What success looks like
Like last semester, the final project in Intro to Visual Communication involved writing a brief essay about what success means to you, then expressing it in some visual form. Unlike most of the projects for this class, the final is very open-ended. Students can use any visual approach as long as it includes their words and uses their images.
One project that drew many comments was made up of dozens and dozens of photos assembled methodically into a pattern starting with small images around the edges, getting larger as they move toward the center.
The images show many moments in the student's life which together with the words illustrate the theme of being aware of all the moments that make up one's life.
This project impressed everyone for two reasons: it works visually, and the care and love that went into it are immediately apparent. You can tell by looking at it that the goal was not just to get a good grade in the class, but to really say something meaningful. Successful, for sure.