semiotics, rhetoric, and aesthetics as critical approaches to the visual essay"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field--item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--basic-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-p-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><img class="pl-component pl-component--img img-responsive img-default" src="/sites/default/files/images/Screen%20Shot%202023-10-16%20at%2010.08.09%20AM.png" alt="Image showing Omar Sosa-Tzec&#039;s visual essay and sketchnotes and listing uses for the sketchnote in visual essay creation"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tags</p> <div class="tags-item"> <ul class="list-inline"> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/research" hreflang="en">Research</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/tenuredtenure-track-faculty" hreflang="en">Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/creative-practice" hreflang="en">Creative Practice</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/visual-essay" hreflang="en">Visual Essay</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/aiga-dec" hreflang="en">AIGA DEC</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/sketchnoting" hreflang="en">Sketchnoting</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 16 Oct 2023 17:31:41 +0000 Omar Sosa Tzec 253 at https://design.sfsu.edu Assist. Profs. Christensen and Sosa-Tzec to introduce a design communication rubric at Surface, the 2022 AIGA Design Educators Community Conference https://design.sfsu.edu/index.php/news/assist-profs-christensen-and-sosa-tzec-introduce-design-communication-rubric-surface-2022-aiga <div class="row bs-1col node node--type-news node--view-mode-rss"> <div class="col-sm-12 bs-region bs-region--main"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h1 class="news-title"> Assist. Profs. Christensen and Sosa-Tzec to introduce a design communication rubric at Surface, the 2022 AIGA Design Educators Community Conference </h1> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sub-component field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field--item"> <div class="pl-component pl-component--news-headline-topfold news-wrapper"> <div class="news-author">Author: School of Design </div> <div class="news-info"> <div class="news-date"> October 17, 2022 </div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/sf_state_1440x564/public/images/surface-banner.png?h=3d15b731&amp;itok=XzIagYQw" width="1440" height="564" alt="Banner showing the name and information about the 2022 Surface Conference by the AIGA DEC" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="pull-right photo-credit">Photo Credit: AIGA DEC </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-component field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div class="pl-component pl-component--content-basic" > <div class="field field--name-field-p-formatted-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p><a href="http://ellenjchristensen.com/">Ellen Christensen </a>and <a href="http://tzec.com/">Omar Sosa-Tzec</a>, Assistant Professors of Visual Communication Design, have developed a rubric to evaluate the presentation and communication of design projects by undergraduate design students. The two professors will present this rubric at the <a href="https://educators.aiga.org/2022-dec-mini-conference-surface/">Surface, the 2022 AIGA Design Educators Community Mini-Conference</a>, which takes place as one of the events within the <a href="https://www.aiga.org/design/design-conferences/aiga-design-conference">National AIGA Design Conference</a> of this year.</p> <p>Christensen and Sosa-Tzec developed this rubric by assessing work from students of the School of Design and using experiential knowledge, design pedagogy scholarship, and the communication rubric elaborated by the <a href="https://www.aacu.org/">American Association of Colleges and Universities</a>. They engaged in this project as part of the <a href="https://ueap.sfsu.edu/assessment/core-competency-ge-assessment">Core Competency and GE Assessment Program</a> of the <a href="https://ueap.sfsu.edu/">SFSU Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning</a> division, intending to help students become more articulate in their project presentations and strategic regarding the use of writing, imagery, and even non-verbal communication or any possible mode of communication to stand out and be persuasive.<strong> </strong></p> <ul> <li>Christensen and Sosa-Tzec <strong>invite everyone in the School of Design to utilize this rubric.</strong></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field--item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--basic-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-p-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><img class="pl-component pl-component--img img-responsive img-default" src="/sites/default/files/images/design-communication-rubric-christensen-and-sosa-tzec.png" alt="Rubric to evaluate design communication in the classroom by Ellen Christensen and Omar Sosa-Tzec"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field--item"><div class="pl-component pl-component--content-basic" > <div class="field field--name-field-p-formatted-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><ul></ul> <p>This rubric comprises <strong>six communication design dimensions</strong>: </p> <ul> <li><strong>Design Situation </strong>- the student's ability to describe the problem to address through design</li> <li><strong>Design Process</strong> - the student's ability to describe the different phases and iterations that led to