The highlight of the lesson was the neighborhood specific activity, the "tourist attraction poster". Each neighborhood designed and created a poster with a slogan that best characterizes the essence of their neighborhood. The activity was aimed to get the participants thinking about their neighborhood identity and interpretation. The poster was also an introduction to visual communication and design processes that will later be used in the exhibition design portion of the program. The groups had an opportunity to walk around, observe, and discuss each others poster in a mini critique fashion. I was very impressed with the turnout of the posters, collaborative efforts, and the creativity our students have.
After the success from the poster activity, I am even more excited to see what our students have in store as we start the 3rd week/exhibit design portion of IWWL.