the design solution</li> <li><strong>Design Rationale</strong> - the student's ability to describe the effectiveness of the design outcome</li> <li><strong>Design Language and Vocabulary </strong>- the student's ability to describe discipline-specific concepts that informed the design process</li> <li><strong>Design Evidence </strong>- the student's ability to provide significant visual or multimodal content that shows design work and process</li> <li><strong>Design Writing</strong> - the student's ability to provide written content that explains design work and process</li> <li><strong>Design Competency and Knowledge</strong> - the student's ability to describe the learning and takeaways from carrying out the design process</li> </ul> <p>Each dimension is scored as follows:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Beginning</strong> - 1 point</li> <li><strong>Developing</strong> - 2 points</li> <li><strong>Competent </strong>- 3 points</li> <li><strong>Accomplished </strong>- 4 points</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field--item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--basic-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-p-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><img class="pl-component pl-component--img img-responsive img-default" src="/sites/default/files/images/ellen-cristensen-and-omar-sosa-tzec.png" alt="Ellen Christensen and Omar Sosa-Tzec"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tags</p> <div class="tags-item"> <ul class="list-inline"> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/tenuredtenure-track-faculty" hreflang="en">Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/design-pedagogy" hreflang="en">Design Pedagogy</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/design-communication" hreflang="en">Design Communication</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/aiga-dec" hreflang="en">AIGA DEC</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 17 Oct 2022 18:35:22 +0000 Omar Sosa Tzec 194 at https://design.sfsu.edu Assist. Prof. Sosa-Tzec member of the AIGA DEC Design + Writing Fellowship 2022 https://design.sfsu.edu/index.php/news/assist-prof-sosa-tzec-member-aiga-dec-design-writing-fellowship-2022 <div class="row bs-1col node node--type-news node--view-mode-rss"> <div class="col-sm-12 bs-region bs-region--main"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h1 class="news-title"> Assist. Prof. Sosa-Tzec member of the AIGA DEC Design + Writing Fellowship 2022 </h1> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sub-component field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field--item"> <div class="pl-component pl-component--news-headline-topfold news-wrapper"> <div class="news-author">Author: Omar Sosa-Tzec </div> <div class="news-info"> <div class="news-date"> September 27, 2022 </div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/sf_state_1440x564/public/images/sketchnotes_1.png?h=71976bb4&amp;itok=cy7gPuuH" width="1440" height="564" alt="Sketchnotes made by Prof. Sosa-Tzec during the AIGA DEC 2020 Design + Writing Fellowship" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="pull-right photo-credit">Photo Credit: Omar Sosa-Tzec </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-component field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div class="pl-component pl-component--content-basic" > <div class="field field--name-field-p-formatted-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The<a href="https://educators.aiga.org/"> AIGA Design Educators Community (DEC) </a>introduced a new design and writing fellowship for 2022. <a href="http://tzec.com/">Assistant Professor Omar Sosa-Tzec</a> was selected along with another 15 design faculty across the United States to form this fellowship's first cohort. From January to June, these design faculty worked individually and collaboratively to discuss and investigate the visual essay. Dr. Sosa-Tzec utilized sketchnoting to reflect on the nature of visual essays and explore theoretical approaches that could facilitate their production and peer-review––namely, poetics, semiotics, rhetoric, and aesthetics. </p> <p>Posters showcasing the fellows' projects will be exhibited at <a href="https://educators.aiga.org/2022-dec-mini-conference-surface/">Surface––the AIGA DEC Mini-Conference</a>––which takes place during the events of the <a href="https://www.aiga.org/design/design-conferences/aiga-design-conference">2022 AIGA Design Conference</a>. Below is Prof. Sosa-Tzec's poster.</p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field--item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--basic-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-p-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><img class="pl-component pl-component--img img-responsive img-default" src="/sites/default/files/images/poster-aiga-conf-2022-reduced-size_0.jpg" alt="Poster by Omar Sosa-Tzec to be presented in the AIGA DEC Conference"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tags</p> <div class="tags-item"> <ul class="list-inline"> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/research" hreflang="en">Research</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/tenuredtenure-track-faculty" hreflang="en">Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/aiga-dec" hreflang="en">AIGA DEC</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/sketchnoting" hreflang="en">Sketchnoting</a></li> <li > <a href="/index.php/tags/tags/drawing" hreflang="en">Drawing</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 27 Sep 2022 22:59:01 +0000 Omar Sosa Tzec 190 at https://design.sfsu.edu